Streetbank: Connecting people to their neighbours and fostering a sharing culture

Streetbank is aiming to bring a sense of community back to streets across the world by connecting people with their neighbours to give things away they no longer need, to share things and to share skills. The website and app, which facilitates exchanges and interactions with locals, was set up by Londoner Sam Stephens who found that through sharing things with his neighbours, he was getting to … Continue reading Streetbank: Connecting people to their neighbours and fostering a sharing culture

Tarot Guidance for Friday 20 February 2018: Ace of Pentacles

A new business idea has been bubbling as the Ace of Pentacles indicates, or it may be a new beginning as far as your finances are concerned. All that is required of you at this stage is to be open to this new opportunity, whatever it may be and however which way it may be […] via Tarot Guidance for Friday 20 February 2018: Ace of … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Friday 20 February 2018: Ace of Pentacles

Qi Gong exercises to relieve stress and tension while sat at your desk

If you are sat at a desk for the majority of your working day, you may experience tension around the neck, shoulders and back. Tension and stress in the back, neck and shoulder muscles can easily be released by doing regular Qi Gong exercises whilst seated at your desk. In the below video, Qi Gong instructor Lee Holden demonstrates how tension can be alleviated in … Continue reading Qi Gong exercises to relieve stress and tension while sat at your desk

World’s first eco-friendly six-pack ring, ESPR, to be trialled by craft brewers

Images of marine life entangled in plastic six-pack rings have brought to light the detrimental effects of plastic on the oceans and its indigenous lifeforms. Now a startup has created the first eco-friendly six pack ring, E6PR (Eco Six-Pack Ring), made from by-product waste and other compostable materials, designed to replace the plastic rings. The E6PR is made from wheat and barley, which enables it to be composted. When disposed … Continue reading World’s first eco-friendly six-pack ring, ESPR, to be trialled by craft brewers

Tarot Guidance for Thursday 19 April 2018: Knight of Pentacles

The Knight of Pentacles is persistent and consistent in all his efforts – putting his all into everything that he considers important and takes full responsibility for all his actions. He takes his “role” very seriously, and while his methodical approach may not be the most interesting nor creative way of doing things, it is this energy […] via Tarot Guidance for Thursday 19 April 2018: … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Thursday 19 April 2018: Knight of Pentacles

Compass Green: School garden on wheels tours the US and teaches sustainable farming techniques

A one-time potato chip delivery truck has been converted in to a mobile greenhouse and now tours the US teaching at risk youth about sustainable farming techniques. Compass Green is a school garden on wheels. It is a fully functional greenhouse built in the back of an 18ft box truck, which is powered by waste vegetable oil. Founded in 2011 by Justin Cutter, Compass Green has … Continue reading Compass Green: School garden on wheels tours the US and teaches sustainable farming techniques

Repowering London: People-powered renewable energy building self-sufficient communities

Repowering London, a not-for-profit cooperative, supports communities to deliver, own and manage renewable energy projects that provide benefits to themselves and those around them. By facilitating the co-production of community-owned renewable energy projects, Repowering London is helping to tackle fuel poverty in the capital. Started in 2011 by a group of volunteers in South London, Repowering London empowers communities to engage with energy. Working in partnership … Continue reading Repowering London: People-powered renewable energy building self-sufficient communities

Tarot Guidance for Wednesday 18 April 2018: 2 of Pentacles

Last seen on 3 April, the 2 of Pentacles again serves as a reminder to be flexible in your approach. It appears that you are juggling several different projects. You are more than capable of getting these completed in the time required, but you must also be mindful of maintaining your own equilibrium as you […] via Tarot Guidance for Wednesday 18 April 2018: 2 of … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Wednesday 18 April 2018: 2 of Pentacles

Introducing…Native artist Maxida Märak on Sweden and creating “Sami dancefloor”

Hip hop artist and activist, Maxida Märak, fuses musical and cultural elements from her indigenous Swedish heritage into urban anthems. Hard rap and heavy electronic beats mix with ‘jojk’, the traditional Sami way of singing, to create what Maxida Märak describes as “Sami dancefloor”. Maxida Märak grew up and lives in Jokkmokk, Sweden, in an extended family of reindeer herders, but also spends a lot of time … Continue reading Introducing…Native artist Maxida Märak on Sweden and creating “Sami dancefloor”