Social Innovation Examples

Image from Fitted for work site

I am keen to make and publicise a list of ‘social Innovation’ case studies located in Melbourne Australia.

These may be projects/ companies/ ventures/ initiatives/ and other such collectives formed for social good – with or without a profit motive.

Can you give me examples to add to my list? I have a list here which I am keen to add to …

  1. Lentil As Anything
  2. Clothing Exchange
  3. Fitted for Work
  4. Melbourne Community Farmers Market
  5. Flexicar car share
  6. PTUA
  7. Greenline Organic Direct
  8. Waverly Patch
  9. Victorian Quilters
  10. Victorian Feltmakers
  11. Tiffins
  12. Sustainable Living Foundation
  13. 100 Mile Cafe
  14. Nappie Wash
  15. Meals on Wheels
  16. (Shopping bus for elderly)
  17. Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
  18. Moroccan soup bar
  19. Get up
  20. CERES – Mushroom, and Bike shed
  21. Amway
  22. Tupperware
  23. Group Self Build – (Build your own home)
  24. Westwyk
  25. Shifting Space
  26. Dulaiwurrong Eco Village Eltham
  27. Community Gardens (VEIL Map)
  28. (Communes)
  29. Salvation Army
  30. Informal Sector ( Wind Screen washing)
  31. Toy Library
  32. The Ethical Consumer Group
I am also looking for examples of:
  1. Artists Collectives
  2. Health Collectives
  3. Community Gardens
  4. Seeds Collectives
  5. Aged Care

Or to use the categories of ‘creative communities’ – I would like to add examples from each of these categories.

  1. Housing
  2. Working
  3. Socialising
  4. Learning
  5. Commuting
  6. Eating

If you know of any interesting examples I could add to this list – do add it below as a comment or email me.

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4 thoughts on “Social Innovation Examples

  1. G’day here’s a few that come to mind,

    Green Collect delivers a range of innovative environmental services that promote recycling and waste minimisation. As a social enterprise, Green Collect offers new work and training opportunities to people who have experienced barriers to employment. http://www.greencollect.org/

    Stop homelessness the delicious way. http://streat.com.au/

    Brotherhood of St Laurence have a bunch, http://www.bsl.org.au/
    Brotherhood books, http://www.bsl.org.au/Brotherhood-Books
    Brotherhood Green, http://www.bsl.org.au/Brotherhood-Green
    Phoenix Fridges, http://www.bsl.org.au/Phoenix-Fridges

    Bicycles For Humanity is a world wide, grass roots, volunteer run organisation focused on simple, sustainable empowerment in the developing world. We do this in the most transparent and practical way by sending unused donated bikes from the developed world to our partner organisations in various countries in need. http://www.bicyclesforhumanity.com/

    The Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd, or MEFL, is an independent not-for-profit organisation. It was established to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the municipality of Moreland, in the inner-northern suburbs of Melbourne. http://www.mefl.com.au

    Beyond Zero Emissions, Our core goal is to develop blueprints for the implementation of climate change solutions that will rapidly reduce emissions and give our society and global ecosystems a chance of surviving into the future. We also run broad-based education campaigns based on this research. http://beyondzeroemissions.org

    The Hub Melbourne, you’ll find a stack here. http://www.hubmelbourne.com/

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