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Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Indigenous peoples[edit | edit source]

Events[edit | edit source]

see separate page': US sustainable community events

Community resources[edit | edit source]


News and comment


Why 'Social Infrastructure' Is the Key to Renewing Civil Society, Sep 11[1]

To Restore Civil Society, Start With the Library, Sep 8[2]

Commons[edit | edit source]

  • On the Commons added 09:06, 6 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Great Lakes Commons, a grassroots effort to establish the Great Lakes as a thriving, living commons — shared and sacred waters that we all protect in perpetuity.

Visions[edit | edit source]

Apps for sustainability[edit | edit source]

Apps for sustainability, USA part 1 (2011, not yet updated)


Urban sustainability

  • SeeClickFix
  • Neighborland uses mobile technologies, along with other online and offline outreach activities, to engage residents and civic leaders in neighborhood development. Users can suggest development ideas and support ones that resonate with them. They can also discuss how to turn these ideas into tangible projects
  • Walk Score, a Walk Score for any address

Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]

  • Open Environmental Data Project, creating a different future for the way environmental data and information is shared, verified & used. added 17:37, 30 March 2022 (UTC)

Data USA, "the most comprhensive visualization of US public data, home of the U.S. Government's open data

Data & Society, NYC-based think/do tank focused on social, cultural, and ethical issues arising from data-centric technological development.

EcoWest, data, maps, graphics on environmental trends. Material published under creative commons license.

Infographic: How Green is Your State?,

Pinterest: EarthShare: Environmental Data

Funding community action[edit | edit source]

Partnerships for Global Justice
Authors: Grassroots International, August 28, 2011

Grassroots International, funding global movements for social change, added 18:12, 28 February 2022 (UTC)

ioby, " built on the belief that a simple and proven tool — crowdfunding — can be put in the hands of people and communities that need it, and the results can be transformative for people, for places, and for power structures."[3]

see also: Colorado, Food activism

Legal resources[edit | edit source]

Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund

Sustainable Economies Law Center

Maps for community action[edit | edit source]

Social inclusion: US Poverty trends, MapStory

Video for community action[edit | edit source]

Other resources[edit | edit source]

Personal options[edit | edit source]

Energy saving: Project Laundry List, (Wikipedia) is a New Hampshire group that encourages the outdoor drying of clothes, "making air-drying laundry and cold-water washing acceptable and desirable as simple and effective ways to save energy," as quoted from their mission statement. It supports what is sometimes called the "right to dry". It provides information to those who working to change laws that prevent neighborhoods, private housing developments and apartment complexes from outlawing clothes lines because of aesthetic reasons, under the stated principle "All citizens nation-wide should have the legal right to hang out their laundry."

See also[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

  2. The New York Times
  3., press release, September 19, 2016
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