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Resources UK articles[edit | edit source]

Commons UK[edit | edit source]

News and comment

2020

♥ Universal Basic Everything by @TessyBritton [1] May 30 ...Towards sustainable economies UK

2019

Plunder of the commons: compensate the commoners! Sep 13[2]

2017

Building a new social commons, May 2 [3]

See also

Commons - Community currencies UK - Food UK - Sharing UK - Towards sustainable economies UK - Community resources UK

External links

Apps for sustainability[edit | edit source]

News and comment

2017

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The Liverpool app that sidesteps the banks, Sep 14 [4]

Funding[edit | edit source]

  • 95 tips to help your community crowdfund, Just Act
  • Community Shares, Microgenius, national platform for community share offers
  • Crowdfunder
  • CrowdingIn, Find a crowdfunding platform
  • CrowdJustice, Crowdfund public interest law
  • Edge Fund, "grant-making body with a difference. We support efforts to achieve social, economic and environmental justice and to end imbalances in wealth and power – and give those we aim to help a say in where the money goes."
  • Funding Central
  • People’s Republic, crowdfunding platform
  • Spacehive, a civic crowdfunding initiative. In their first five years, they have raised 6.7 million pounds for 306 projects, and many of these projects have been getting support directly from the Mayor of London. His office has pledged 800,000 pounds towards these community-proposed projects. It was basically a pound for pound match against the 900,000 pounds that had been raised. [5]
  • Students’ Green Fund

News and comment

2018

Research and development funding for ecosystems, Oct 31 [6]

2017

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Can Bristol crowdfund its way to a sustainable future? Aug 2 [7]

UK Innovation Group Releases Report on Civic Crowdfunding For Cities, Jul 6 [8]

Images[edit | edit source]

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Public interest law resources[edit | edit source]

Public interest law refers to legal practices undertaken to help poor, marginalized, or under-represented people, or to effect change in social policies in the public interest, on 'not for profit' terms (pro bono publico), often in the fields of civil rights, civil liberties, religious liberty, human rights, women's rights, consumer rights, environmental protection, and so on.

In a celebrated 1905 speech, Louis Brandeis decried the legal profession, complaining that "able lawyers have to a large extent allowed themselves to become adjuncts of great corporations and have neglected their obligation to use their powers for the protection of the people."

In the tradition thus exemplified, a common ethic for public-interest lawyers in a growing number of countries remains "fighting for the little guy".

Campaigns

Support making ecocide an international crime, & Supporter petition: Make ecocide a criminal offence in the UK, stopecocide.earth/petitions

External links

Good Law Project, added 17:52, 3 October 2020 (UTC), not-for-profit campaign organisation that uses the law to protect the interests of the public. Founded by Jolyon Maugham, the Good Law Project states that its mission is to achieve change through the law. W "We defend, define and change the law to uphold democracy, protect the environment and ensure no one is left behind." The organisation's issues include: No-one left behind, Upholding democracy and Protecting the environment. text added 18:46, 5 November 2021 (UTC)

Environmental Law Foundation

EarthRights Solicitors

News and comment

2022

  • Govt’s climate strategy deemed "unlawful" in historic ruling, Friends of the Earth (Jul 18, 2022) — Following victory in court, the government will now have to revise its climate strategy to show how key emissions reduction targets will be met.
  • Charity trustees can invest for positive environmental impact – landmark legal ruling, Pioneers Post (May 05, 2022)
  • Net Zero Strategy: legal challenge granted permission, Friends of the Earth (Mar 02, 2022)

2020

Government accepts it must review its outdated energy policy that has allowed fossil fuel projects to be forced through. This follows judicial review proceedings launched by Good Law Project in March alongside environmentalists Dale Vince and George Monbiot. [9] Oct 2

Can UK fossil fuel companies now be held accountable for contributing to climate change overseas? May 28 [10]

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Airline bailouts without climate conditions could be unlawful [11] May 5 ...UK Climate news 2020

The government must abandon its fossil fuel power projects. If not, we’ll sue, George Monbiot [12] Mar 4

2017

UK government sued for third time over deadly air pollution, Nov 7 [13] ...Environment quality UK

ClientEarth threatens UK with legal action as councils miss air pollution targets, Oct 19 [14]

Ministers who fail to cut greenhouse gas emissions should face legal action, says former chief government scientist, Sep 27 [15] ...Climate action UK

Maps[edit | edit source]

information on land in the UK

  • Map of Green Britain, Friends of the Earth
  • MAGIC website providing geographic information about the natural environment from across government. The information covers rural, urban, coastal and marine environments across Great Britain
  • UK Tax Haven Map
  • Waste of space map, campaign (July 2014) to raise awareness of the ‘brownfield first’ solution - Wellbeing mapper
  • Fascinating new map shows EVERY river basin with a different colour @MailOnline, 20 December 2018

Commons: Atlas of the United Kingdom

News and comment[edit | edit source]

2017

“Human beings being human: Part two of Connecting well” by David Robinson, Oct 20 [16]

This is how we take back control: from the bottom up, George Monbiot, Feb 8 [17]

2015

My data is bigger than yours - five steps towards better data projects - RSA, December 10 [18]

How the Soup project is changing the UK , October 3 [19]

Rekindling Kindliness: Learning from Hebden Bridge, March 31 [20]

2013

Simple Map Making With Google Fusion Tables, May 1. Attribution: Tony Hirst. [21]

Edge Fund: a new grassroots fund for social justice, April 3 [22]

2012

A long-held ambition realised as the ODI opens officially, December 4 [23]

Near you[edit | edit source]

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See also[edit | edit source]

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

External links[edit | edit source]

  • Citizens Advice (previously Citizens Advice Bureau and also known as Cyngor ar Bopeth in Welsh) is a network of 338 independent charities throughout the United Kingdom that give free, confidential information and advice to assist people with money, legal, consumer and other problems. The twin aims of the Citizens Advice service are "to provide the advice people need for the problems they face" and secondly "to improve the policies and principles that affect people's lives" a research and campaigns agenda known as "social policy". W
  • Community How To, doing more with digital
  • Just Act, "practical advice for anyone wanting to make a difference and improve their community."
  • yourrights.org.uk, Liberty's guide to Human Rights. Liberty (formally known as the National Council for Civil Liberties]) is an advocacy group, which campaigns to protect civil liberties and promote human rights – through the courts, in Parliament and in the wider community. W
  • You’ve got the power: a quick and simple guide to community rights gov.uk

References[edit | edit source]

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