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  • Hemp

    Much of the prejudice against growing hemp is caused by the confusion between hemp and other cannabis plants. Hemp is a member of the cannabis genus but with distinct differences. Cannabis is a genus containing cannabis sativa, cannabis indica and cannabis ruderalis. Hemp is cannabis sativa – a tall single stalked plant, which has been cultivated for centuries for use as an industrial fibre, seed oil, food and medicine. Mostly used for its long fibres, each part of the plant is harvested differently, depending on the purpose of its use. Cannabis indica is a much shorter, many branched plant and…

  • Plastic

    Plastic made from hydrocarbons found in oil and natural gas, has been in use since the early 1900s. Before that date natural materials such as plant cellulose and rubber have been used to make plastic type material. There is a great deal of controversy around plastic. Most environmentalists would say, the fact that plastic does not biodegrade makes it one of the worst polluting materials of land and seas. Also we do not know how long plastic takes to break down and when it does, the particles, when ingested, are still toxic. Chemicals contained in plastics are another problem: Bis…

  • In Transition 2.0 – The full film

    In Transition 2.0 is the latest full length film about the Transition movement. It’s an amazing story about how Transition groups around the world are responding to the challenges of depleting and costly energy resources, financial instability and environmental change. Who’s in it? The film captures stories of Transition from around the world. You’ll hear about Transition Wayland in the US, and their very first meeting, how Transition Moss Side in Manchester have sought to raise awareness and engage the community by knocking on the area’s front doors, the amazing community visioning work of Aldeia das Amoreiras Sustent·vel (sustainable village of Amoreiras)in Portugal, how the Whitney Avenue…

  • Before the Flood – Review by Rob Hopkins

    The release of Leonardo DiCaprio’s new film ‘Before the Flood’, near the end of a US election in which climate change has gone all but unmentioned, is to be celebrated.  As is the fact that it has been made available free online, and within the first 2 days of its release, has already been viewed 3.5 million times, as well as trending on Twitter.  Ah, the power of celebrity.  It powerfully reminds the world of the urgency around climate change, which can only be a good thing.  You can watch the whole thing for free here first, then proceed into…

Issues

Solar PV should be on all New Build Houses in the UK

If you agree with this statement here is an opportunity for you to sign a petition that will force the government to look at making this law in the UK. All we need is 100,000 signatures to force a debate. Just click here to sign

Modern Monetary Theory – is it achievable in practice?

At last night’s network meeting we were treated to a fabulous vision of how the UK economy could work to provide a Job Guarantee if only those in power understood Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). Alan Hutchison has taken a keen interest in MMT for years, even though, he says, he is just an ordinary bloke in the street. So there is hope for all of us to gain understanding – particularly when Alan gave us a take home version of his talk at the end of the evening with references included (see download at the end of this post). It…

A Pecking Order for Carbon Footprint to Keep with your Shopping List?

A new study has been made at Lancaster University by Dr. Stephen Clune that has led to a comprehensive list of food ingredients being ordered according to their carbon footprint. Through his work with catering firms, nursing homes and hospitals, Dr. Clune is helping them to plan for more sustainable menus in the local area. Working with colleagues in the University of Melbourne, Dr. Clune has identified a definite trend towards supporting vegan and vegetarian diets with fish, lamb, pork and beef following on behind. Here is a sample from the list taken from the Lancaster University website which shows the…

It Doesn’t Have to Be Like it Always Has Been

We spend most of our life living according to the social structures that were laid down long ago in the past and, though we might moan about them and find ourselves crying alone in the dark trying to cope with them, we don’t know how to do any different. It all seems so much beyond our control. Take money as an example. It’s just one of many social structures that we take part in every day and it can seem like we have no choice but to do so. But is that really the case? The money social structure that…

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2018 potato day!

Dynamo Cycle Campaign

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Hemp

Plastic