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Sustainability initiatives[edit]

Campaigns[edit]

Frack Free Bristol

Initiatives by topic[edit]

Arts, sport and culture[edit]

More video: Make Sunday Special Bristol City Council - Come and enjoy a car free Bristol City Centre, June 2013 YouTube

At-Bristol science centre - Bristol Civic Society - Happy City - Knowle West Media Centre - Make Sundays Special

Wikipedia: Bristol, Twin cities: Bristol was among the first cities to adopt the idea of town twinning. Its twin towns include:

  • Bordeaux, France since 1947
  • Hannover, Germany since 1947, the first post-war twinning of British and German cities
Other twinnings include:

Biodiversity[edit]

Friends of the Avon New Cut group of local people promoting greater understanding and appreciation of the Cut, its history, wildlife and essential role in the city.

Climate action[edit]

Council action on climate change, Bristol City Council - Future Bristol Low Carbon 2050 - Explore the Scenarios

Community and voluntary action[edit]

Voscur

Community currencies activism[edit]

Bristol pound

Community energy[edit]

Bristol Energy Co-operative - Bristol Green Doors, domestic green refurbishment & retrofitting - Demand Energy Equality, Bristol-based energy justice project that seeks to empower and power low income households - Bristol Smart Energy City Collaboration

Funding

Bristol Community Energy Fund

Networks

Bristol Energy Network, umbrella organisation for all community energy groups in Bristol and the surrounding area

Community involvement[edit]

The Bristol Democracy Project, Getting People Involved In Decision Making In Bristol

Community safety[edit]

Bristol City of Sanctuary - Safer Bristol

Cycling activism[edit]

The Bristol Bike Project - Cycling (Bristol, on Wikipedia) - Critical Mass Bristol on Facebook

Maps: Top Tube map launched, July 2013

Environment quality[edit]

ClairCity, Eu project about air pollution and CO2 emissions in cities, putting the power in the hands of residents to determine the best local solutions.

Ethical consumerism[edit]

Bristol Fairtrade - Bristol Green Hosting - Good Bristol - Whose Responsibility?

Food activism[edit]

more video: A Good Food Plan For Bristol - What does Good Food mean for Bristol?

91 Ways, using the power of food to bring people together - Allotments, information from Bristol City Council - Bristol Food Network - Bristol Food Policy Council - bristolgoodfood.org sign up to the Bristol Good Food Charter - Bristol Local Food Directory - Edible futures - Feed Bristol, food growing project in Stapleton - Foodtures, an intiative from The Matthew Tree Project - Grow Organic Bristol - Incredible Edible Bristol - Real Economy Co-operative Limited - The Severn Project - Sims Hill Shared Harvest, community supported agriculture scheme - Windmill Hill City Farm - St Werburghs City Farm

Localism[edit]

Bristol Independents campaign

Open spaces[edit]

Narroways Millennium Green Trust - Parks and open spaces, information from Bristol City Council - Wikipedia: Parks and open spaces in Bristol (category)

Reduce, reuse, repair & recycle[edit]

Bristol Computer Reuse - Bristol Wood Recycling Project, a not for profit social enterprise, dependent on volunteers as well as paid staff, and part of the National Community Wood Recycling Project W - Children's Scrapstore - Recycling and waste, information from Bristol City Council

Social inclusion[edit]

The Matthew Tree Project, poverty fighting charity based in Bristol - re:work

Sustainable transport activism[edit]

A Good Transport Plan for Bristol 2016

Public transport in Bristol - Car Clubs - Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways - Transport in Bristol - Waters and rivers, information from Bristol City Council

Trees, woodland and forest[edit]

The Converging World

Urban sustainability[edit]

Changing Bristol streets, Sustrans; Applications: May-June 2015 - Living Heart for Bristol

News and comment[edit]

See separate article: Bristol news

Events[edit]

2017

Jun 8 - 25 Festival of Nature, a wild adventure up the River Avon

March 25 Up Our Street Festival of Solutions 2017, Easton Community Centre, Kilburn Street. Priorirty for residents of Easton and Lawrence Hill

February 22 Bristol Soup

Regular events

Bristol Repair Cafe first Saturday monthly in Fishponds

2016

Sept 2 - 4 Radical Technology Revisited conference

Jun 4 - 5 Get-Growing-Garden-Trail-2016.pdf

Apr 29 - May 7 Bristol Food Connections, bringing people and good food together

February 24 Bristol Soup

2015

Bristol is European Green Capital for 2015 [1], Events, information from bristol2015.co.uk

August 22 Fair in the Square to "celebrate 20 years of the National Cycle Network with a fun-filled festival and Lullaby ride."

July 4 - 5 International Fairtrade Towns' Conference @Bristol Conference Centre

2014

February 8 Bristol Futures Forum

February 24 - March 9 Fairtrade Fortnight in Bristol

April 26 - May 26 Bristol Walking Festival

May 1 - 11 Bristol Food Connections, bringing people and good food together

May 5 Eat-In! Bristol

June 7 - 15 Festival of Nature, June 14 - 15 Harbourside event

June 12 Painting the Town Green event for community and voluntary organisations in the lead up to Bristol Green Capital 2015

June 14 - 22 Bristol Big Green Week

June 22 Bristol’s Biggest Bike Ride

September 13 -14 Bristol Green Doors 2014

November 25 Making Bristol’s Streets Special, Civic Society Annual “Big Event”

2013

September 28 - 29 Bristol Green Doors 2013

Resources[edit]

Apps for sustainability[edit]

Bristol Parkhive, provides an index of over 200 of Bristols parks and green spaces and provides ample additional information for users. [2] - Bristol Pound Mobile App

Citizens data initiative[edit]

Bristol City Council open data

Funding[edit]

Bristol Credit Union - Bristol Soup

Maps[edit]

bristolstreets.co.uk, map based information about transport and other things in and around the city of Bristol. See also BristolStreets

Bristol City Council mapping website

Community currencies: Bristol Pound Tourist Map

Sustainable energy: Bristol solar map on bristol.gov.uk

Video[edit]

See also[edit]

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia:

Bristol, Environment in Bristol, Sustrans: British charity promoting sustainable transport with headquarters in Bristol

External links[edit]


References

  1. bbc.co.uk
  2. European Green Capital


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References

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