I talk with Paul Allen from the Centre for Alternative Technology about how Britain can get to Net Zero carbon using only existing technologies.
Incorporating work from the last 12 years of Zero Carbon Britain research and the latest scientific and technological developments, the report presents a technically feasible scenario showcasing a future Zero Carbon Britain using only proven technology.
“Rebearth is a Scottish company founded by mud mason Becky Little. We specialise in building, art and education using raw earth and natural materials.
We have 25 years of experience in earth building techniques including mudwall (cob), wattle and daub, light clay and hemp, turf building, soft capping, clay plasters, earth sculpture and decoration.
By learning from the past and working with nature, we celebrate and develop the skills and traditions of earth building.” Continue reading
We continue our meander into the benefits for human health of access to countryside. This week in a conversation with writer, Illustrator and land justice campaigner – Nick Hayes
Nick is just putting the finishing touches to his new book, ‘The Book of Trespass – Crossing the Lines that Divide Us’ and talks us through the themes and issues presented in the book.
This episode takes us a little away from our chosen niche, and looks at how we can create sustainability by getting out into nature, learning the plants and developing a deeper connection to the natural world.
I talk with Fern Freud about foraging.
Fern is a passionate forager and loves everything it encompasses: food, history, folklore, anthropology, the natural environment. She grew up foraging with her family on the South Downs, mainly for mushrooms, and now runs workshops and classes in Sussex. Fern aims to share the joy that foraging brings her, and inspire and educate others to forage safely and sustainably!
Claire O’Neill is a director at ‘A Greener Festival’ a not-for-profit company, committed to helping events, festivals and venues around the world to become more sustainable and to reduce environmental impacts. As pioneers in event sustainability since the first research in 2005, AGF provide certification, training, expertise, and facilitate the exchange of best practice.
It’s Building Sustainability Podcast’s first birthday & most of the world is on lockdown… So this month sees a triple Building Sustainability podcast release to celebrate / occupy your mind.
The first of this month’s episodes is:
Lucy Pedler – Architect & Director ‘The Green Register’
How to create an anti capitalist building site with Emma Appleton – BS003
Emma Appleton has drawn up a list of 100 ways to make an anti capitalist building site. We discuss some of the issues that exist on current building sites and the larger effects. Then we delve more deeply into Emma’s list to better understand how we can create a more harmonious building culture. Continue reading
One Planet Development with Chris Vernon – BS002
One Planet Development is a welsh planning policy. It enables those wishing to live off the land to buy agricultural land and build a house. Chris Vernon is part of the One Planet Council, giving advice and assistance to those wanting to build this way. He has also built his own straw bale house! Continue reading