Practice

“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

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?

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 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.

Finding hope in the green belt

Mark Thurstain03 Nov 2020

Mark Thurstain of Geofutures explains how they partnered with Friends of the Earth to plot the locations of potential Hope Spots in Bath and Bristol’s green belt

How a peer learning approach to personal finance inspired Know Better Food

Joanna Watson03 Nov 2020

Kate Ford of Better Food Traders explains why they were inspired to trial OwnIt's peer learning approach to help people make better food choices.

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.

How growing trees could connect communities in a climate forest jigsaw

Joanna Watson22 Aug 2019

Paul Preece shares his reflections on a 3-week sprint to re-imagine the green belt.

A green belt immersion: notes from the field(s)

Mary Stevens22 Jul 2019

Reflections on our design practice during a recent immersion in the green belt which many city-dwellers rarely stop to enjoy.