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Enterprising Communities: Grassroots Sustainability Innovations Vol: 9

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12 Jan 2012
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
213 pages - 156 x 234 x 23mm
Advances in Ecopolitics


This book provides an internationally grounded and critical review of grassroots sustainability enterprises, specifically focusing on the processes that lead to their formation, the governing context that shapes their evolution, the benefits they create and the challenges that they face in different contexts. This is the first internationally focused study of grassroots sustainability enterprises that covers such a range of environmental sectors. For the first time grassroots sustainability enterprises and their actions and impact receive comprehensive academic analysis from the perspective of their contribution towards more resilient development. The book begins by defining the term and placing it in context, looking at contemporary agendas in sustainability innovation and enterprise, and sustainability impacts and grassroots enterprises. It then examines a variety of grassroots sustainability enterprises such as low impact housing in the UK, eco-villages in Ireland, community gardening in Germany and turtle conservation in Costa Rica. It concludes by looking ahead to the future at governing frameworks for grassroots sustainability enterprises and smart green clean-tech economy.
List of Contributors. List of Reviewers. Chapter 1 Introduction: Sustainability, Innovation, Enterprise and the Grassroots. Chapter 2 Sustainability Impacts and Grassroots Enterprises. Chapter 3 Waste and Community Enterprises in Ireland: Co-operation, Collaboration and the Formation of the Community Resource Network. Chapter 4 Low Impact Development: Radical Housing Solutions from the Grassroots. Chapter 5 Sustainable Housing: A Case Study of the Cloughjordan Eco-Village, Ireland. Chapter 6 Making Power Differently: Exploring the Motives and Meanings of Community Renewable Energy Development in Cases from the UK and South Korea. Chapter 7 Grassroots Gardening Initiatives: Community Gardens in Berlin. Chapter 8 Community-Based Conservation as Grassroots Sustainability Enterprise? Sea Turtle Egg Harvesting in Ostional, Costa Rica. Chapter 9 The Totnes Pound: A Grassroots Technological Niche. Chapter 10 Conclusion: Sustaining Grassroots Sustainability Enterprise: Challenges and Opportunities. Enterprising Communities: Grassroots Sustainability Innovations. Advances in Ecopolitics. Advances in Ecopolitics. Copyright page. Acknowledgements. Dedication.

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