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  1. 1. Creativity and innovation… <ul><li>New approaches to sustainable lifestyles </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Church </li></ul><ul><li>Co-chair ANPED </li></ul><ul><li>Director, CEA </li></ul><ul><li>London 21 </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping for change </li></ul>
  2. 2. Some examples from London <ul><li>‘ Acting locally’ in London? </li></ul><ul><li>Pretty much like anywhere else? </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of energy, some great ideas, some not so good </li></ul><ul><li>What’s different? </li></ul><ul><li>Crowded! </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse! </li></ul><ul><li>Regional government near at hand </li></ul><ul><li>Close links between local and national and global </li></ul>
  3. 3. Projects, programmes and support <ul><li>Programmes are aimed at delivering certain common behaviour changes </li></ul><ul><li>Projects are more local and address specific issues </li></ul><ul><li>Support networks enable people to find the ways to change that suit them </li></ul>
  4. 4. Food Up Front <ul><li>Food Up Front was set up in May 2007 to encourage Londoners to start growing fruit and vegetables in small gardens and on balconies.  They started with a grant from social enterprise support group UnLtd. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Jagonari Cycles Jagonari, a Women’s Centre in Whitechapel in East London, created a bicycle training course for local Bengali women. They wanted to give real choices to the women they worked with - an easy form of transport and an enjoyable way to keep fit .
  6. 6. <ul><li>Sanford is the oldest housing co-op in London.  All the tenants (about 120 people) are collectively landlords. They have a large carbon reduction project, financed by the Energy Saving Trust (EST), EDF, and others.  . </li></ul><ul><li>They have </li></ul><ul><ul><li>replaced old gas boilers with high efficiency wood pellet boilers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>extra insulation and automatic opening windows in staircases.   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a green electricity tariff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>solar water heating panels </li></ul></ul>Sanford Housing Co-op
  7. 7. V-ital Ingredients - London London is the most diverse city in the world.  Over 300 languages are spoken; (almost) all the world's religions are represented. London's menu includes food from many nations and cultures. This is a food programme in Brixton working to engage young men, rooted in Rastafarian faith and ethics .
  8. 8. Give and take days <ul><li>We’ve all got too much stuff! </li></ul><ul><li>So Give it away… </li></ul><ul><li>And get some new stuff? </li></ul><ul><li>Started by community </li></ul><ul><li>organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Increasingly promoted by </li></ul><ul><li>local councils </li></ul>
  9. 9. And over in Albert Square… <ul><li>The ASSA Home Energy project – looking to tackle big old Victorian homes… </li></ul><ul><li>Aim to develop a community Low Emissions Energy Network (LEEN) to serve all members of our community that: </li></ul><ul><li>1. educates residents and landlords about the economic and environmental benefits </li></ul><ul><li>2. makes it easy and affordable to implement </li></ul><ul><li>3. provides an on-going support network to sustain the savings </li></ul><ul><li>A full suite of energy services including microgeneration – a community ESCO </li></ul>
  10. 10. Keeping it all together <ul><li>It’s almost impossible to know what’s going on in a dense borough of 250,00 people </li></ul><ul><li>(and there’s 32 boroughs…) </li></ul><ul><li>London 21 seeks to network through newsletter etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Many new ideas emerging </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>“ Bringing like-minded people together to make environmental change happen” </li></ul><ul><li>A social networking site for small environmental projects and organisations </li></ul>Project Dirt
  12. 13. Mapping for Change “It is not down in any map; true places never are”. - Herman Melville (Moby Dick) Or maybe we don’t have the right kind of maps… Yet…
  13. 14. Five years ago: the London 21Green Map
  14. 15. Localising this: the Hackney Wick Community Map (and others like it)
  15. 16. London (and everywhere!) needs: <ul><li>Strong policy </li></ul><ul><li>Strong infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Strong engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Local action plays a critical role in all these </li></ul>
  16. 17. From good practice to common practice <ul><li>Thankyou! </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Church [email_address] </li></ul>

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