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Frugal computing • Wim Vanderbauwhede

"To use devices for longer, a change in business models as well as consumer attitudes is needed. This requires raising awareness and education but also providing incentives for behavioural change. And to support devices for a long time, an infrastructure for repair and maintenance is needed, with long-term availability of parts, open repair manuals and training. To make all this happen, economic incentives and policies will be needed (e.g. taxation, regulation)."

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How to Make Biomass Energy Sustainable Again | LOW←TECH MAGAZINE

super interesting article about coppices and pollarding. "[A]round two-thirds of the wood that is harvested in developing societies is harvested sustainably.... People collect mainly dead wood, they grow a lot of wood outside the forest, they coppice and pollard trees, and they prefer the use of multipurpose trees, which are too valuable to cut down. The motives are the same as those of our ancestors: people have no access to fossil fuels and are thus tied to a local wood supply, which needs to be harvested and transported manually."

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