Cohousing

Cohousing is a combination of self-contained houses, with some shared facilities.  It is a way of connecting with neighbours, building community when many of us are lonely and isolated, particularly older people.  It may not be for everyone. Cohousing communities are sometimes organised collaboratively. While residents have their private spaces, they can come together to…

Re-imagining Education

What space is there in education, for wisdom, for Enlivened Learning – a holistic learning that can emerge with our heart, our heads, our hands and our connection to the environment? Enlivened Learning is a journey to discover and explore these very questions – and, to learn from and document the silent revolution that is…

Buy Me Once

The way we buy things is broken. We’re living in a disposable society but together we can throw away our throwaway culture. What BuyMeOnce is doing? We find the most sustainable and durable products on the planet so you don’t have to. We also campaign to improve product manufacturing and partner with movements such as…

Universal Basic Services

Universal Basic Services (UBS) definition: the provision of sufficient free public services, as can be afforded from a reasonable tax on incomes, to enable every citizen’s safety, opportunity, and participation. Basic Services should be universally available to provide shelter, sustenance, health & care, education, local transport, information access, and legal & democracy support, at a…

Restart Project

We run regular Restart Parties where people teach each other how to repair their broken and slow devices – from tablets to toasters, from iPhones to headphones. We work with schools and organisations to help them value and use their electronics for longer. And we use the data and stories we collect to help demand…

Ecoversities

ecoversities: learners and communities reclaiming diverse knowledges, relationships and imaginations to design new approaches to higher education. The Ecoversities Alliance is committed to radically re-imagining higher education to cultivate human and ecological flourishing. Ecoversities seek to transform the unsustainable and unjust economic, political and social systems/mindsets that dominate the planet. There is an emerging knowledge…

Sustainable Fashion: is it possible

As London Fashion Week approaches next month, I find myself wondering ‘what would fashion look like if it was rewarding for workers and the environment? How do we get there? As I dug into this question, I realised that there are no easy fixes; this is a murky industry and no easy ‘good’ guys to…

Reform Money

Banks create 97% of the money in our economy today. Laws that make it illegal for you to print your own £5 or £10 notes have been in place since 1844. But when these laws were passed, they overlooked the fact that money can also exist in the form of bank deposits (the numbers in…

Low Carbon Hub

Low Carbon Hub is a pioneering social enterprise based in Oxford UK. We are working for a decentralised, renewables-based energy system for Oxfordshire and the UK that puts ownership of local power in the hands of local people. We develop renewable energy with local schools, businesses and community groups and reinvest 100% of our own…

Solidarity Economy

The Solidarity Economy is a values centred, alternative economy. It’s a grassroots economy built by the people, for the people, and the planet. Most of its values are drawn from the co-operative movement: self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity; but it takes a deeper approach to democracy and is more associated with the inclusive…

Commoning

Commoning is hard to define but it’s the practice of responding responsibly to human and non-human beings. This is not a question of rejoining nature – this is a question of recognizing we are nature in its ongoing complexity – Bayo Akomolafe It is a way of being that recognises the interdependency and togetherness of…