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A rather lovely looking place called Old Hall Community which is looking for residents and volunteers, and a sustainability centre based at Llanfyllin Workhouse. A few interesting things in citizen reporting and community action: Help Me Investigate is a place where you can collaborate with other people to investigate things. Who’s Lobbying answers questions for anyone who’s ever wondered  or suspected what meetings UK ministers are having with who. Spot.us does community funded reporting, kind…

MAKE IT RELEVANT. Identify a broad social trend that aligns with your core competencies and the values of your culture. MAKE IT STICK. With that trend, identify your customer and find something that they really need and can become integrated into their lifestyle. MAKE IT WASY TO ADOPT. Enhance an existing behvaiour rather than try to change human behaviour. MAKE IT MEMORABLE. Make your solution special, differentiated and the key selling features easy to understand.…

A question from The Blended Lifestyle if we move away from a materialistic life, what is the name for the kind of life we enter into? I don’t like ‘de-materialised’ (so what is it then?), ‘simple’ (it’s not simple), or ‘spiritual’ (problematic term). So I am missing a word. Do you have any ideas? There’s huge power in a name. I think I’ve written about the power of the “space race” before, and it’s obvious…

A share of £75,000 is now up for grabs for London’s green-fingered community groups. The cash is available as part of the Capital Growth scheme, supported by the Mayor of London and managed by London Food Link, which encourages Londoners to grow their own food in under-used areas of the capital. People can apply online for sums between £200 and £1500 to turn underused land into a vegetable patch. It is even possible to use…