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What communities can do[edit]

Overview, see right hand column for more

  • Green fairs
  • Benches and seats as public art
  • Advocate and promote Green sports and recreation and associated community sports facilities
  • Advocating environmentally friendly sports events
  • Street parties
  • Local distinctiveness events
  • Community maps
  • Community art from recycled materials
  • Adventure playgrounds created from recycled materials
  • Green film festivals
  • Green arts and drama events

Why it matters[edit]

Arts and cultural events and resources can help increase awareness of sustainability issues, provoke discussion and exploration of new ideas and solutions.

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Benches and seats as public art[edit]


Green Fairs[edit]

Green Fairs can be a way of promoting sustainability in a relaxed and fun setting. Some pay a lot of attention to their own carbon and environmental footprint.


Street party[edit]

As a form of activism street parties are festive and/or artistic efforts to reclaim roadways as public space by large groups of people. They were made known in Western Europe and North America by the actions of Reclaim the Streets, a widespread "dis-organization" dedicated to reclaiming public space from automobiles and consumerism. In a somewhat different context, Poland's Orange Alternative staged festive protests to break the Communist government's monopoly on public life. W



  • How To Start A Social Street on Shareable
  • Making is Connecting - site about Making is Connecting project, with extracts, video, etc., by David Gauntlett W


"The twentieth century has transformed the entire planet from a finite world of certainties to an infinite world of questioning and doubt. So, if ever there was a need to stimulate creative imagination and initiative on the part of individuals, communities and whole societies that time is now. The notion of creativity can no longer be restricted to the arts; it must be applied across the full spectrum of human problem-solving." Our Creative Diversity, UNESCO


News and comment[edit]


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Oct 2 Arts, sport and culture UK: Royal Shakespeare Company to end BP sponsorship deal [1]


May 2 Mexico: A new, collective business model for traditional crafts in Oaxaca [2]

Apr 29 Building a fair art market in a sharing economy [3]


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China news: Singing Cicadas Collective amplifies power of creative storytellers in Hong Kong, Dec 17 [4]

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New York City: South Bronx teens get creative about climate change, Oct 23 [5]

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Arts, sport and culture UK: "The mission is to remind people what they have in them already": Common Wealth are making movements from theatre, Sep 3 [6]


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Texas: World’s first solar panel mural unveiled in San Antonio, Nov 17 [7]

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Singing for Peace – Dahab, Egypt, Nov 11 [8]

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Berlin's Holzmarkt Shows the Incredible Potential of Urban Villages, Aug 23 [9]

How an open source board game is saving the planet. Students learn how to solve environmental problems while having a good time and contributing to the maker community. Jul 28 [10]

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Argentina: How Crowdfunding and Collaboration Helped Create a Vibrant Cultural Space in Buenos Aires, Apr 17 [11]


Creative Communities and Arts-Based Placemaking, Jun 13 [12]


Linking Sport and the Environment to the Peace and Poverty Agenda in Kenya, UNEP and Underprivileged Children and Youth Kick Off New Reconciliation Initiative [13]




April 18, 2015 - International Day for Monuments and Sites, World Heritage and Sustainable Development, UNESCO World Heritage Centre

See also[edit]

  • local information can be found, or shared, via our many location pages

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: Intangible cultural heritage, Traditional knowledge (category)

Greenlivingpedia: Green sports and recreation


External links[edit]


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. The Guardian
  2. Shareable
  3. Shareable
  4. Shareable
  5. Grist
  9. Shareable
  11. @Shareable