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Innovative interventions for less resource intensive ways of living

Change Points

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Change Points

Innovative interventions for less resource intensive ways of living


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A new way of thinking

The Change Points team have been working together with a range of partners to develop a new way of thinking about interventions which can help to unlock everyday practices to tackle unsustainable patterns of consumption. We have developed ideas and a workshop toolkit which enable development of innovative forms of intervention that engage in the social and material fabric of everyday life.

Use the links to explore the projects – including the Nexus at Home work – that have led to the development of this approach, and the outputs, including policy reports, produced as part of that work.

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“Really enjoyed this workshop”

The time spent was extremely worthwhile with lots of interactivity, ideas and creativity.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Conversation kept flowing”

Claire made certain that session didn’t lose focus without curbing creative thinking.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“All activities were achieved”

A great session that worked so well with different group sizes who consistently drove output.

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Articles & Publications


Challenges and opportunities for re-framing resource use policy with social practice theories: The Change Points approach

Published today in Global Environmental Change and available open access here Can practice theory make a difference to policy? In this article, we contribute to a vexed debate on that question. We draw on our learning from a series of projects working in collaboration with key policy partners to bring evidence from practice research to inform policy onContinue reading “Challenges and opportunities for re-framing resource use policy with social practice theories: The Change Points approach”

Design thinking for practice-based intervention

A new paper in the eminent Design Studies journal authored by Claire Hoolohan (Tyndall Centre) and Alison Browne (SEED) describes how Change Points combines methods from Design Thinking with ideas from Social Practice Theories to produce a workshop method for practice-based sustainability initiatives. The paper, titled Design thinking for practice-based intervention: Co-producing the change pointsContinue reading “Design thinking for practice-based intervention”

Unflushables 2030? Mapping Change Points for Intervention

Today sees the end of a two-day workshop “Unflushables 2030?”, co-convened by the Change Points team (Alison Browne and Claire Hoolohan) with Anglian Water and more than 30 industry partners to identify ways of eradicating hygiene products disposed of via the toilet reaching sewers and waterways in the next decade. Unflushables are a substantial challengeContinue reading “Unflushables 2030? Mapping Change Points for Intervention”