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Title Enterprising communities : grassroots sustainability innovations / edited by Anna Davies.
Imprint Bingley, U.K. : Emerald, 2012.

Series Advances in ecopolitics, 2041-806X ; v. 9
Advances in ecopolitics ; v. 9.
Subject Sustainability.
Sustainable living.
Alt Name Davies, Anna.
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Series Advances in ecopolitics, 2041-806X ; v. 9
Advances in ecopolitics ; v. 9.
Subject Sustainability.
Sustainable living.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Alt Name Davies, Anna.
Description 1 online resource (199 pages) : illustrations.
Contents ch. 1. Introduction : sustainability, innovation, enterprise and the grassroots / Anna Davies -- ch. 2. Sustainability impacts and grassroots enterprises / Anna Davies, Sue Mullin -- ch. 3. Waste and community enterprises in Ireland : co-operation, collaboration and the formation of the community resource network / Anna Davies, Sue Mullin -- ch. 4. Low impact development : radical housing solutions from the grassroots / Jenny Pickerill, Larch Maxey -- ch. 5. Sustainable housing : a case study of the Cloughjordan eco-village, Ireland / Nessa Winston -- ch. 6. Making power differently : exploring the motives and meanings of community renewable energy development in cases from the UK and South Korea / Yonjoo Jeong, Neil Simcock, Gordon Walker -- ch. 7. Grassroots gardening initiatives : community gardens in Berlin / Marit Rosol -- ch. 8. Community-based conservation as grassroots sustainability enterprise? : sea turtle egg harvesting in Ostional, Costa Rica / Lisa M. Campbell, Bethany J. Haalboom, Jennie Trow -- ch. 9. The Totnes Pound : a grassroots technological niche / Noel Longhurst -- ch. 10. Conclusion : sustaining grassroots sustainability enterprise : challenges and opportunities / Anna Davies.
Summary 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.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781780524856 (electronic bk.)
1780524854 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 774415334
Additional Format Print version: Enterprising communities. 1st ed. Bingley : Emerald Group Pub. Ltd., 2012 9781780524849 (OCoLC)749870419