The aim of this page is to recognise, celebrate and encourage the self-empowerment of community agency networks (CANs) and community groups across Glasgow.

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Glasgow River Festival July 2008. Attribution: euphbass
  • News "Is that a doughnut or a meringue?" No, you were right the first time... Doughnut Economics makes its arrival in Glasgow, The Daily Alternative (Nov 26, 2023)
  • News A community food supply, (Jul 31, 2023) — Urban farms are bypassing supermarkets to create their own local food systems and connect communities. Robbie Armstrong
  • News Glasgow’s Urban Transport Revolution, (Nov 11, 2022)

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This page is the beginnings of a portal for Glasgow community action, focuses on community action topics. Other Glasgow pages include Community resources Glasgow, and Glasgow news.

Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

South Seeds[edit | edit source]

South Seeds - a Climate Challenge Fund film
Authors: Scottish Government, Apr 24, 2014
  • South Seeds, community organisation based in the South Central area of Glasgow, working in partnership with residents and organisations within the local community to help improve the look and feel of the area and enable Southsiders to lead more sustainable lives .

Centre for Human Ecology[edit | edit source]

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The Centre for Human Ecology is an independent academic institute based in Glasgow, Scotland. It was founded in 1972 by Conrad Hal Waddington at the University of Edinburgh.

Other groups and links[edit | edit source]

Climate action[edit | edit source]

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The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, more commonly referred to as COP26, was the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference, held at the SEC Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, from 31 October to 13 November 2021.

In the midst of the conference, on 6 November 2021, a march against inadequate action at the conference, as well as for other climate change-related issues, became the largest protest in Glasgow since anti-Iraq War marches in 2003. Additional rallies took place in 100 other countries.

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

Bikes for Refugees founder honoured for pandemic work with bespoke The National Lottery bench
Authors: Beat Media Client, Nov 18, 2020

Ecological restoration[edit | edit source]

  • Blue Green Glasgow, community interest company restoring post-industrial land in Glasgow by building wetland, or blue-green, ecosystems for climate adaptation, engaging communities, and the creation of sustainable jobs. Phase-1 of The Govan Wetlands Project uses a wetland ecosystem to capture carbon, rehabilitate soils, and support wildlife. The Govan Wetlands site will feature regenerative farming practices that put nature at the heart of food production and the carbon draw-down as wetlands capture on average 30-times more carbon than rainforests. The project was developed in partnership with the University of Strathclyde, the University of Edinburgh, Positive BioCarbon, Plantimate, GE Current, and Seawater Solutions. The Govan Wetlands project is a part of a wider regeneration of the historic Govan Shipyards which is to include the development of a new sustainable neighbourhood, historic preservation initiatives, and the revitalisation of activities on this long-abandoned site in the heart of Glasgow.,[1] added 16:59, 4 November 2021 (UTC)

Arts, sport and culture[edit | edit source]

GalGael 2018
Authors: GalGael, Apr 10, 2018
  • GalGael, working community based in Glasgow. The community works together on demanding common tasks, such as building boats that demonstrate ways of living with more humanity in our times. added 13:42, 26 October 2021 (UTC)

Community safety[edit | edit source]

Glasgow City of Sanctuary

Food activism[edit | edit source]

Towards sustainable economies[edit | edit source]

Thriving Glasgow Portrait - Introductory Video
Authors: GALLANT (UofG), Nov 9, 2023

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

The repair shop aiming to fix throwaway culture
Authors: BBC News, Jul 26, 2021
  • Remade Network, affordable community repair services of tech, electrical and textiles items, repair and reuse hubs and kiosks across the city from Govanhill in the South to Cranhill in the East, added 17:42, 3 January 2022 (UTC)

About Glasgow[edit | edit source]

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Glasgow (UK: GLA(H)Z-goh, GLA(H)SS-) is the most populous city in Scotland, the third-most populous city in the United Kingdom, and the 27th-most populous city in Europe. In 2022, it had an estimated population as a defined locality of632,350 and anchored an urban settlement of1,028,220. Glasgow became a county in 1893, the city having previously been in the historic county of Lanarkshire, and later growing to also include settlements that were once part of Renfrewshire and Dunbartonshire. It now forms the Glasgow City Council area, one of the 32 council areas of Scotland, and is administered by Glasgow City Council.

The city is a member of the Core Cities Group, having the largest economy in Scotland and the third-highest GDP per capita of any city in the UK. Glasgow's major cultural institutions enjoy international reputations including The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Burrell Collection, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Ballet and Scottish Opera. The city was the European Capital of Culture in 1990 and is notable for its architecture, culture, media, music scene, sports clubs and transport connections. It is the fifth-most visited city in the United Kingdom. The city hosted the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) at its main events venue, the SEC Centre. Glasgow hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the first European Championships in 2018, was one of the host cities for UEFA Euro 2020, and will be a host city of the UEFA Euro 2028. The city is also well known in the sporting world for football, particularly for the Old Firm rivalry.

Over 1,000,000 people live in the Greater Glasgow contiguous urban area, while the wider Glasgow City Region is home to over 1,800,000 people, equating to around 33% of Scotland's population.[5] The city has one of the highest densities of any locality in Scotland at 4,023/km2. W

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