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    How credit clearing can change the global monetary system: interview with Tomaž Fleischman of Informal Systems

    Tom Woodroof of Lowimpact and Mutual Credit Services talks with Tomaž Fleischman of Informal Systems about credit clearing. We believe that credit clearing is one of the four crucial tools in building a new commons economy. Read more

    11 easy wild garlic recipes

    Spring has sprung and with it comes one of the edible plants for the forager, wild garlic (Allium ursinum). Most people who have dabbled in foraging will know wild garlic (or ramsons) as a great plant to start with as it’s simple to recognise and use in cooking. It’s one of our absolute favourite wild foods.… Continue reading 11 easy wild garlic recipes Read more

    The transition to renewable energy will not / cannot happen within the current economy

    This is the first of a two-part conversation, about whether we can transition to renewable energy within the current system, or whether we need system change. Read more

    20 year research project reveals devastating loss of British and Irish flora

    What has causes a devestating decline in British and Irish flora? Read more

    Degrowth or ‘green growth’?

    Rosalie Bull of CASSE | 19-Mar-2023 | 10

    Degrowth’s foundational opposition to continued economic expansion presents a clear challenge to coalition-building on climate. But degrowth is grounded in the ecological reality that resources are finite, a key truth that mainstream climate advocates seem to ignore. Read more

    Upcycling an old frame into a chalk board

    Learn how to upcycle an old and broken mirror or picture frame into an interesting chalk board. Read more

    Stroud Commons part 2: starting a ‘commoners club’

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 12-Mar-2023 | 3

    A group of us in Stroud (Gloucs) have formed a ‘commoners club’ to try to build commons infrastructure here, and to document what happens so that it can be replicated in other towns. Read more

    Housing co-op seeking founder members

    Lusan Housing Co-op is a fully mutual co-operative, registered with the FCA and applying to join Radical Routes. There’s six of us at the moment and we’re actively seeking more founder members. We are going to start raising loanstock in April and hope to buy land and buildings somewhere in Dumfries and Galloway later this… Continue reading Housing co-op seeking founder members Read more

    Worried about fruit & veg rationing? Let’s grow our own, in our communities

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 05-Mar-2023 | 2

    Every so often something happens that punctures our sense of what’s normal. In the UK one of those events was empty shelves that used to display fruit and veg. Then supermarkets began rationing some food items. Read more

    Bring on the peat ban – no garden should cost the Earth

    Meg Griffiths of Plantlife | 01-Mar-2023 | 4

    Despite UK-wide commitments to end the use of peat in horticulture, the legislation needed to make this happen is still frustratingly out of reach. This week, an official announcement on the ban in England was postponed because of the Conservative Party leadership election; and the other three administrations have no firm plans on the table.… Continue reading Bring on the peat ban – no garden should cost the Earth Read more

    Rewilding or local food production?

    We like the idea of rewilding, but it needs much more thought when it removes good UK lowland farmland – because then, obviously, land elsewhere will have to brought into agricultural production to take up the slack. Read more

    In celebration of soft fruit

    A celebration of local, seasonal soft fruit and the memories that it can evoke. Read more

    A brief history of credit clearing, with Hans-Florian Hoyer

    Hans-Florian Hoyer of | 19-Feb-2023 | 0

    Hans-Florian Hoyer is a retired banker and academic who specialises in the history of credit clearing – especially credit clearing at medieval trade fairs. Credit clearing is a crucial part of building a new commons economy, because it reduces the need for money and banks in communities, and it helps small businesses survive through difficult times. Read more

    Lowimpact jobs board launches! 

    At last! Here at Lowimpact we’re very proud to be finally launching our Lowimpact jobs board. A service that so many of you have asked for over the years – and we know will be so useful in connecting job seekers with employers. You can find it here. The jobs board is dedicated to showcasing… Continue reading Lowimpact jobs board launches!  Read more

    Career change? Work with Mutual Credit Services

    Invitation to apply to work with Mutual Credit Services. We’ve got more work in prospect than we can handle, and what we really need now is more creative human capacity. Read more

    More Sustainable (and Beautiful) Alternatives to a Grass Lawn

    Ideas from the American NRDC about how to develop a sustainable alternative for your lawn. Read more

    Matthew Slater’s money news roundup

    Matthew Slater, co-author of the Credit Commons white paper, produces a biannual roundup of money news he finds interesting. Here’s the latest. Read more

    Preparing for new growth at Imbolc

    How the Celtic festival of Imbolc can inspire new growth. Read more

    Commons housing: another brief explainer, this time by Dil Green

    Brief introduction to a new model of commons housing to replace the current, broken housing market. Read more

    Village halls – a sustainable success story  

    Our village halls can be a beacon for sustainable living, community activities and the sharing of ideas! Read more

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