This publication celebrates the achievements of the Big Green Challenge Finalists who have developed their own community innovations.
- The Big Green Challenge, launched in October 2007, is Nesta’s £1million challenge prize designed to stimulate and support community-led responses to climate change.
- The Finalists have been putting their ideas into practice throughout the course of the Big Green Challenge Year.
- Through the Big Green Challenge, we hope to uncover the type of support communities need to transform their bright ideas into viable solutions that will improve all of our lives.
The Big Green Challenge was open to formal and informal not-for-profit organisations and groups.
More than 350 groups came forward with a wide range of imaginative and practical ideas. We then selected 100 of the most promising groups, who received support from the Big Green Challenge team and partners to develop their ideas into detailed plans. From this group, we shortlisted the ten Finalists who are featured in this publication.
We hope to see the most successful ideas grow and replicate in different communities throughout the UK to achieve larger reductions in CO2 emissions.