Defra commissioned Brook Lyndhurst, with support from an expert panel, to carry out a scoping study to explore the key influences affecting future trends in waste and resource efficiency in the food chain.
The research took the form of a scenario planning exercise, exploring a range of possible future trends over the next decade, their impacts on the behaviour of the food chain, and the resulting waste, water use and GHG implications.
Brook Lyndhurst is an independent research and strategy consultancy. We use a variety of research techniques to tackle questions concerned with understanding, promoting and delivering sustainable development. Broadly, our work falls into one of six key areas – climate change; communities; business and sustainability; waste and resources; food; and sustainable lifestyles.
Brook Lyndhurst were at Shoreditch Town Hall on the 28th & 29th September as part of NESTA's FutureFest. We were running sessions inviting people to 'Re-dream the Future', which combined presentations, real-time opinion surveys, group discussion and playing with children’s toys. Over the course of the weekend, participants designed - together - an economy capable of delivering sustainability and joy – for you, for everyone you know, and for the planet itself!
A big thank you to everyone who took part!
Brook Lyndhurst, Collingwood Environmental Planning, and Lancaster University have been commissioned by Defra to carry out an exploratory research project on local ownership and management of flood risk. The research will involve the synthesis of existing social science evidence and practitioner experience, and the identification of gaps in the existing knowledge.
“We do not learn from experience… We learn from reflecting on experience.” (John Dewey) The strength of participatory action research (PAR) is that the role of the researcher includes being a facilitator of change. PAR seeks to understand the world while trying to change it, collaboratively and reflectively. In this blog, I briefly explore some [...]
Drawing distinctions between ‘change in attitude’, ‘change in behaviour’ and ‘one-off material change’ may miss out important pieces of the overall picture. The Energy Cultures team at CSAFE, have developed an ‘Energy Cultures Framework’. This framework brings together Cognitive norms (including attitudes), Practices (behaviour) and Material Culture, and suggests that these elements can all be interlinked and reinforce one another...
Alongside the questionnaire FutureFest goers were asked to reflect on what they wanted to be before growing up. Through playing with Lego we explored why participants wanted to be what it was they wanted to be and the barriers and enablers they had encountered along the way. 83 participants took part in our ‘experiment’. Collectively [...]