The power of citizen – led innovation is key to creating sustainable communities. Community Action: MK supports people – citizens – to develop their own ideas and innovations as they attempt to make their lifestyles, and those of others, more sustainable.
“Social and environmental challenges are intensifying. Trust in government, business, even large civil society organisations, is declining. Meanwhile, the tools available to individuals are becoming more powerful – from crowdfunding and online collaboration to 3D printing and garage biotech. So it’s not surprising therefore that we are seeing an increase in citizens and communities responding to social and environmental challenges themselves, creating new organisations, networks, products and services”. –The Futures Centre