SDRN Case Studies

Explore our database of real world examples of innovative sustainability initiatives here. Use the left sidebar to filter case studies by theme.


By SDRN on 18th June 2012

Peterborough Environment City Trust

By SDRN on 14th June 2012

LOCATION: Peterborough.

AIM: To lead and support the city of Peterborough in establishing itself as “the UK’s Environment Capital”; to act as an examplar of how to deliver truly sustainable growth in order to improve the overall quality of life of its people, communities and environment.

Green Schools Revolution

By SDRN on 8th June 2012


AIM: To encourage school pupils to take proactive action towards the environment. The programme aims to engage 6,000 schools by 2014.

BACKGROUND: The Co-Operative introduced the Green Schools Revolution as a sustainability education programme designed to challenge primary and secondary school students, between the ages of five and 16, to become environmental pioneers within their own homes and communities. The programme offers free resources, field trips, and activities to each participating school.

Fitter for Walking

By SDRN on 10th May 2012

LOCATION: 12 communities within five regions of England; London, North East, North West, West Midlands, and Yorkshire.

Space Makers Agency

By SDRN on 10th May 2012

LOCATION: Multiple locations around England.

AIM: To work with local residents, businesses, artists, community groups, Local Authorities and property owners to create inspiring regeneration projects that are driven by grassroots energy.


By SDRN on 3rd May 2012

LOCATION: Pilot scheme running in the London boroughs of Newham, Hackney, Waltham Forest, Redbridge and Havering.

AIM: To help low income households tackle fuel poverty and financial exclusion.

Brixton Remade

By SDRN on 3rd May 2012

LOCATION: Brixton, London.

AIM: To promote local waste reduction, reuse and recycling; to develop skills of remaking and repair important for the creation of local green enterprises and sustainable employment.

Back 2 Earth

By SDRN on 22nd April 2012

LOCATION: Tottenham, London.

AIM: To transform local people’s lives by enabling engagement with, and productive use of, the immediate environment.

BACKGROUND: Back2Earth (B2E) began life in 2004 as a local community regeneration and environmental charity, developing a programme of environmental volunteering (particularly around local community food production) and green skills training projects, mainly for marginalised and disadvantaged residents.

STATUS: Ongoing.



By SDRN on 17th April 2012

LOCATION: Portobello, Scotland

AIM: To create a vibrant, sustainable Portobello, which can help combat climate change and reduce fossil fuel use through a process of re-localisation.

Green Estate

By SDRN on 13th April 2012

LOCATION: South Sheffield

AIM: To address the universal poor quality of the public open space in the area; to use the Manor and Castle Single Regeneration Budget programme to address issues of social exclusion and build social capital; and, to ensure a lasting legacy after grant funding.