Inspiration

Stepping into the future - following the Hope Spots trail

Mary Stevens30 Nov 2021

An update on how this Lancaster project brings together technology and community to highlight alternative futures

Why we need to get better at sharing knowledge and expertise

Mary Stevens22 Nov 2021

Mary Stevens reflects on why tapping the experience of activists and experts can be so challenging and how to make connections easier.

How women could shift £1billion to green investments by 2030

Anneka Deva06 Sep 2021

Anneka Deva from Enrol Yourself talks about the success of the OwnIt pilots and how women could be a powerful force for climate action in a decade.

Why ethical investment platforms Ethex and Energise Africa think OwnIt is a great idea

Joanna Watson23 Aug 2021

Rachel Mountain explains why Ethex and sister platform Energise Africa have supported OwnIt in making it easier for women to make informed and ethical personal finance decisions.

50,000 trees – the lasting legacy of Dongria Khond

Joanna Watson02 Aug 2021

We remember an inspiring activist who saw the connection between flood risk, tree planting and climate change – and acted on it.

Mapping land to unlock our local food growing potential

14 Jul 2021

How our woodland mapping tool has been adapted to identify land for food.

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.

Driving into the future – lessons from a pilot electric car-sharing scheme in North Wales

Christian Graham28 Jan 2021

Christian Graham discusses the scheme that loaned an electric car to Partneriaeth Ogwen with Rhys Gwilym of MenterMôn.

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.

Mapping the Hope Spots Focusing on the opportunity of a wildly different green belt

29 Oct 2020

How to identify Hope Spots around Bristol using data adapted to reflect natural regeneration or social amenity.

How might we use AI to address our biggest challenges?

Mary Stevens27 Oct 2020

Mary Stevens welcomes progress on linking AI, climate and community action and shows how it could help deliver practical environmental projects.

Why do we want you to steal our ideas?

Hugh Knowles18 Sep 2019

Hugh Knowles explains why the Experiments Team wants you to take our ideas – and make them better.

5 alternative models of power and ownership in the AI space

Mary Stevens23 Jul 2018

How could alternative models of ownership be adopted to democratise AI as a power for good?

Wilding on the inside

Fiona Macdonald26 Jul 2019

Artist Fiona Macdonald explains how living in nature expands her artistic imagination.