Together we're stronger
The more we collaborate the better our chances, the more influence we can have. The more we pool our information, knowledge and resources, the more there will be for each of us to share from. Our diversity is an additional strength. The more we collaborate the less we have to keep "reinventing the wheel."
We're all in this together
All of us will be affected by climate change and issues such as biodiversity loss, as well as all our future generations.
This pale blue dot is our only home
Wherever we live these issues will affect our own local communities. It is right that each of us should be able to influence decisions affecting our own local communities. / Carl Sagan, video
We are all part of the solution
We all have a part to play. We all have something to offer. No-one from outside can be as expert as you are in what it is like to live in your community.
Although we began at the end of 2004 we've as yet barely scratched the surface of what this wiki can be about. In the same way that Wikipedia seeks to make knowledge available to all worldwide, we can seek to make all knowledge about all aspects of sustainability available to all across the world. "If Wikipedia tells the world as it is, Sustainable Community Action dares to imagine the world as it might be."
Free to reuse and build upon
When the topics concern all our futures, these are important enough for it to be better if all the information is free to reuse and build upon.
The time is now
There's a growing sense that climate change and coming energy and resource shortages make the next few years our main, and perhaps only real chance to set a different course.
Will you help?
Why the focus on community action?
Community involvement, inclusion and empowerment are seen here as an integral part of sustainability.
see separate articles: Citizen Centred Participation - Phil Green, Networks, Community action for sustainability
a few references
- "Community is the only sensible context for change-making... Change is not sustainable if it is not embedded in a community." 
- A Manifesto for Smart Citizens, 
- Greening Our Desires, 
Joining it all up
As sustainability is about seeing the bigger picture and the longer term, integration becomes quite important. This wiki offers
Integration, synthesis and synergy across at least 5 dimensions:
- Place - from the whole earth to local communities and whatever intermediate levels may be useful
- topic - environmental, social and economic well being - personal and community options
- time - a permanent, searchable, self-organising, increasingly richly detailed record of the spread of sustainable community action
- type of content - information, news, comment, images, etc., and perhaps most importantly of all
- openness to all - and in particular those that traditional and establishment initiatives tend to leave out - ordinary citizens and communities
We aim for positive, collaborative and complementary relationships with other wiki.