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Title:
British Institute Promotes Low Impact Living Alternatives

Summary:

The Low-Impact Living Initiative in the UK has just been launched and dedicated to promoting practical, low impact alternatives to various aspects of everyday life. Dave Darby and Phillip Hunt, members of the Redfield Community in Buckinghamshire, say, "People can contribute to the protection of the environment by incorporating these ideas into their lives and at the same time improve their quality of life and save money." The non-profit organization is running courses and workshops and produces information sheets and manuals which provide the fundamentals of how to build, install, use and maintain low-impact technology in everyday situations. As well as designing and installing low and renewable-energy systems for schools, businesses and homes, they also run tours and workshops designed for a broad range of people.

Comments:

Education concerning low impact alternatives to daily needs and activities is important in both developing countries and the developed world. Purposeful alternatives are different than living without resources and in poverty. The workshops are an important educational tool but the written materials could be used as resources for those unable to attend the workshops ? either because of the cost involved or the distance to be traveled.
Location: UK
Action:
Setting: Developed World
Extent of Action: International
Issues: Environment
Year(s): 2001
Outcome in progress
Source: Positive News, Winter 2001 (#30), p.6

Contacts:

Low-Impact Living Initiative at Redfield, Buckingham Road, Window, Bucks MK18 3LZ. TellFax: 01296 714184 Email: mailto:lili@lowimpact.org Website: http://www.lowimpact.org/
Prepared By: sl 2/02
Rating: 1
 
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