Low Impact Living Initiative (LILI)

Lowimpact.org is a non-profit organisation – a network of great people and organisations providing information, training, products & services to help you live more sustainably. You’ll gain skills, meet new people, save money and have fun too.


What we do


We collaborate with specialists in technical, philosophical and financial topics, and make the results accessible to the general public. We aim to help as many people as possible to live more sustainably and to reduce their reliance on the corporate sector. We:

  • offer information, training, products & services in 200+ topics (see below);
  • blog regularly, on both practical and philosophical subjects;
  • network small businesses offering courses, products & services in our topics (join here);
  • help people move their money to support the sustainable, non-corporate sector;
  • offer free franchises for Lowimpact.org in other countries (like Low-impact Australia).

For each topic we provide (or aim to provide – we’re getting there):

Image removed. An introduction to the topic, after which we hope you’ll have a bit more of a feel for what it’s about, and be in a better position to know if it might be for you or not.
Image removed. A printable introduction, free to download, print, distribute and use in any way you like.
Image removed. More in-depth resources on the topic: articles, images and videos of as many aspects and details of the topic as possible, including techniques, legislation, planning requirements, grants, sources of help, useful data, tips etc.
Image removed. A gallery of inspirational photographs.
Image removed. All books in print on the topic: we sell books via Alibris, a platform for independent booksellers. Many books are second-hand and extremely good value. We’ve also dropped in quite a few freebies.
Image removed. Magazine subscriptions: we’ve rooted around and found the best magazines available for each topic.
Image removed. A directory of courses, ranging from a couple of hours to weekends or longer, provided by our network partners.
Image removed. A directory of online / distance learning courses – our own and our partners’.
Image removed. Advice from specialists: if you have a query on any of our topics, put it into the comment box at the bottom, and we’ll get specialist network partners to answer it for you.
Image removed. A directory of independent businesses providing products and/or services in the topic, including food, raw materials, manufactured products, crafts, building, installations, consultancy and coaching.
Image removed. Blog articles written by ourselves and our partners – covering practical topics as well as environment, land, society, economics and philosophy. We welcome your comments.
Image removed. Our favourite links to other useful online sources of information. We don’t add commercial links and we don’t exchange links.
Image removed. Information on starting a business in the topic in question.

We also publish books.