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Citizens' action networks or CANs[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • With its digital community mapping, fungus-driven mill, and reuse of coastal buildings, the Onion Collective is a vibrant CAN, The Daily Alternative (Jun 14, 2022)
  • Now Building On Planet A, Alternative Editorial (Apr 03, 2022)

Read more... Daily Alternative articles about building CANs

  • Yes, we CAN, information and action points from The Alternative, added 15:35, 7 March 2022 (UTC)
  • What is a CAN? Information from
  • The Alternative UK describes itself as a "political platform based in the United Kingdom. "Through curation, editorial, public events, commissioning and research, we aim to transform the language and practice of politics on these islands. Inspired by and associated with Alternativet in Denmark, we are trying to bring about "a friendly revolution".
  • CAN handbook and guide (Under construction)
What Is A "Citizens Action Network"?
Authors: The Alternative UK, Jul 25, 2019

Transition Network[edit | edit source]

Main article: Transition Network

The Transition Network, based in Totnes, Devon, includes many initiatives across the UK, as well in other countries.

Other networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Semble brings "businesses and community projects together to make change happen from the grassroots up."

Information about networks more relevant to specific topics can be found or shared via our many UK topic pages.

Similarly information about networks more relevant to specific locations can be found or shared via our many place pages. See for example: Oxfordshire, Community involvement

Resources[edit | edit source]

Research[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

How do we define help and what does it really mean in practice?
Authors: Nurture Development, Jul 19, 2016

See also[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

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Authors Phil Green
Published 2019
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