This site is for people who don’t want to support giant corporations any more. We’ve put everything in one place and made it easy to switch for (almost) everything you need.
First, find out how non-corporate your life is:
Then browse the categories below, and reduce your score by switching to the non-corporate sector (you can use the site without getting your score, but we thought you might enjoy it).
Food & drink
From community-supported agriculture to producing your own.
Energy & utilities
From community energy schemes to installing your own renewables.
Banking & money
From credit unions and local money to cryptocurrencies and mutual credit.
Free & open source software and Linux operating systems.
Switch to the Phone Co-op for mobiles, landlines and broadband.
From driver-owned taxi apps and co-op buses to cycling and walking.
It’s getting easier to access non-corporate, unbiased news and opinion sources.
Housing & land
From housing co-ops to self-build, and from land co-ops to your own smallholding.
From worker-co-ops to self-employment; no bosses!
From furniture and clothes to books and electrical goods.
Introduce friends & family
Most people prefer non-corporate businesses, but are too busy to switch – which is where you can help. You probably know ten friends, family members or work colleagues who are supportive of the non-corporate sector, but will need a little nudge to change. Sit down with them, help them get their score, and help them switch. When their score starts to come down, they may be enthused to do it themselves, and maybe even persuade others to switch too. Then we can really start to make a difference.
Spread the word
Can you help us spread the word? Could you add this box (with a link to us) to your blog / home page / social media? You could even make it your profile image. Also, you could blog about us, re-blog or share our articles on social media. If you’re an organisation or business, we’ll add your logo to our supporters list.
Subscribe for the price of a coffee per month and we’ll use it to maintain & promote the site, and interview key people for the blog. If you’re a non-corporate business, you’ll get a featured Directory profile.
Subscribe for £5 per month and we’ll do more of the above. If you’re a non-corporate business, you’ll get a featured Directory profile, plus an ad on a page of your choice on Lowimpact.org – like this one.
Click here for more information on subscriptions, directory entries and network membership.
Also, let us know if we’ve missed anything, if something’s changed, if we’ve got something wrong, if you find any broken links, or if you’d like to volunteer.
Lowimpact.org is our sister site, owned and run by the same co-op. Lowimpact.org covers the ‘DIY’ aspects of non-corporate living. You’ll find information, advice, books, links, magazines and a directory of course and product & service providers in 200+ topics, from natural building, renewable energy installations and craft skills to smallholding, transport and bushcraft.