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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 What are the embryonic initiatives that quickly and radically transform society? Maybe ours will be gardens, suggests Greg Frey, Daily Alternative (Jun 06, 2024)
  • News Thames21 welcomes Government’s plan to ban plastic in wet wipes, (Apr 22, 2024)
  • News Five years of a car-free Thames crossing, (Apr 10, 2024)
  • News All hands to the pumps: the colourful rise of community-owned pubs, (Mar 05, 2024)
  • News Greenwich: Closed pub reopens as community hub, BBC News (Dec 15, 2023)

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Mapping the impact of plastic on the Thames: Alice Hall of award-winning Thames River Watch programme gives the lowdown on mass citizen science event at Barnes
Authors: Thames21
Date: 2019-04-04
Ecological restoration London

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London ( LUN-dən) is the capital and largest city of both England and the United Kingdom, with a population of around 8.8 million. The wider metropolitan area is the largest in Western Europe, with a population of 14.9 million. London stands on the River Thames in southeast England, at the head of a 50-mile (80 km) estuary down to the North Sea, and has been a major settlement for nearly 2,000 years. Its ancient core and financial centre, the City of London, was founded by the Romans as Londinium and has retained its medieval boundaries. The City of Westminster, to the west of the City of London, has been the centuries-long host of the national government and parliament. London grew rapidly in the 19th century, becoming the world's largest city at the time as it expanded and absorbed the surrounding county of Middlesex alongside parts of Surrey and Kent. In 1965, it was combined with parts of Essex and Hertfordshire to create the administrative area of 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, finance, education, healthcare, media, science, technology, tourism, transport, and communications. Despite a post-Brexit exodus of stock listings from the London Stock Exchange, London remains Europe's most economically powerful city and one of the world's major financial centres. It hosts Europe's largest concentration of higher education institutions, some of which are 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. It is the most visited city in Europe and has the world's busiest city airport system. The London Underground is the world's oldest rapid transit system.

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 United Kingdom's population and over 16% of England's population. The Greater London Built-up Area is the fourth-most populous in Europe, with about 9.8 million inhabitants as of 2011. The London metropolitan area is the third-most populous in Europe, with about 14 million inhabitants as of 2016, making London a megacity.

Events[edit | edit source]

  • Event June 22 - 30, Sat - Sun — London Rivers Week 2024, This year’s theme is ‘London is a river city’, with a focus on health and well-being and cultural activities,
  • Event Jul 07, 2024 (Sun) — London Permaculture Festival, Camden,
  • Event Jul 21, 2024 (Sun) — London Land Justice Fair, Let's make #London a #commons! For food growing, housing, environment, green spaces, recreation, community, heritage, for US!,
  • Event Aug 26, 2024 (Mon) — EcoFair 2024, Carshalton Park,
London Permaculture Festival 2018
Authors: London Permaculture Festival
Date: 2018-06-23

UK community action events

  • Event July 2024 — Plastic Free July,
  • Event Jul 06, 2024 (Sat) — CoopsDay,
  • Event Jul 18, 2024 (Thu)Mandela Day, global celebration 18 July annually, to honour the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. A call to action for individuals, communities, and organisations to take time to reflect on Mandela's values and principles and to make a positive impact in their own communities,

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

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Authors Phil Green
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Created January 30, 2014 by Phil Green
Modified June 28, 2024 by Phil Green
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