San Francisco cable car in 1994. Attribution: Rick Dikeman

CASwiki news articles have a focus on news of community action for sustainability. This article is an offshoot from CASwiki's United States article and is for news and comment in that context.


  • US heatwave: Wildfires rage in western states as temperatures soar, Jul 11 [1]

2021[edit | edit source]

Many things can be a commons - even an ageing commercial oldies radio station. How Radio Kingston (covering NY and the Hudson Valley) became its community's mirror, Jun 18 [2]

Hawaii becomes first US state to declare a climate emergency, Apr 29 [3]

US pledges to cut carbon emissions by 50-52% below 2005 levels by the end of this decade, Apr 22 [4]

The Hope for Lasting Change from a South Dallas Mobile Food Park, Apr 7 [5] ...Texas

Guaranteed Income Increases Employment, Improves Financial and Physical Health, Mar 3 [6] ...California news

Biden's climate agenda: Is this the beginning of the end for fossil fuels? Jan 31 [7]

2020[edit | edit source]

Why Women Are Biking in Record Numbers in N.Y.C. Oct 7 [8]

Joe’s not sleepy, but he should wake up to American localism [9] Nov 8

Public libraries are giving away an insane amount of free food [10] Sep 29 ...Food USA

Global warming driving California wildfire trends say scientists [11] Sep 25

California and Oregon 2020 wildfires in maps, graphics and images [12] Sep 18

Oregon wildfires: Half a million people flee dozens of infernos [13] Sep 11

California wildfires: Smoke turns skies orange [14] Sep 10

The SEED grows: after 2 years of a basic income experiment, the residents of Stockton, Cal., are on the uplift [15] Jul 15

Seed libraries help communities grow food in a pandemic [16]Jun 17 ...San Diego

It’s their religious fervour, and their love of culture, that XR/UK can teach the US green movement [17] Jan 27

“Funky around the edges, humanly fermented, alive”. How the Park Slope Food Coop makes a commons (and great produce) [18] Jan 13 ...New York City news

2019[edit | edit source]

‘My moment’: the activists fighting climate crisis and winning elections, Dec 25 [19] ...Climate action USA

Grassroots democracies form North American coalition. [20] Oct 23 ...Towards sustainable economies US

How one nonprofit is fighting hunger, food waste, and poverty with kitchen apprenticeships. [21] Jun 3 ...California news

The next egg: Investing our retirement savings in our local communities. [22] Apr 6 ...Funding community action

Bank On San Francisco: Supporting community financial empowerment. [23] May 1

How the simple act of sharing a meal is creating community change. [24] Mar 22 ...Community involvement USA


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Composting in NYC. [25] Mar 19

How Citizen University is building an army of civic leaders. [26] Mar 18 ...Community involvement USA

Tiny neighborhood libraries worth checking out. [27] Feb 9 ...San Francisco

California’s rooftop solar mandate will normalize clean energy. [28] Jan 8

2018[edit | edit source]

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Back to the land: are young farmers the new starving artists? [29] Dec 17 ...Food USA

The two fastest-growing jobs in the U.S. right now are solar installers and wind technicians. [30] Dec 3 ...Climate action USA

Bristol to Brooklyn, Paris to Pittsburgh: restless cities act themselves on climate crisis [31] Dec 1 ...Climate news 2018

How renters are becoming co-owners and co-developers, Nov 8 [32]

United States: Why 'Social Infrastructure' Is the Key to Renewing Civil Society [33] Sep 11

To Restore Civil Society, Start With the Library [34] Sep 8

News sources[edit | edit source]

Orion magazine

See also[edit | edit source]

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