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Sustainability initiatives[edit]

Initiatives by topic[edit]

Arts, sport and culture[edit]

Communities online[edit]

Hyperlocal sites in Birmingham, June 2014

Community energy[edit]

BirminghamEnergy Savers, Birmingham City Council originated scheme

Cycling activism[edit]

Big Birmingham Bikes, information from Birmingham City Council - Bike North Birmingham, Birmingham City Council project delivered in partnership with Sustrans and Be Active, working to transform the profile of cycling in Erdington and Sutton Coldfield - Birmingham Cycle Revolution,part of the Birmingham Connected vision to reinvent the way people and goods move across the city - Critical Mass bicycle rides in Birmingham - Green Bike Project, community-led bicycle workshop and co-operative based at the University of Birmingham

Food activism[edit]

Growing Birmingham - Martineau Gardens, (Wikipedia)

Open spaces[edit]

Birmingham has 571 parks totalling over 3,500 hectares (14 sq mi) of public open space, more than any other European city. The city also has five Local Nature Reserves, one National Nature Reserve and a number of Wildlife Trust nature reserves. [1]

Martineau Gardens, (Wikipedia) - Wikipedia: Parks and open spaces in Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park

Sustainable transport activism[edit]

Birmingham is at the hub of England's canal network. There are 35 miles (56 km) of canals within the city, of which most are navigable. [2]

Towards sustainable economies[edit]

FutureShift, programme to encourage civic innovation in Birmingham and the Black Country [3]

Trees, woodland and forest[edit]

Birmingham Trees for Life

News and comment[edit]

2013

Pedal power to the people: Brum's £24m cycling boost, August 12 [4]

Events[edit]

2017

Beyond (un)employment, collaborative learning circle, Programme starts Wednesday 19th April 2017 birmingham.impacthub.net

2015

March 7 Birmingham GreenFest, Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Resources[edit]

Funding[edit]

Birmingham SOUP

LoveBrum, charity supporting ‘hard-to-reach’ projects across Birmingham that are often volunteer led and that deliver real change, with outcomes that can be seen, measured, enjoyed, and loved.

Maps[edit]

Public Transport Maps [5]:

Birmingham public transport maps are available from Network West Midlands as follows:

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: Birmingham

External links[edit]


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.

  1. wikipedia:Parks and open spaces in Birmingham
  2. wikipedia:Transport in Birmingham#Canals
  3. podnosh.com
  4. Birmingham Mail
  5. wikipedia:Transport in Birmingham#Public Transport Maps


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