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Brighton is a constituent part of the city of Brighton and Hove, a former town situated on the southern coast of England, in the county of East Sussex. It is best known as a seaside resort and is positioned 47 miles (76 km) south of London. It was created from the neighbouring but formerly separately governed towns of Brighton and Hove.

Brighton's location has made it a popular destination for tourists, renowned for its diverse communities, quirky shopping areas, large and vibrant cultural, music and arts scene and its large LGBT population, leading to its recognition as the "unofficial gay capital of the UK". Brighton attracted 7.5 million day visitors in 2015/16 and 4.9 million overnight visitors, Brighton has been called the UK's "hippest city" and "the happiest place to live in the UK". W

Brighton community action[edit | edit source]

Sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Climate action[edit | edit source]

Brighton Climate Action Network

Biodiversity[edit | edit source]

Sussex Wildlife Trust

Arts, sport and culture[edit | edit source]

Our Future City, video: Our Future City #BeWell Programme on vimeo

ONCA, "ONCA's mission is to inspire creativity and positive action in the face of environmental change."

Community energy[edit | edit source]

Brighton Energy Cooperative - Brighton & Hove Energy Services Co-operative Ltd

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

Critical Mass bicycle rides in Brighton & Hove - Brighton Naked Bike Ride on facebook - Sussex University freewheelers on facebook

Ethical consumerism[edit | edit source]

more video: hiSbe video - Buzzbnk Campaign, April 2013

hisBe, independent supermarket standing up for how it Should be

Food activism[edit | edit source]

Brighton & Hove Food Partnership, not for profit organisation that works for better food for the city now and in the future. "By better food, we mean food that is healthy, affordable, accessible and produced within environmental limits. We believe by working in partnership Brighton & Hove can achieve a sustainable food system." [1] - Brighton Open Market - Brighton Permaculture Trust - The Food Waste Collective on facebook - The Real Junk Food Project Brighton - Scoop, student-run food co-operative, University of Sussex on facebook - Sussex Roots, University of Sussex on facebook



Free stuff[edit | edit source]

Brighton...Land of Free Things! on facebook

Localism[edit | edit source]

Goodmoney CIC, social enterprise based in Brighton & Hove, local gift vouchers.

Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle[edit | edit source]

Brighton Repair Café - Brighton - GreenCycle Sussex - Green A - Z, guide to Reduce Re-use Recycle, information from the Green Centre - Magpie Recycling, worker cooperative W

Social inclusion[edit | edit source]

Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project

Emmaus Brighton & Hove, situated in Portslade village on the South coast of England, four miles from the centre of Brighton. It is the largest Emmaus community in the UK, and its "Second-hand Superstore" is the largest second-hand shop in the South of England. [2]

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

journeyon, journey planner for Brighton & Hove

Trees, woodland and forest[edit | edit source]

Roots Movement, connecting communities and nature

Resources[edit | edit source]

Brighton & Hove City Council Petitions Scheme, (PDF, 11 pages)

Apps for sustainability[edit | edit source]

My Urban Angel

Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]

Council data, Brighton & Hove City Council, (open data)

Networks[edit | edit source]

Brighton Green Drinks on facebook

Video[edit | edit source]

News and comment[edit | edit source]


Madeira Drive first road to be allocated for walkers and cyclists, Apr 17 [3]

Regent`s Canal (8081567904).jpg

Brighton, Bristol, York ... city centres signal the end of the road for cars, Jan 26 [4] ...Sustainable transport UK news


Solar-charged electric buses set to hit the streets of Brighton and Hove, Apr 26 [5]

Solar-powered electric buses ‒ a UK first, Jan 10 [6]


Brighton gears up for new fleet of solar-powered buses, Oct 8 [7]

5 Facebook groups for green Brightonians, Feb 21 [8]


‘Sustainable Brighton’: Impressions on a day well spent with local stakeholders, June 1 [9]

City wins award for sustainable food movement, March 20 [10]


Brighton Waste House now completed, August [11]

Brighton Open Market, a modern day market promoting fresh, healthy food from local producers to launch on July 19 [12]

Yes – we’ve done it – we are now a UNESCO World Biosphere site! June 11 [13]

Events[edit | edit source]


February 5 Seedy Sunday


February 7 Seedy Sunday


December 4 Collaborative Futures workshop with Ben and Annabelle Macfadyen,

November 15 - 21 Brighton Time to Act Week

October 29 - Feeding the 5000

Regular events

Brighton Green Drinks


October 18 – 19 and 25 – 26 Eco Open Houses, Brighton & Hove

September 4 - 14 Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival, Autumn Harvest

July 19 Brighton Open Market launch

April 26 - 27 Big Sussex Market

April 16 - 27 Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival, Spring Harvest

February 8 -16 Roots Week, schools and communities coming together to plant trees at simultaneous events throughout the week in the UK and Africa

Events information

Green Diary, information from the Green Centre


External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]