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Welcome to CASwiki's London portal. Our focus is on Community Action for Sustainability. This includes community involvement through climate action, environmental action and many other sustainability topics.

The gift of climate and ecological emergency is that we all get to work together. Ordinary citizens and community groups naturally share what they learn, and what they know of what helps. Everyone can help, everyone has something to offer, everyone is welcome. We all need to design, make and grow a better future for ourselves, our communities and our world. Together we CAN. Yes we CAN.

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News and comment[edit | edit source]

  • News Greenwich: Closed pub reopens as community hub, BBC News (Dec 15, 2023)
  • News Revealed: the UK’s ‘best’ new buildings, (Oct 23, 2023)
  • News SUVs emit more climate damaging gas than older cars do, study finds, (Oct 16, 2023)
  • News Charity uses carbon credits to make more homes energy efficient and greener – and it’s genius, (Oct 07, 2023)
  • News Baby beaver born in London for first time in 400 years, (Sep 30, 2023)

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About London
Kidical Mass London November 2021
Authors: 100richarde, Nov 9, 2021
Cycling activism London

London community action networks

  • Networks, sustainability initiatives and community involvement
  • Localism
  • Urban rural connections

Community resources London

  • Library of things
  • Visions
  • Community energy
  • Community and voluntary action

London community action events

Other resources London

  • Free stuff
  • Citizens data initiative
  • Funding
  • Maps
  • Research

Climate action London

  • Ethical consumerism
  • Sustainable transport
  • Cycling
  • Education for sustainability
  • Urban sustainability

Ecological restoration London

  • Biodiversity
  • Rewilding
  • Environment quality
  • Open spaces
  • Trees, woodland and forest

Fairer, kinder London

  • Arts, sport and culture
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Community safety
  • Road safety
  • Housing

Food activism London

Towards sustainable economies London

  • Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle
  • Sharing
  • Social inclusion
  • Sustainable livelihood
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London is the capital and largest city of England, and the United Kingdom, with a population of around 8.8 million, and the largest city in Western Europe by metropolitan area, with a population of 14.8 million. It stands on the River Thames in south-east England at the head of a 50-mile (80 km) estuary down to the North Sea and has been a major settlement for nearly two millennia. The City of London, its ancient core and financial centre, was founded by the Romans as Londinium and retains its medieval boundaries. The City of Westminster, to the west of the City of London, has for centuries hosted the national government and parliament. Since the 19th century, the name "London" also refers to the metropolis around this core, historically split among the counties of Middlesex, Essex, Surrey, Kent, and Hertfordshire, which since 1965 has largely comprised Greater London, which is governed by 33 local authorities and the Greater London Authority.

As one of the world's major global cities, London exerts a strong influence on world art, entertainment, fashion, commerce and finance, education, health care, media, science and technology, tourism, transport, and communications. Despite a post-Brexit exodus of stock listings from the London Stock Exchange, London is still one of Europe's most economically powerful cities, and it remains one of the major financial centres of the world. With Europe's largest concentration of higher education institutions, it is home to some of the highest-ranked academic institutions in the world—Imperial College London in natural and applied sciences, the London School of Economics in social sciences, and the comprehensive University College London. London is the most visited city in Europe and has the busiest city airport system in the world. The London Underground is the oldest rapid transit system in the world.

London's diverse cultures encompass over 300 languages. The 2023 population of Greater London of just under 10 million made it Europe's third-most populous city, accounting for 13.4% of the population of the United Kingdom and over 16% of the population of England. The Greater London Built-up Area is the fourth-most populous in Europe, with about 9.8 million inhabitants at the 2011 census. The London metropolitan area is the third-most populous in Europe, with about 14 million inhabitants in 2016, granting London the status of a megacity.

Events[edit | edit source]

  • Event July 2023-March 2024 — How to Build a Low-Carbon Home, free display, no pre-booking required,

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UK community action events

2021-2030, UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030, International community action events

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Keywords cities, english region, uk cities
Authors Phil Green
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Language English (en)
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Aliases London, London community action
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Created January 30, 2014 by Phil Green
Modified February 27, 2024 by Phil Green
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