Connection

What we learned from running a seed fund

Mandy Holden15 Dec 2022

We share our reflections on how to create an inclusive funding space geared towards experimentation and learning.

How to create safe and inclusive spaces in nature

Joanna Watson04 Dec 2022

What we learned from community organisers through the Local Nature Innovation Fund

What we learned about running local nature projects

Joanna Watson04 Dec 2022

The joys and tears shared by the community organisers who benefited from the Local Nature Innovation Fund.

How might digital tech help not hinder local action?

Mary Stevens08 Nov 2022

Mary Stevens looks at a case study close to home and ponders how digital technology could help local collective organising round the transition to a sustainable future.

What we learned from Dyffryn Gwyrdd – is this the start of something big?

Joanna Watson01 Aug 2022

Joanna Watson captures the reflections of the Experiments team after our get-together in North Wales.

“10x Greener - it’s not just about growing veg”

Ciaran Biggins29 Jun 2022

Ciaran Biggins reflects on ten things he’s learned from reviewing our current 10xGreener projects.

What I think about when we think about impact

Christian Graham07 Jun 2022

Christian Graham reflects on some ideas for measuring the impact of our work

How local projects can inspire a stronger connection with nature

Joanna Watson25 May 2022

We list the nature-related projects that will be supported by Friends of the Earth’s Local Nature Innovation Fund.

Re-generation thinkers

Mary Stevens02 Mar 2022

How might we create a cohort of early career researchers to connect with activists and explore new thinking and test ideas?

What makes Tiny Forest Caerffili (Caerphilly) a beacon project?

Joanna Watson02 Feb 2022

Joanna Watson finds out what motivated an environmental group to plant a forest in a local park and what they learned along the way.

5 things green space deprivation means for disabled people

Joanna Watson31 Aug 2021

Mary Stevens explores the green space gap with Bristol Disability Equality Forum.

How CSE engaged local people in community energy project

Joanna Watson28 Jun 2021

Harriet Sansom from CSE talks frankly about her experience of running Powering Up, a community engagement project across 3 communities, what they learned through taking an experimental approach and why there are invaluable lessons for others with similar ambitions.

How do we create the conditions to drive transformation?

Mary Stevens29 Apr 2021

Mary Stevens reflects on how to facilitate radical change to meet the climate and nature crises.

Doing good with your money - where next for OwnIt?

25 Jan 2021

We’ve tested and flexed OwnIt to empower women to do good with their money. Where next for this exciting initiative?

How one car kickstarted a local green revolution

Joanna Watson17 Nov 2020

Christian Graham explains how one community-owned electric car kickstarted a local green revolution in his hometown in North Wales.