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ABOUT COMMUNITY BY DESIGN

Community by Design (CbD) is a not-for-profit social enterprise dedicated to delivering projects that combine social, environmental and economic outcomes. We develop creative solutions that contribute to the global movement towards greater empowerment, decentralisation and resilience

To date, its successful track record spans community arts, engagement, health and wellbeing (Creative Health Lab and the Haverstock Carnival), environmental education, community, green construction and micro AD design and feasibility studies. Its funders have included Camden NHS, London Borough of Camden, the London Sustainability Exchange, The Arts Council, The Technology Strategy Board and WRAP.

In 2011, CbD formed LEAP, a cross-sector partnership with the London Wildlife Trust and the Community Composting Network’s (CCN’s) Micro AD steering group, which includes links with suppliers including Methanogen, independent engineers and AD academics.

Funded by the London Borough of Camden, LEAP aims to develop micro AD in order to generate green employment, training and educational opportunities and empower local communities by harnessing the growing grassroots movement towards sustainable resource management. Its pilot micro AD system is situated near Kings Cross in the heart of London.

LEAP BLOG

Build your own DIY solar panel!

18/04/2018

Learn practical skills and take home your own solar phone charger

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Celebrate Sustainability This Thursday!

24/08/2016

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Celebrate sustainability!

19/08/2016

 


Thursday 25th August - 1-5pm

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Free aerobic/anaerobic composting workshop

20/07/2016

11am - 1pm Saturday 23rd July at Camley Street Natural Park, Kings Cross, London N1C 4PW

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Hydroponics and permaculture workshop

15/06/2016

Learn how to build your own hydroponics system

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OUR PILOT SYSTEM

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You'll find our pilot system overlooking the canal at Camley Street Natural Park, 12 Camley Street, N1C 4PW. Seven minutes walk from Kings Cross... Read More >

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ANAEROBIC DIGESTION

anaerobic digestion

During decomposition, organic wastes (food, manure, non-woody green waste etc.) emit CO2 and methane. Methane is a greenhouse gas 20-30 times more... Read More >

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BIOGAS

biogas

Biogas is released during anaerobic digestion and captured for use as a clean fuel. When produced from food waste, it is approximately 60%... Read More >

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