Special journal issue on grassroots innovations for sustainability

By Bridget Elliott on 26th November 2013

Leading research journal Global Environmental Change has dedicated its latest issue to the topic of grassroots innovation for sustainability. The special issue contains six original research articles Guest Edited by Adrian Smith and Gill Seyfang, and a special editorial introduction. The articles were selected from papers presented at a research workshop held at Sussex University in May 2012. Fifteen full papers and six PhD posters were discussed at the workshop by thirty researchers from eleven countries. 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 and the 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. Moreā€¦