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2015, Coming up

December 9 - International Anti-Corruption Day W
Annual event. / ...more events

2015, Recent edits

Another historic day in the battle to stop the tarsands, November 23 [1]

Alberta's climate change strategy targets carbon, coal, emissions, November 23 [2]

Featured - Quote - article - video / Village pump

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New articles

Carl Sagan

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Wendell Berry

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Inspiring quotes


Community action for sustainability UK, CASwiki's new UK portal

Featured quote

"You can't have everything; where would you put it?"
Steven Wright
Ethical consumerism


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Recent discussion

Communities taking charge of local economies

Brazil: Collaboration and changing beliefs are two keys for a degrowth economy, November 23 [3]

Kenya: How I turned Sh150,000 savings into a 16 Million farming business, November 22 [4]

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The tremendous success of agroecology in Africa, November 21 [5]

Bangladesh fires up large-scale solar to boost power generation, November 20 [6]

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Polisdigitocracy: Digital Technology, Citizen Engagement and Climate Action – A New C40-Arup Report, November 18 [7]


  1. Greenpeace International
  2. CBC News
  5. The Ecologist
  6. Thomson Reuters

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Niger: These West African Women Found Prosperity in a Garden Oasis, November 24 [1]

Missouri: Science Center Announces Permanent “Farm to Food” Exhibit, November 24 [2]

Ontario: Windsor Youth Centre plans teaching garden to help build self-esteem and life skills, November 23 [3]

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Iowa’s Climate-Change Wisdom, November 20 [4]

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Los Angeles: Urban students grow food at Los Angeles school garden, November 20 [5]


  1. USAID
  4. The New York Times
  5. Associated Press

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Featured article

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Road safety

Repair Café

A Repair Cafe is a meeting in which people repair appliances/devices, organized by and for local residents. They meet at a fixed location where tools are available and where they can fix their broken stuff with the help of handy volunteers. Objectives are to reduce the waste pile, to maintain repairing knowledge and to strengthen the social cohesion. W

Waste minimization

Waste minimization is a process of elimination that involves reducing the amount of waste produced in society and helps eliminate the generation of harmful and persistent wastes, supporting the efforts to promote a more sustainable society. Waste minimisation involves redesigning products and/or changing societal patterns, concerning consumption and production, of waste generation, to prevent the creation of waste. W


Community action for sustainability, or CASwiki, is information and knowledge sharing, but with a focus on what might be useful to community groups and active citizens. You can help. What can we do to make our communities more sustainable and in support of environmental, social and economic wellbeing? / About CASwiki - Join


At any level from local communities through villages, towns, cities, countries, regions, continents or the whole world. Check out our current list of 269 locations. If the location you're interested in isn't there, can you help by sharing some information about that place in either an existing article, or through starting a new article? ...more


"We start with the simple proposition that citizens should be able to influence decisions which affect the places and communities in which they live, work and visit."

Sustainability isn't just something for experts. It's about everyone's quality of life and we all have a part to play.

CASwiki aims to help link up community and personal action for sustainability worldwide. ...more

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Knowledge sharing can help! It can help with finding contacts, making connections and networking. As well as information about places CASwiki shares information and knowledge about 29 Community action for sustainability topics (what we can do - see right hand column) and Resources to help action.


Do help! Do please help CASwiki grow! Share something today! Share your knowledge and information.

Improve articles by clicking "edit" at top of the page or section. Our philosophy is: Be Bold and contribute!

Our Places, Topics, Resources

Any questions? Please ask via our talk page

Social media

Follow us on twitter: @caswiki

CASwiki news

As of early September all CASwiki topic articles have been copied across, updated or set up.

August 2015, wiki name changed to Community action for sustainability, CASwiki (from Sustainable community action, scawiki)

As of May 2015 half of around 60 topic articles have been set up, as well as all 269 location articles. The remaining topic articles and Sustainable community action Resources articles should get set up during 2015. After that the focus can switch to developing the wiki and its community of editors. / A brief history of scawiki

Merge logs

For about the last year and over the next year some 300 to 400 articles are being merged into Appropedia from earlier versions of the scawiki. The merge logs give an overview of the process and progress: Community action for sustainability/topics merge log, Community action for sustainability/resources merge log

Featured video

from Turkey

from Video for community action

Village pump

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It's likely that a 'village pump' type page (a sort of 'global' to-do list) specifically for CASwiki will be developed. In the meantime if you have any comments or suggestions please include them on our talk page

Wanted pages


Images needed

CASwiki articles needing photos (category)

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