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Sustainability initiatives[edit]

Initiatives by topic[edit]

Arts, sport and culture[edit]

Communities online[edit]

Hyperlocal sites in Birmingham, June 2014

Community energy[edit]

BirminghamEnergy Savers, Birmingham City Council originated scheme

Cycling activism[edit]

Big Birmingham Bikes, information from Birmingham City Council - Bike North Birmingham, Birmingham City Council project delivered in partnership with Sustrans and Be Active, working to transform the profile of cycling in Erdington and Sutton Coldfield - Birmingham Cycle Revolution,part of the Birmingham Connected vision to reinvent the way people and goods move across the city - Critical Mass bicycle rides in Birmingham - Green Bike Project, community-led bicycle workshop and co-operative based at the University of Birmingham

Food activism[edit]

Growing Birmingham - Martineau Gardens, (Wikipedia)

Health and wellbeing[edit]

  • The Active Wellbeing Society, community benefit society and cooperative working to develop healthy, happy communities living active and connected lives, added 17:16, 30 April 2020 (UTC)

Open spaces[edit]

Birmingham has 571 parks totalling over 3,500 hectares (14 sq mi) of public open space, more than any other European city. The city also has five Local Nature Reserves, one National Nature Reserve and a number of Wildlife Trust nature reserves. [1]

Martineau Gardens, (Wikipedia) - Wikipedia: Parks and open spaces in Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park

Sustainable transport activism[edit]

Birmingham is at the hub of England's canal network. There are 35 miles (56 km) of canals within the city, of which most are navigable. [2]

Towards sustainable economies[edit]

FutureShift, programme to encourage civic innovation in Birmingham and the Black Country [3]

Trees, woodland and forest[edit]

Birmingham Trees for Life

News and comment[edit]


Apr 7 ‘Cities have been invaded by cars. Now they are being liberated’ - Positive News [4]

Jan 20 How a Belgian port city (Ghent) inspired Birmingham's car-free ambitions [5]


Jul 21 "Play Out Til Tea" is a great Birmingham Impact Hub idea - but their "neighbourhood of the future" is even better [6]

Jun 16 From Impact Hub Birmingham to Civic Square [7]


Pedal power to the people: Brum's £24m cycling boost, August 12 [8]



Beyond (un)employment, collaborative learning circle, Programme starts Wednesday 19th April 2017 birmingham.impacthub.net


March 7 Birmingham GreenFest, Birmingham Botanical Gardens



Birmingham SOUP

LoveBrum, charity supporting ‘hard-to-reach’ projects across Birmingham that are often volunteer led and that deliver real change, with outcomes that can be seen, measured, enjoyed, and loved.


Public Transport Maps [9]:

Birmingham public transport maps are available from Network West Midlands as follows:

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: Birmingham

External links[edit]


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