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    Can multinational corporations ever be green?

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 28-Oct-2012 | 0

    This is my response to a marketing lady I met at the Royal Festival Hall last week, who will remain anonymous (unless you want to reveal yourself). You are very intelligent, and you care – our target audience, in other words. Read more

    How to build a DIY thermal store

    A thermal store is used to solve the following problem: you have a wood stove, but in the mornings, by the time you’ve lit it, and the place gets a bit warmer, you’ve left the house. Read more

    Norfolk Solar’s van is powered by the sun

    Lee Rose of Solar Hot Water | 05-Oct-2012 | 8

    Anyone who knows me will tell you I am a person whose private life is smothered by my work. I work in the renewable energy industry – more specifically, I’m a solar energy specialist. Read more

    Woodheat community share offer: 10% left

    Jon Halle of Sharenergy | 26-Sep-2012 | 0

    Woolhope Woodheat are now up to 90% of their share total with 2 days to go. Thats £27,000 more we need with a mighty £247,650 already subscribed for by 127 prospective members. Read more

    Kevin McCloud’s man-made home

    Adrian Leaman of Wholewoods | 22-Sep-2012 | 0

    I first heard of Kevin McCloud’s plans for a new self-build project whilst exhibiting on the Lowimpact.org stand at Grand Designs Live last October. In December Optomen TV, the production company, hired me to project manage the building of Kevin’s rustic eco-cabin Read more

    So, is having a smallholding like being in prison?!

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 11-Sep-2012 | 0

    Here’s the story. The Ecological Land Co-op are trying to start a little cluster of smallholdings with eco-dwellings on the Devon/Somerset border. We support this venture wholeheartedly Read more

    Overland from the UK to Australia, part 2

    Sam Ryan of Lowimpact.org | 05-Sep-2012 | 0

    Sam Ryan worked for Lowimpact.org in the UK for a year, and is now on his way overland, with his partner Dani, back home to Australia to set up Low-impact Australia over there. He’s going to send us a few blog articles en route. This second one is about couchsurfing. Read more

    Hydro-electricity community share offer

    Hydro power is an attractive source of local renewable energy for Sheffield, which builds on the long history of water power in the city. This artist’s impression shows the fish friendly Archimedes screw turbine we will install at the site. Read more

    Overland to Australia part 1

    Sam Ryan of Lowimpact.org | 22-Aug-2012 | 0

    Sam Ryan worked for Lowimpact.org in the UK for a year, and is now on his way overland, with his partner Dani, back home to Australia to set up Low-impact Australia over there. He’s going to send us a few blog articles en route. Read more

    The science behind the health benefits of clay plasters

    Adam Weismann of Clayworks | 09-Aug-2012 | 0

    Clay plasters are beautiful alright – see Clayworks’ efforts in a restaurant in London (above), and see here for some basic information about clay plasters. But for those of you who want more evidence for the benefits of clay plasters, Adam has compiled the information below Read more

    Should we have a right to live on the land?

    We think so. As long as we do it in a low-impact way. We’re not talking second homes, commuter homes or retirement homes. We’re talking about people who want to work the land organically, be part of the local economy, plant trees, build a home Read more

    Local firewood auction & fair in your county?

    Andy Reynolds of the Ecolodge | 23-Jul-2012 | 0

    The Lincolnshire Firewood Fair receives The Lincolnshire Environmental Award 2012. 4 years ago a disparate group of foresters, woodmen, agents, and firewood merchants got together with direction from the local Forestry Commission officer. Read more

    Want to help start an eco-village in Ireland?

    Harry White of East Clare Eco | 15-Jul-2012 | 0

    Hello. My family and I moved to Ireland three years ago when our eldest boy was born. Previous to this we were living aboard a narrow boat cruising between the midlands and London. Read more

    You can be part owner of a large solar power plant

    Westmill solar park is located near to Watchfield, on the Wiltshire/Oxfordshire border, just off the A420. The site is operating successfully and consists of 30 acres of over 20,000 solar panels. Read more

    Summer advice for wood stove owners

    Hi All, My name is Sune and I help to run Stovesonline – we are the Lowimpact.org network partner for things to do with wood stoves, pellet stoves, chimneys, etc. I’m new to this blog, so I thought I would kick off with a few bits of easy summer advice for stove owners. Read more

    Making bread, butter & cheese

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 02-Jul-2012 | 0

    We’ve just had a fantastic course here this weekend – how to make bread, butter and cheese. The breadmaking part of the course was provided by Katherine Hallewell (above). She and a friend have a small bakery in Stroud, and they make bread for local people. Read more

    The Woolhope Woodheat Project

    Jon Halle of Sharenergy | 26-Jun-2012 | 0

    You might like to have a look at our project which covers a load of bases – reducing carbon emissions, protecting neglected woodland, creating employment in woodland management, providing greener heat for hard-to-heat buildings. Read more

    Review of Grand Designs Live, London 2012

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 21-Jun-2012 | 0

    A very big welcome to Lowimpact.org to all our new subscribers who found us at Grand Designs Live, London 2012 – enjoy exploring, and we look forward to seeing you on a course or meeting you in the forums very soon. Read more

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