More than 80% of Kenyan households rely on biomass (e.g. wood & charcoal) for energy; it is mainly used for cooking and occasionally for space and water heating. Wood and charcoal are obtained almost exclusively from the forest (90%), which is a key driver of deforestation in Kenya. The impact of deforestation is widespread, affecting […]
Approximately 60% of the people in the northern districts do not have access to clean water and rely exclusively on open wells, lakes and other unprotected sources. The community borehole project is unique in that it concentrates efforts on finding existing damaged water supplies and boreholes, repairing them to restore the water supply to the […]
On the 21st of September 2019 European transformational communities will again be celebrating their practical sustainability solutions. Also on that date for the first time, American sustainable communities will do the same. Local, citizen or community-led initiatives (like those of the Findhorn Ecovillage) are adding up to something incredibly big and impactful, registering on the […]
Have you heard of Wait but why? If not: Why? Patience, and check out this follow-on blog from the Elon Musk series! Fascinating stuff—all of it. Enjoy! The Deal With Solar
Foraging for food The programme for the first-ever Foraging Fortnight has launched, with events ranging from woodland walks to wild food feasts to foraged cocktails! This project takes place from 31 August to 15 September 2019 and features a wide range of events across five diverse regions of Scotland: Lanarkshire, Fife, Moray, Forth Valley and Loch Lomond, […]
David’s Desk (#145) is my opportunity to share thoughts and tools for the spiritual journey. These letters are my personal insights and opinions and do not necessarily reflect the sentiments or thoughts of any other person in Lorian or of Lorian Association as a whole. If you wish to share this letter with others, please […]
Here’s an interesting article on staying flexible on energy… It invites us to continually foster creative perspectives and be cool with contradiction so that flux becomes attractive! Enjoy. Here’s also a Scottish wave energy story that’s hope-inspiring. And finally, here’s an interesting and very short vimeo of a passivhaus project which embodies change, environmental&architectural integration&adaptability.