“Community food projects are not about food, and community energy projects are not about energy” was one of the conclusions from an international workshop of experts on ‘grassroots innovations’. These […]
This paper presents a new analytical framework of ‘grassroots innovations’ which views community-led initiatives for sustainable development as strategic green niches with the potential for wider transformation of mainstream society. […]
Grassroots Innovations for Sustainable Development Conference, UCL London, 10th June, 2005 The UK government’s new Sustainable Development Strategy, Securing the Future, places greener innovation and local action at its foundation. Yet these […]
This project examined how social experiments with alternative technologies – organic food, eco-housing and wind energy – have attained wider influence.
Seyfang, G. (2009) The New Economics of Sustainable Consumption: Seeds of Change (Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke) ISBN 978-0-230-52533-7 [paperback published 2011] Climate change is forcing us to rethink our lifestyles, but green consumerism […]
Smith, A. (2007) ‘Translating Sustainabilities Between Green Niches and Socio-Technical Regimes’ Technology Analysis and Strategic Management 19(4) pp.427-450 A role for green niches has risen to prominence in the environment and innovation literature. […]
Supporting and Harnessing Diversity? Experiments in Appropriate Technology project final briefing (Dec 2006). Grassroots Innovations Briefing: Supporting and Harnessing Diversity? Grassroots Innovation Briefing: Supporting and Harnessing Diversity