When It’s Broken, Don’t Despair – Visit Your Community Repair! 10

                                                                           Repair Cafes  : Repair and Reuse Projects There’s a rapidly growing movement bucking against the so-called ‘throw-away society’ – community repair or re-use projects like Repair Café / , The Restart Project, Freecycle Network and Freegle. For community repair groups, the idea is that household items like laptops, vacuum cleaners, bicycles, clothing, gardening equipment,…

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Solar Panels

What is Solar energy ? Quite simply, Solar energy is the conversion of sunlight into electricity. It can happen in two main different ways; directly, using what is called Photovoltaics; or, indirectly, using what is called Concentrated Solar energy. Photovoltaics converts light into an electrical current using certain light sensitive chemicals that produce voltage when…

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How Can We Harness the Power of Rainwater? 11

What is Rainwater Power? Imagine the average house or apartment, which is most always equipped with a rain gutter for water runoff. Now, consider turning the rainwater that runs into that gutter into electricity. Assume that when it is raining, water is collected in the gutter that surrounds a building’s roof. Now, instead of funnelling…

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How to Community Garden - A Beginner's Guide 12

Community Garden : How to Start a Community Garden Task Force. 10 Save the Earth Cooperative guidelines that will enable you to start a garden community task force in your area.   Steps 1 -5     Join Save the Earth and we’ll set up a local Save the Earth Facebook group and invite other…

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Save the Earth October Update 14

Save the Earth October 2016 After a lot of blood, sweat and tears in the past few months, the 8 co-founders of the Save the Earth Cooperative, and it’s adjoining not-for-profit organisation – the Save the Earth Foundation –  are happy to report on our progress and what you can expect from us in the…

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Co-op

Common Myths about Joining a Co-op Why Join a Co-op?  To most foodies, gardeners, people looking for a more ethical lifestyle, those looking for ways to purchase or grow fresh produce, and those who want to start making a difference to the state of the earth,  Cooperatives – including our very own People’s Co-op at…

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Food Waste

Save Food Save Earth – Innovative Business Models All round the globe, a new age of low-impact grocery stores, cafes, and micro-businesses are changing the way we do business. A concerted movement to save food, reduce waste and to save money has been born. Many are motivating us to reconsider just how we shop and…

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