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.

Big Wildlife Garden

By SDRN on 12th April 2012


AIM: To inspire individuals, communities, schools and businesses around the UK to turn available spaces into wildlife havens, in an effort to create ‘Living Landscapes’ across the UK.


By SDRN on 5th April 2012


AIM: To maximise the re-use of redundant office furniture, both to protect the environment and to make quality office items available at affordable prices to charities, the community sector and small businesses.

Fintry Development Trust

By SDRN on 29th March 2012

LOCATION: Fintry, Stirlingshire, Scotland

AIM: To reduce energy use in the village of Fintry, ultimately making the village a zero-carbon, zero-waste community.

Low Carbon West Oxford

By SDRN on 29th March 2012

LOCATION: West Oxford

AIM: To reduce the carbon footprint of West Oxford through encouraging and enabling more sustainable lifestyles amongst residents.

Landshare UK

By SDRN on 27th March 2012


AIM: To bring together those who have land to share with those who need land for cultivating food, in order to help address growing concerns around food security, carbon emissions from industrial farming and food miles.

Capital Growth

By SDRN on 22nd March 2012


AIM: To work with local authorities, housing associations and other landowners to make under-used land available to growers and communities for the creation of 2012 new community food growing spaces across London by the end of 2012.

Global Boarders ‘Surf to Success’

By SDRN on 15th March 2012

LOCATION: Cornwall

AIM: To change the lives of chronically disadvantaged youngsters through the use of a 12-week structured surfing intervention programme.

Community Energy Challenge

By SDRN on 14th March 2012


AIM: To support a set of community energy projects and to catalyse a clean energy revolution across the UK.

Bollington Carbon Revolution

By SDRN on 9th March 2012

LOCATION: Bollington, northwest England.

AIM: To educate and raise community awareness about sustainable lifestyles; to establish Bollington’s carbon footprint and provide support to the community in reducing carbon emissions; and to share and gain knowledge with other communities and influence decision-makers.

Defra’s Nature Improvement Areas

By SDRN on 9th March 2012

LOCATION: 12 locations, UK-wide.

AIM: To create wildlife havens, restore habitats and encourage local people to get involved with nature.