This section is for sharing resources, papers, useful ideas and inventions to help in challenging times. Please note that although they are shared in good faith, no liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions, so you should make your own judgement about whether they will be useful in your situation.
Hand Sanitiser production
This Guide from the World Health Organisation explains how to make small batches of hand sanitiser. NOTE THAT THIS USES HAZARDOUS AND INFLAMMABLE INGREDIENTS, SO SHOULD ONLY BE ATTEMPTED BY THOSE WITH APROPRIATE FACILITIES AND LABORATORY EXPERIENCE.
This useful article published in 2013 in Disaster Medicine and Health Preparedness explores the effectiveness of home made masks in protecting against an influenza epidemic. They investigated materials ranging from a cotton T shirt to a vacuum cleaner bag. Their work suggests that although a surgical mask was 3 times more effective than a home…
Hopeful climate trends 2015
One of the most interesting things about change is the way it sneaks up on us. Changes start small, and we ignore them. They then accelerate, faster than we could believe possible, until we take the change for granted, and forget that it was ever different. The handouts below were used in some workshops that…