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Brighton () is a seaside resort and one of the two main areas of the City of Brighton and Hove. Located on the south coast of England, in the county of East Sussex, it is 47 miles (76 km) south of London.
As of 2017, Brighton and Hove had a resident population of about 290,885. Brighton has been described as the UK's "hippest city", "the happiest place to live in the UK", and the "unofficial gay capital of the UK". W
Climate action[edit | edit source]
Biodiversity[edit | edit source]
The Sussex Wildlife Trust (SWT) is a conservation charity which aims to protect natural life in Sussex. It was founded in 1961 and is one of 46 wildlife trusts across the UK and the Isle of Man and Alderney. As of 2019, it has 33,000 members and manages 2,000 hectares (5,000 acres) of land for nature. It is a registered charity and in the year to 31 March 2019 it had an income of £5.7 million and expenditure of £4 million, resulting in net income of £1.7 million.
The SWT manages twenty-six nature reserves in the county. Nineteen are Sites of Special Scientific Interest, one is a national nature reserve, eleven are local nature reserves, eight are Special Areas of Conservation, three are Special Protection Areas, three are Ramsar sites and seven are Nature Conservation Review sites. Its headquarters at Woods Mill, south of Henfield, is also a nature reserve with a lake, woodland and meadows.
The historic county of Sussex is divided into the administrative counties of East Sussex and West Sussex. The South Downs stretches across the county from west to east. This area is chalk and to the north is the Weald, which is composed of heavy clays and sand. The coast has a succession of holiday towns such as Brighton, Eastbourne, Bognor Regis and Worthing.
Trees, woodland and forest[edit | edit source]
Roots Movement, connecting communities and nature
Coastal community activism[edit | edit source]
- Wild Coast Sussex, sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/
- Sussex Kelp Restoration Project, sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk
Community involvement[edit | edit source]
- Brighton & Hove City Council Petitions Scheme, (PDF, 11 pages)
Arts, sport and culture[edit | edit source]
ONCA, "ONCA's mission is to inspire creativity and positive action in the face of environmental change."
Community energy[edit | edit source]
Cycling activism[edit | edit source]
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."  - 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
- Planning Advice Note, Food Growing and development, Sep 2011 brighton-hove.gov.uk
Free stuff[edit | edit source]
Brighton...Land of Free Things! on facebook
Housing and land[edit | edit source]
News and comment
Brighton-based student housing co-op secures first property, Jul 24 
A cooperative model of homes for students, collectively managed and at affordable rents. SEASALT in Brighton shows the way. Jul 20 
- SEASALT Housing Cooperative, added 13:45, 17 December 2021 (UTC)
- Brighton & Hove Community Land Trust, added 13:45, 17 December 2021 (UTC)
Localism[edit | edit source]
Goodmoney CIC, social enterprise based in Brighton & Hove, local gift vouchers.
Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle[edit | edit source]
Social inclusion[edit | edit source]
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. 
Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]
journeyon, journey planner for Brighton & Hove
See also[edit | edit source]
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- Brighton W
- Earthship Brighton
- Brighton 'Waste House': The House That Kevin Built, University of Brighton, Faculty of Arts