Living in the Future 4: Off grid

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Festivals are hotbeds of ideas, music, films and craft and in the UK, The Big Green Gathering is an ideal place to research renewable energy options. We meet low impact "guru" Simon Fairlie, Big green organiser Brig Oubridge and Shannon Smy of activist folk band Seize the Day: Shannon and her husband and co-band member Theo live at Kings Hill, a low impact community in Somerset, which is completely off grid.

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