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Unthinkable Drinkable Brent

It is a remarkable fact of modern city life that it is possible to live next door to someone for years and yet not know their name. While recovering from an exercise-induced injury, Leo Johnson recovered by hobbling around the local park. And it was there that a chance encounter with an elderly Italian gentleman inspired him start a project that would bring him and his neighbours closer together - Unthinkable Drinkable Brent.

Smith School of Enterprise and Environment

This book was made possible by the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University. As well as original research and teaching, the Smith School brings together academics, business leaders, politicians and others to investigate and shape sustainability policy worldwide.

Repowering

Repowering London is a not-for-profit organisation that specialises in facilitating the co-production of community-owned renewable energy projects. They are a constituted community organisation with a team of dedicated employees working collaboratively alongside passionate volunteers.

Brixton Energy is a not-for-profit co-operative based in south London. They create cooperatively owned renewable energy projects whose financial revenues stay within the local community. Our vision is to create a greener future for Brixton.

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The Turnaround Challenge team is working with Repowering to help address fuel poverty in South Kilburn

Leo Johnson's TEDx Newham speech

Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis.
See Leo Johnson's TEDx Newham speech from May 11th 2013