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Sustainability initiatives[edit]

Campaigns[edit]

CALM Campaign Against the Levels Motorway, on facebook - Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales, charity in Wales that aims to secure the protection and enhancement of the country's landscapes and environment

Ecovillages[edit]

Lammas, Low Impact Initiative, (South West Wales)

Local sustainability initiatives[edit]

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

Initiatives by topic[edit]

Climate action[edit]

Help Wales reduce its Carbon Footprint - Renew Wales, community-based action on climate change in Wales

Coasts[edit]

The Gower Peninsula was the first area in the United Kingdom to be designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in 1956. Forty two percent of the coastline of South and West Wales is designated as Heritage Coast, with 13 specific designated strips of coastline maintained by the Countryside Council of Wales. As from 2012 the coastline of Wales has 43 Blue Flag beaches and five Blue Flag marinas. [1]

Community currencies activism[edit]

Timebanking Wales

Community energy[edit]

Anafon Hydro Scheme - Carmarthenshire Energy, "social enterprise, working with communities to reduce energy costs, tackle fuel poverty, generate clean renewable energy, and keep the profits local." - Corwen Electricity Co-operative - Gower Regeneration - Gwent Energy CIC - Llanidloes Energy Solutions Ltd - Ynni Ogwen

Community involvement[edit]

Co-production Wales - Participation Cymru - Wales Co-production group

Education for sustainability[edit]

Centre for Alternative Technology

Environment quality[edit]

Keep Wales Tidy - Welsh Air Quality Forum

Wikipedia: Keep Wales Tidy is a Welsh national voluntary environmental charity which works towards achieving "a clean, safe and tidy Wales". It works in partnership with Local Authorities, schools and community groups, and organisations to achieve these goals.

Food activism[edit]

more video: Bangor Forest Garden on youtube

Bangor Forest Garden - Edible Mach Maethlon - Community allotment at Tredegar House, Newport on facebook -Food Manifesto, creating a better food system for Wales - Green Valley Centre located at the Gateway to Cynon Valley, near Abercynon - Cultivate, social enterprise linking food and community - Green Isle Growers - Incredible Edible Wrecsam - Llangollen Food Assembly on facebook - Mid Wales Permaculture Network - Old Lands Community Supported Agriculture scheme, Monmouthshire - Siop Pwllglas, Ruthin, Denbighshire - The Transition Cafe – Fishguard

Resources: Short food supply chains and supporting local businesses, Wales: a sustainable food nation

Open spaces[edit]

Wales has three national parks: Snowdonia, Brecon Beacons and Pembrokeshire Coast. It has five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. These areas include Anglesey, the Clwydian Range, the Gower Peninsula and the Wye Valley. [2]

Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle[edit]

E-inclusion Recycling - Recycle for Wales

Social inclusion[edit]

Wales Co-operative Centre

Trees, woodland and forest[edit]

wikipedia:Size of Wales: is a unique project that aims to conserve an area of tropical rainforest the size of Wales. The project currently supports fourteen forest projects worldwide and links them to supporters in Wales. Size of Wales encourages people to support rainforest conservation as a national response to climate change. Size of Wales, Size of Wales News

Urban sustainability[edit]

Planning Aid Wales, W

Events[edit]

2015

Ocotber 17 "Powys REconomics. (REthink! RElocalise! DEcarbonise!)" Eventbrite

2014

May 10 - 18 Clean Coasts Week, Keep Wales Tidy

News and comment[edit]

See separate article: Wales news

Resources[edit]

Citizens data initiative[edit]

Sustainable Development Indicators, information from the Welsh Assembly Government - StatsWales

Networks[edit]

Monmouthshire GreenWeb, network of environmentally concerned organisations in Monmouthshire, SE Wales.

Video[edit]

Visions[edit]

Wales We Want

Local communities in Wales[edit]

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: Wales

External links[edit]


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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:Wales#Geography and natural history
  2. wikipedia:Wales#Geography and natural history