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CASwiki news articles have a focus on news of community action for sustainability. This article is an offshoot from CASwiki's Bristol article and is for news and comment in that context.

May 21 Bristol reveals plans to pedestrianise historic centre in Covid-19 revamp [1]

2020[edit | edit source]

Feb 28 Greta Thunberg Bristol climate strike: 'The world is on fire' [2]

2019[edit | edit source]

Nov 5 Bristol council votes to ban diesel cars in first for a UK city [3]

Mar 14 Solar helps Bristol council meet climate targets two years early [4]

2018[edit | edit source]

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Dec 1 Climate news 2018: Bristol to Brooklyn, Paris to Pittsburgh: restless cities act themselves on climate crisis [5]

Bristol plans to become carbon neutral by 2030, Nov 14 [6]

2017[edit | edit source]

Bristol’s rubbish heroes, Jun 22 [7]

University of Bristol announces new fossil fuel divestment and carbon reduction plans, Mar 8 [8]

2016[edit | edit source]

Bristol ranked fourth in inspiring city list, Nov 23 [9]

Customers can now use Bristol Pounds to pay Bristol Energy utility bills, Oct 26 [10]

Bristol's famous old ferry service is going electric thanks to National Lottery grant, Oct 4 [11]

Bristol mayor approves £5m low-carbon heating scheme, Jun 9 [12]

9 surprising places that accept Bristol Pounds, Jun 1 [13]

£4m boost for Bristol solar, Apr 21 [14]

Bristol Food Connections: A New Breed of Food Festival, Apr 7 [15]

Success on a plate: Bristol scoops UK sustainable food city title, Mar 22 [16]

The rise of co-housing in Bristol, February 22 [17]

£10,000 grants available for energy projects in Bristol communities, February 5 [18]

Consultation opens on new climate strategy and action plan, January 29 [19]

Good Transport Plan for Bristol launches, January 21 [20]

2015[edit | edit source]

The International Peace Cafe: 'When people get together over food they can talk about anything', November 23 [21]

Bristol street goes ‘wild’ for wildlife, Ocotber 7 [22]

Making change happen in Bristol: A NEON report, July 26 [23]

City's historic railway station is latest outlet to join local currency initiative, July 16 [24]

Meet the Bristol communities reclaiming public spaces, May 26 [25]

Bristol Pound can now be used to pay council tax, March 11 [26]

One Tree Per Child initiative launches in Bristol, February 23 [27]

Bristol City Council goes Fossil Free! February 14 [28]

Municipal Energy Company planned for Bristol, January 27 [29]

Green light for new cycle and pedestrian crossing in Bristol, January [30]

2014[edit | edit source]

Initial Bristol 2015 programme launched, October 10 [31]

Bristol Pound Launches Mobile App, August 28 [32]

Bristol Community Building Fund opens: funds offered to local voluntary groups to make their community buildings greener and cheaper to run. August 22 [33]

More people in Bristol now commute to work by bicycle or on foot than in any other Local Authority in England and Wales. Cycling to work has almost doubled in 10 years (+94%). July 30 [34]

How we celebrate! Transition Bristol, July 15 [35]

Bristol City Council launches open data initiative, July 3 [36]

Bristol Pound wins funding from £8m competition, June 3 [37]

Bristol traders set up grocery delivery service, May 22 [38]

Bristol Pound aims for UK roll-out of local currencies, May 21 [39]

Bristol to receive £7 million of additional funding to support it as European Green Capital, April 25 [40]

Bristol’s vision of a new energy system, March 18 [41]

Bristol City to plant 36,000 trees, March 12 [42]

BBC’s Panorama explores some of the factors behind the dramatic rise in the number of food banks in the city. March 5 [43]

Community energy and currency join together to make Bristol greener, February 25 [44]

2013[edit | edit source]

The UK’s first council-owned wind farm is set to generate eco-friendly electricity from November following the installation of its two turbines at Bristol’s Avonmouth Port area, October 3 [45]

Bristol pound accepted for council tax payments, September 17 [46]

Buses to accept Bristol pounds in boost for local currency, September 13 [47]

The shape of Bristol to come, July 5 [48]

Bristol car-free Sunday closes roads, June 23 [49]

Bristol named European Green Capital for 2015, June 14 [50]

Bristol's pioneering ferry ready for launch, April 19 [51]

Bristol mayor puts party politics aside in pursuit of city revamp. George Ferguson is trying to exploit his political freedom to steal a march on rival cities and 'out-Copenhagen Copenhagen', [52], 21 January

2012[edit | edit source]

Mayor to take salary in Bristol pounds, [53] November 20

Bristol's Big Green Week [54], June

2011[edit | edit source]

Bristol becomes a City of Sanctuary, [55], September 2

2010[edit | edit source]

Bristol City Council e-Participatory budgeting Pilot Goes Live, [56], March 29

2005[edit | edit source]

Films of Local Food Week in Southville, Ashton and Bedminster [57], October 28

Comment[edit | edit source]


Jul 3 Britain beyond lockdown: can social and climate justice come together? Communities in Bristol are devising their own solutions to problems linked with the city’s role in slavery [58]


Nov 4 I applaud Bristol for banning diesel vehicles. But why not ban all private cars? Leo Murray [59]


Can Bristol crowdfund its way to a sustainable future? Aug 2 [60]


Why Bristol's a city of the future, Dec 12 [61]

Bristol's 20MPH limits ‘boost trade and are help to cyclists’, Mar 15 [62]


Is Bristol a worthy Green Capital of Europe – or is it all for show? February 18 [63]

News sources[edit | edit source]

Bristol Cable, media co-operative – created and owned by people in the city.