- Developing towns in Coalville, building houses in Grimsby, generating solar power in Bristol - these CANs are vibrant and concrete, The Daily Alternative (Jul 02, 2022) — This week, we have a cascade of what we call CANs, cosmo-local initiatives, coming into our radar. It’s great just to chart their vitality.
- Leicester's ‘forward-thinking’ green transport plans are 'model for rest of country', say charities, leicestermercury.co.uk (Mar 15, 2022)
Leicestershire ( (listen) LEST-ər-sheer, -shər; postal abbreviation Leics.) is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in the East Midlands, England. The county borders Nottinghamshire to the north, Lincolnshire to the north-east, Rutland to the east, Northamptonshire to the south-east, Warwickshire to the south-west, Staffordshire to the west, and Derbyshire to the north-west. The border with most of Warwickshire is Watling Street, the modern A5 road.
Leicestershire takes its name from the city of Leicester located at its centre and administered separately from the rest of the county. The ceremonial county – the non-metropolitan county plus the city of Leicester – has a total population of just over 1 million (2016 estimate), more than half of which lives in the Leicester Urban Area.
Climate action[edit | edit source]
Communities online[edit | edit source]
Community energy[edit | edit source]
Green Fox Community Energy, Leicester and Leicestershire's sustainable energy co-operative
Cycling activism[edit | edit source]
The Leicester Bike Park is a bicycle parking facility in Leicester Town Hall, England. It is managed by the City Council.
Facilities include secure bike parking, showers, changing rooms, lockers, and advice.
The Bike Park was developed as the result of research into public attitudes to cycling, carried out by Groundwork Leicester and Leicestershire (then trading as Environ) in the 1990s. These studies showed that, in addition to the need for safe cycle routes, the lack of secure bike parking and changing facilities for commuters were barriers preventing people from cycling. The Bike Park was opened in 1997.
Through the Bike Park and other initiatives, Leicester City has seen an 81% growth in commuter cycling (2004 to 2009) and the average daily number cycle journeys in the city has grown to 10,500.
Maps: Cycling Maps, from Leicestershire County Council
Ethical consumerism[edit | edit source]
Just... Fairtrade, Leicester
Food activism[edit | edit source]
Leicestershire Food Links, information on Farmers’ Markets
Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle[edit | edit source]
Freeuse Leicestershire If you don't use it, Freeuse it!
Rural sustainability[edit | edit source]
Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]
Resources[edit | edit source]
Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]
- Coalville CAN CBS on neighbourhooddemocracy.org, (Communities and Neighbours), link checked and replaced, previously added link not working 17:40, 20 July 2022 (UTC),
- Action for a Better Charnwood
- Footprints, North West Leicestershire
- Hockerton Housing Project
- Sustainable Harborough, five year lottery funded project
- Transition Leicester
- Transition Loughborough
- Transition Town Market Harborough
Events[edit | edit source]
March 22 Greenlight Festival, Leicester’s festival of sustainable living
News and comment[edit | edit source]
Coalville woman's design goes viral after putting town on the map, Apr 23 
Lessons from Leicester - how one city is making space for cycling, Nov 
Market Harborough tops State of the Town sustainability report, Mar 1 
Lessons from Leicester … the UK's unlikely new poster city for cycling, November 26 
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- Leicestershire W
- b-inspired, "developing successful neighbourhoods in Leicester, and providing the services and support needed to embrace and nurture talent and potential in our exciting and diverse communities."