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. . . . What - Where - Why - How - Do . . . . places - topics - resources / category

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2016, Coming up

February 14
Send a Love letter to the Earth
Worldwide initiative for laws to protect the Earth, lovelettertotheearth.com / ...more events

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2016, Recent edits

Networks: The unstoppable rise of 'Demain'. February 4 [1]

Featured - Quote - article - video / Village pump

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New articles

Nicaragua

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Slovenia

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Recognising quiet members in community groups

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


Featured quote

"Sustainable development is never going to materialise as a result of edicts from New York or Geneva. It needs to be constructed, shared and implemented in a truly global way that takes account of traditional, local and non-Western approaches."

Steve Bass, senior fellow at the International Institute for Environment and Development and former chief environment advisor at the UK government's Department for International Development.

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Recent discussion

Communities taking charge of local economies

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Spain: Madrid is covering itself in plants to help fight rising temperatures, February 3 [2]

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Solar is changing lives in Brazil. Here’s how. February 3 [3]

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Slovenia: How Ljubljana Remade Itself as Europe's 'Green Capital', February 1 [4]

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Uganda's Kiira Motors unveils 'Africa's first solar bus', February 1 [5]

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Israel: Tel Aviv's journey to becoming the hippest cycling city, January 27 [6]

References

  1. Transition Network
  2. fastcoexist.com
  3. Greenpeace International
  4. CityLab
  5. BBC News
  6. The Guardian


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Climate news: The climate and the commons, February 8 [1]

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Kranji Marshes, Singapore's largest freshwater marshland and home to endangered birds & wildlife, launched, February 1 [2]

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British Columbia: Great Bear Rainforest agreement creates 'a gift to the world', February 1 [3]

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How the residents of Shimshal are setting a shining example for Pakistan, January 28 [4]

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Towards sustainable economies: La'Zooz: The Decentralized, Crypto-Alternative to Uber, January 26 [5]

References

  1. capglobalcarbon.org
  2. straitstimes.com
  3. CBC News
  4. dawn.com
  5. Shareable


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Featured article

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Cycling activism

Cycling advocacy

Cycling advocacy consists of activities that call for, promote or enable increased adoption and support for cycling and improved safety and convenience for cyclists, usually within urbanized areas or semi-urban regions. Issues of concern typically include policy, administrative and legal changes (the consideration of cycling in all governance); advocating and establishing better cycling infrastructure (including road and junction design and the creation, maintenance of bike lanes and separate bike paths, and bike parking); public education regarding the health, transportational and environmental benefits of cycling for both individuals and communities, cycling and motoring skills; and increasing public and political support for bicycling.

There are many organisations worldwide whose primary mission is to advocate these goals. Most are non-profit organisations supported by donations, membership dues, and volunteers. W

What

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

Where

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

Why

"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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How

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

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 mid-December 2015, all scheduled CASwiki articles have been copied across, updated or set up.

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


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CASwiki... Places - Topics - Resources / About - Join - Talk - Village pump / UK


References

This page includes Creative Commons Licensed content from the Sustainable community action wiki on Wikia.
The list of authors can be seen in the history, link via drop down menu at top left of page.