Europe community action[edit | edit source]

Sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Arts, sport and culture[edit | edit source] - City Mine(d), international network of individuals and collectives involved with city and local action.

Biodiversity[edit | edit source]

Climate action[edit | edit source]

See List of climate assemblies, Europe

Climate Action Network Europe - News, climate action, European Commission, A world you like, Success Stories - wikipedia:Climate change in the European Union

Community energy[edit | edit source]

Ace for Energy - - wikipedia:Wind power in the European Union

Community involvement[edit | edit source]

European Alternatives - Draft Declaration Co-creating an open declaration on public services 2.0


Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

European Cyclists' Federation, an umbrella federation for national cycling organizations (organizations that promote bike for urban mobility) throughout Europe.

ECF was founded in 1983 by 12 bicycle user associations. It has now[when?] 74 member organizations representing over half a million individual European citizens in 39 countries. ECF actively promotes and encourages cycling worldwide while trying to enforce cycling policy at European level. One of its goals is to promote cycle tourism as a sustainable economic factor and environment-friendly mobility. It also focuses on the security of cyclists and safety for vulnerable road users. It also runs the Velo-city Conference Series, the EuroVelo cycle route project and lobbies European and international institutions. W

European Cycle Logistics Federation

EuroVelo bicycle routes are a network of (currently 14) long-distance cycling routes criss-crossing Europe in various stages of completion. As of May 2013 more than 45,000 km (27,962 mi) were in place.[1] It is envisaged that the network will be substantially complete by 2020 and when finished, the EuroVelo network's total length will exceed 70,000 km (43,496 mi). EuroVelo is a project of the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF).

EuroVelo routes can be used for bicycle touring across the continent, as well as by local people making short journeys. The routes are made of both existing national bike routes — such as the Dutch LF-Routes, the German D-Routes, and the British National Cycle Network — and existing general purpose roads, together with new stretches of cycle routes to connect them. W

Environment quality[edit | edit source]

Ethical consumerism[edit | edit source]

Electronics Watch

Food activism[edit | edit source]

Health[edit | edit source]

Health and Environment Alliance - Health Care Without Harm Europe - World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe

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

RREUSE (Reuse and Recycling Social Enterprises in the European Union) is a European non-governmental organisation (NGO) and the first European umbrella organisation of social enterprises with activities in the reuse, repair and recycling sector. The very specialised European network puts the three pillars of sustainability at an equal level: environmental protection, social equity, and economic viability. W

Road safety[edit | edit source]

fevr, European Federation of Road Traffic Victims

Sharing[edit | edit source]

News and comment


“Territories of Commons” in Europe: pivotal for food production, nature stewardship, heritage maintenance and climate mitigation, Nov 11 [1]

Sustainable livelihood[edit | edit source]

European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions - The Other Market, platform, materialized in a meshwork of pushcarts and stalls, to trade products and services without money, using dialogue as a currency. - unMonastery

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

Loco2, Europe by train made easy - Citizens’ Rail, EU project to develop local and regional railways by involving the community. Projects span the UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands.

Wikipedia: Rail transport in Europe, High-speed rail in Europe

Towards sustainable economies[edit | edit source]

Trees, woodland and forest[edit | edit source]

Urban sustainability[edit | edit source]


  • ENLIGHTENme project eu, Innovative policies for improving citizens' health and wellbeing addresing indoor and outdoor lighting, added 15:23, 7 July 2021 (UTC)

Resources[edit | edit source]

Apps for sustainability[edit | edit source]

iSPEX-EU, 2015

Applications, Europe Commons

Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]

Cooperatives Europe statistics, 2015

Hacking Democracy, hackathon, January 2014

OrganiCity, a service for experimentation that explores how citizens, businesses and city authorities can work together to create digital solutions to urban challenges

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Statistical Database

Plastic bags

Average consumption of single-use plastic bags was found to be at 176 bags per person per year in 2010. The reduction targets agreed are set as follows: 90 bags by the end of 2019 (equivalent to a reduction of almost 50% as compared to 2010), 40 bags by the end of 2025 (equivalent to a reduction of almost 80%). [2]

Legal resources[edit | edit source]

wikipedia:ClientEarth, non-profit environmental law organisation

Maps[edit | edit source]

Interactive map - Green infrastructure indicators

Networks[edit | edit source]

Digital Social Innovation

Research[edit | edit source]

Towards sustainable economies: New Economy, European Alternatives

European Commission: Environment

Visions[edit | edit source]

  • Green New Deal, from the The Greens/European Free Alliance (Greens/EFA), political group in the European Parliament containing green and regionalist political parties. (Wikipedia)
  • SPREAD – Sustainable Lifestyles 2050, 2012, Demos Helsinki

News and comment[edit | edit source]

see separate article: Europe news

Events[edit | edit source]


May 29 - Jun 2 EU Green Week 2017: theme of 'Green jobs for a greener future'


May 10 European Clean-Up Day

June 23 - 27 EU Sustainable Energy Week

September 16 -22 European Mobility Week, “Our Streets, Our Choice”

Campaigns[edit | edit source]

local information can be found, or shared, via our many location pages


External links[edit | edit source]

Non-government organisations

Friends of the Earth Europe - Green 10

Government sites

European Environment Agency

ICLEI in Europe, association of Local Governments dedicated to sustainable development

European Sustainable Development Network

References[edit | edit source]