Bristol’s Green Roots was a Schumacher Institute project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. It documented the history of Bristol’s modern environmental movement to make sure that the achievements, successes and lessons learned over the past four decades are recorded for future generations.
The project drew on the thoughts, perspectives and memories of more than a hundred people who have worked to make the city, and the world, a more sustainable, people friendly and equal place.
These interviews and the gathering of valuable archive materials created an exhibition, an archive stored with Bristol Museums, and a publication. Tracing the beginnings of organisations such as Sustrans, Centre for Sustainable Energy and Bristol Friends of the Earth – as well as dozens of the extraordinarily sustainable businesses, community groups, initiatives and individuals – Bristol’s Green Roots celebrates their achievements but also asks “where next?”
The whole book is available here: