The latest issue of the research journal Global Environmental Change is dedicated to the topic of grassroots innovation for sustainability.
The special issue contains six original research articles which focus on the US and Europe, guest edited by Adrian Smith and Gill Seyfang. These articles were selected from papers presented at a research workshop held at Sussex University in May 2012. More information about the workshop and the special issue papers are provided in a research briefing.
The issue also includes an article co-authored by STEPS co-director Andy Stirling on dynamics and diversity in communal growing activities in the UK.
Local organic food systems and community energy are two of the examples covered in the papers, which aim to develop better understanding of the impacts, potential of these initiatives to achieve wider changes for sustainability. Other papers examine the historical development of wind power and car-sharing, community currencies, and community gardening groups.
Read the articles
Read the briefing
- Grassroots innovation: historical and comparative perspectives (STEPS Centre project)
- Grassroots innovations: a collection of projects analysing grassroots innovations for sustainable development