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    Help Lowimpact.org become a wiki, to provide more (and more relevant) information for visitors

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 31-Jan-2021 | 8

    We’ve been liaising with Simon Grant, of the P2P Foundation Wiki, and making plans for turning Lowimpact.org into a wiki. We already have a network of specialists who provide information for our topics and respond to visitors’ queries. We want to expand this network, as well as the number of topics we cover. Read more

    Keeping your tech ticking: how to extend the lifetime of your laptop

    Have a feeling your device is on its last legs and dreading the day you might have to consider buying a new one? Sophie Paterson shares top tips to keep your technological devices ticking, starting with how to extend the lifetime of your laptop. Read more

    Resources to accompany upcoming book on new economy built around mutual credit

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 24-Jan-2021 | 1

    I have a contract to produce a book about growing a new economy, in communities, with mutual credit at the core. This article is a listing of key resources: video interviews I’ve done with relevant people whilst researching the book, plus articles and websites providing additional information. Read more

    Neonicotinoids and climate change

    Nick Mann of Habitat Aid | 21-Jan-2021 | 3

    With neonicotinoids back in the news this month, Nick Mann of Habitat Aid shares his views on the growing threat they pose in combination with climate change. Read more

    For the love of trees: my musings on trees

    Sean Fagan of Pioneer Bushcraft brings the outdoors to life as he shares his musings on trees and why it is he loves them so. Read more

    What happened to LETS systems? Sue Bell of Mutual Credit Services

    Today I’m talking with Sue Bell, who was involved for many years in Brixton LETS and the Brixton Pound. She’s now part of a group called Mutual Credit Services (MCS), formed to build mutual credit clubs and to federate them together to build a new kind of moneyless trading system. I want to talk about… Continue reading What happened to LETS systems? Sue Bell of Mutual Credit Services Read more

    Food preservation methods to make the most of seasonal produce: Part 3

    Sarah Young of Ethical.net | 06-Jan-2021 | 0

    Keen to plan ahead to make the most of seasonal produce this year? We share a season-by-season exploration of food preservation methods, in a last instalment from our friends at Ethical.net. Read more

    Storing value in a mutual credit world: Chris Cook

    Chris Cook of Island Power | 20-Dec-2020 | 14

    This is the third in a series of interviews that will accompany a book I’m writing, that will be published by Chelsea Green – an employee-owned company, and part of the new economy that the book is describing, built around a mutual credit core. Today I’m talking with Chris Cook. He was the designer of… Continue reading Storing value in a mutual credit world: Chris Cook Read more

    Food preservation methods to make the most of seasonal produce: Part 2

    Sarah Young of Ethical.net | 17-Dec-2020 | 1

    From drying and canning to pickling, bottling and more, Ethical.net share a second instalment of food preservation methods to make the most of seasonal produce throughout the year. Read more

    Building the Credit Commons with Mutual Credit Clubs: Matthew Slater

    This is the second in a series of interviews that will accompany a book I’m writing, that will be published by Chelsea Green – an employee-owned company, and part of the new economy that the book is describing, built around a mutual credit core. Here’s more on the book deal and here’s some introductory information… Continue reading Building the Credit Commons with Mutual Credit Clubs: Matthew Slater Read more

    Two planks – and a bridge – to the new economy

    Dil Green of Lowimpact.org | 12-Dec-2020 | 2

    This article accompanies and enlarges upon the interview with Dil Green that we published recently, as part of series of articles on a forthcoming book about building a new economy around a mutual credit core. Read more

    Job opportunities with the Ecological Land Cooperative

    There are exciting times ahead for our friends at the Ecological Land Cooperative, as they share news of five new job opportunities. Lauren Simpson tells us more. Read more

    Mutual credit clubs: an introduction, with Dil Green

    Dil Green of Lowimpact.org | 06-Dec-2020 | 9

    Dil Green had the original idea for ‘mutual credit clubs’ that can federate to create a new global trading system. He’s brought together a group of people to form Mutual Credit Services (MCS) to start to build this federation (new website coming soon). Read more

    Food preservation methods to make the most of seasonal produce: Part 1

    Sarah Young of Ethical.net | 02-Dec-2020 | 1

    Keen to make the most of seasonal produce? We learn about the what and why of traditional food preservation methods with Ethical.net, beginning with the humble larder and root cellar. Read more

    Re-cooperativising the Co-op Bank? Shaun Fensom of Save Our Bank

    Shaun Fensom of Save Our Bank | 29-Nov-2020 | 0

    Today I’m talking with Shaun Fensom of ‘Save Our Bank’ – the Co-op Bank, that is. But of course it’s not a co-operative any more, and part of what the group wants to do is to help bring the bank back into co-operative ownership. Read more

    Paid internship opportunity with Vallis Veg for 2021

    Scarlett Penn of WWOOF UK | 25-Nov-2020 | 0

    Our friends at WWOOF UK share news of a 2021 internship opportunity with the fab folks at Vallis Veg in northeast Somerset. Read more

    I’ve got a book deal. I’d like to ask for your advice about how to deliver the message.

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 22-Nov-2020 | 59

    I’ve got a book deal with Chelsea Green, which is quite scary. They like my writing style, but the content needs a bit of translating for a wide audience. The Covid pandemic provided the stimulus to bring together a group of specialists to form ‘Mutual Credit Services’ (new website coming soon). My role is in… Continue reading I’ve got a book deal. I’d like to ask for your advice about how to deliver the message. Read more

    Virtual International Clayfest 2020 – ‘building’ skills and building ‘skills’

    It’s a highlight of the natural building calendar not to be missed. EBUKI share news of this year’s upcoming virtual Clayfest, exploring and celebrating all things earth building on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th November 2020. Read more

    Are squirrels or pigeons ‘food’, and should we reintroduce pine martens?

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 15-Nov-2020 | 86

    OK, so this isn’t really about squirrels or pigeons – it’s about any animal; we’re back to the veganism vs meat-eating discussion. But just focusing on squirrels and pigeons for the moment, I guess everyone accepts that they are of course food for other animals. They’re in a food chain, after all. Pine martens don’t… Continue reading Are squirrels or pigeons ‘food’, and should we reintroduce pine martens? Read more

    Review: A Complete Guide to Straw Bale Building by Rikki Nitzkin and Maren Termens

    Sophie Paterson reviews a valuable new addition to any natural building bookshelf in the form of A Complete Guide to Straw Bale Building by Rikki Nitzkin and Maren Termens, published by Permanent Publications earlier this month. Read more

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