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Sustainability initiatives[edit]

Campaigns[edit]

Local sustainability initiatives[edit]

Please see our local or city pages via the Europe category, where of course you can share any more information you may have about local sustainability initiatives.

Initiatives by topic[edit]

Arts, sport and culture[edit]

labforculture.org - City Mine(d), international network of individuals and collectives involved with city and local action.

Biodiversity[edit]

European Wildlife, Pan-European non-profit organization dedicated to nature preservation and environmental protection - Rewilding Europe, European Rewilding Network

Climate action[edit]

Climate Action Network Europe - News, climate action, European Commission, A world you like, Success Stories - wikipedia:Climate change in the European Union

Community energy[edit]

Ace for Energy - www.communitypower.eu - wikipedia:Wind power in the European Union

Community involvement[edit]

European Alternatives - Draft Declaration Co-creating an open declaration on public services 2.0

Smarticipate

Cycling activism[edit]

European Cyclists' Federation, an umbrella federation for national cycling organizations (organizations that promote bike for urban mobility) throughout Europe.

ECF was founded in 1983 by 12 bicycle user associations. It has now[when?] 74 member organizations representing over half a million individual European citizens in 39 countries. ECF actively promotes and encourages cycling worldwide while trying to enforce cycling policy at European level. One of its goals is to promote cycle tourism as a sustainable economic factor and environment-friendly mobility. It also focuses on the security of cyclists and safety for vulnerable road users. It also runs the Velo-city Conference Series, the EuroVelo cycle route project and lobbies European and international institutions. W

EuroVelo bicycle routes are a network of (currently 14) long-distance cycling routes criss-crossing Europe in various stages of completion. As of May 2013 more than 45,000 km (27,962 mi) were in place.[1] It is envisaged that the network will be substantially complete by 2020 and when finished, the EuroVelo network's total length will exceed 70,000 km (43,496 mi). EuroVelo is a project of the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF).

EuroVelo routes can be used for bicycle touring across the continent, as well as by local people making short journeys. The routes are made of both existing national bike routes — such as the Dutch LF-Routes, the German D-Routes, and the British National Cycle Network — and existing general purpose roads, together with new stretches of cycle routes to connect them. W

Environment quality[edit]

Ethical consumerism[edit]

Electronics Watch

Food activism[edit]

The Food Assembly - GMO-free regions by country - GMOs Friends of the Earth Europe - Save our Seeds - Scandinavian Green Roof Institute

Health[edit]

Health and Environment Alliance - Health Care Without Harm Europe - World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe

Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle[edit]

RREUSE (Reuse and Recycling Social Enterprises in the European Union) is a European non-governmental organisation (NGO) and the first European umbrella organisation of social enterprises with activities in the reuse, repair and recycling sector. The very specialised European network puts the three pillars of sustainability at an equal level: environmental protection, social equity, and economic viability. W

Road safety[edit]

fevr, European Federation of Road Traffic Victims

Sharing[edit]

News and comment

2016

“Territories of Commons” in Europe: pivotal for food production, nature stewardship, heritage maintenance and climate mitigation, Nov 11 [1]

Sustainable livelihood[edit]

European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions - The Other Market, platform, materialized in a meshwork of pushcarts and stalls, to trade products and services without money, using dialogue as a currency. - unMonastery

Sustainable transport activism[edit]

Loco2, Europe by train made easy - Citizens’ Rail, EU project to develop local and regional railways by involving the community. Projects span the UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands.

Wikipedia: Rail transport in Europe, High-speed rail in Europe

Urban sustainability[edit]

City Mine(d) - Code for Europe - Commons4EU - European Sustainable Cities Platform - Urbact

Transformative Actions Database sustainablecities.eu

News and comment[edit]

2017

Mapped: How ‘embodied’ footprints compare across Europe, May 31 [2]

The consideration of food as a commons rests upon its essentialness to human life and the revalorisation of the different food dimensions relevant to people, Feb 1 [3]

2016

Could intercity cycle highways revolutionise the daily commute? Jun 30 [4]

EU smashes 2020 emissions target six years early, Jun 21 [5]

2015

The Other Market! October 15

Last week I sat down with Pablo Calderon Salazar to talk about a great new project that bridges art with social design. In order to start a debat about ‘work’ in local communities initiator Calderon intervenes into daily life: he goes into dialogue with passers-by, challenging them to propose personal skills that would be usefull in a differently structured society and/or economy. Afterwards these conversations, opinions and proposals get documented with directly made posters, video’s, podcasts, drawings and photo’s. Let’s talk about The Other Market![6]

European Project Recruits Smartphone Users to Collect Pollution Data, September 1 [7]

New rules to dramatically reduce use of environment-damaging bags get all-clear, April 28 [8]

Three European countries have already hit their renewable energy goals, March 10 [9]

EU power emissions fell by more than 8% in 2014, January 14 [10]

2014

Community energy deserves Europe-wide support, October 16 [11]

More than 3,300 clean-up actions implemented via European Clean-Up Day, May 12 [12]

Europe's young democracies learn to speak less and listen more. Amid volatility, governments in south-east Europe are starting to use technology to involve people in policymaking, April 29 [13]

European Parliament votes to slash plastic bag waste, April 17 [14]

Scandal of Europe's 11m empty homes, Febraury 23 [15]

EU to cut carbon emissions by 40% by 2030, January 22 [16]

Blogs

Transition Europe

News sources

EUROPA, newsroom

Rss feeds

presseurop.eu, Presseurop, Ecology and Sustainable Development

Video

viEUws - the EU Policy Broadcaster

Events[edit]

2017

May 29 - Jun 2 EU Green Week 2017: theme of 'Green jobs for a greener future'

2014

May 10 European Clean-Up Day

June 23 - 27 EU Sustainable Energy Week

September 16 -22 European Mobility Week, “Our Streets, Our Choice”

Resources[edit]

Apps for sustainability[edit]

iSPEX-EU, 2015

Applications, Europe Commons

Citizens data initiative[edit]

Cooperatives Europe statistics, 2015

Hacking Democracy, hackathon, January 2014

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Statistical Database

Plastic bags

Average consumption of single-use plastic bags was found to be at 176 bags per person per year in 2010. The reduction targets agreed are set as follows: 90 bags by the end of 2019 (equivalent to a reduction of almost 50% as compared to 2010), 40 bags by the end of 2025 (equivalent to a reduction of almost 80%). [17]

Legal resources[edit]

wikipedia:ClientEarth, non-profit environmental law organisation

Maps[edit]

Interactive map - Green infrastructure indicators

Networks[edit]

Digital Social Innovation

Research[edit]

Towards sustainable economies: New Economy, European Alternatives

European Commission: Environment

Visions[edit]

Green New Deal, from the The Greens/European Free Alliance (Greens/EFA), political group in the European Parliament containing green and regionalist political parties. (Wikipedia)

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: Europe, European Green Capital Award

External links[edit]

Ziferblat

Non-government organisations

Friends of the Earth Europe - Green 10

Government sites

European Environment Agency

ICLEI in Europe, association of Local Governments dedicated to sustainable development

European Sustainable Development Network


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. europeancommonsassembly.hackpad.com
  2. carbonbrief.org
  3. blog.p2pfoundation.net
  4. The Guardian
  5. @ClimateHome
  6. Accelerating Transitions Blog
  7. Yale Environment 360
  8. European Free Alliance
  9. Quartz
  10. Sandbag
  11. EurActiv
  12. ewwr.eu
  13. theguardian.com
  14. businessgreen.com
  15. The Guardian
  16. theguardian.com
  17. European Free Alliance, April 28, 2015


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