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Allotments - geograph.org.uk Sheffield.jpg

Sustainability initiatives[edit]

  • Transition Sheffield - May 2016: Transition Sheffield has closed down but the websites have been archived

Initiatives by topic[edit]

Arts, sport and culture[edit]

Sheffield: The Outdoor City

Community energy[edit]

Sheffield Renewables

Cycling activism[edit]

CycleSheffield

For cycling, although hilly, Sheffield is compact and has few major trunk roads. It is on the Trans-Pennine Trail, a National Cycle Network route running from West to East from Southport in Merseyside to Hornsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire and North to South from Leeds in West Yorkshire to Chesterfield in Derbyshire. There are many cycle routes going along country paths in the woods surrounding the city. [1]

Food activism[edit]

Food Hall, food reclaimed, city centre - Grow Sheffield - Heeley City Farm - Lower Walkley Community Group - Sheffield Organic Growers, cluster of independent organic growers, based on a 12-acre site in Moss Valley on the edge of Sheffield

Open spaces[edit]

61% of Sheffield's entire area is green space, and a third of the city lies within the Peak District national park. There are more than 250 parks, woodlands and gardens in the city, and an estimated 2 million trees, giving Sheffield the highest ratio of trees to people of any city in Europe. [2]

Wikipedia: Sheffield, Greenspace

Sustainable transport activism[edit]

The Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (S&SY) is a system of navigable inland waterways (canals and canalised rivers) in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Chiefly based on the River Don, it runs for a length of 43 miles (69 km) and has 29 locks. It connects Sheffield, Rotherham, and Doncaster with the River Trent at Keadby and (via the New Junction Canal) the Aire and Calder Navigation. [3]

Wikipedia: Supertram (Sheffield)

Towards sustainable economies[edit]

Regather, trading cooperative based in the Little Sheffield

News and comment[edit]

2017

Urban Agriculture in Little Sheffield, Mar 22 [4]

2016

Sheffield is on a quest to be the fairest city of them all – here's how it's doing, May 9 [5]

Death of the high street? Rise of the DIY grassroots community venue... February 6 [6]

2015

Sheffield: The beauty of small in a region getting bigger, December 10 [7]

University of Sheffield Commits to Divest £39m From Fossil Fuels, November 30 [8]

2014

Foundations for a fairer city, September 30 [9]

Hundreds Get On Their Bikes to Demand #Space4Cycling in Sheffield, May 20 [10]

Events[edit]

Sheffield Environment Weeks

2017

Feb 16 The Platform - ‘Sheffield Re-imagined 2017: A Manifesto for a Better Sheffield

2014

May 24 - 26 Sheffield Food Festival

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: Sheffield

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:Sheffield#Cycling
  2. wikipedia:Sheffield
  3. wikipedia:Sheffield#Canal
  4. reconomy.org
  5. @ConversationUK
  6. citygirl92blog.wordpress.com
  7. sheffield.newstartmag.co.uk
  8. blog.peopleandplanet.org
  9. livingwithrats.blogspot.co.uk
  10. Great Gas Beetle


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