The aim of this page is to recognise, celebrate and encourage the self-empowerment of community agency networks (CANs) and community groups across the United States.

Sunset at Grand Canyon (Arizona, USA) seen from Yavapai Point. July 2007. Author: Tobias Alt
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This page is the beginnings of a portal for United States community action. The majority of our information about this is collated via our place pages...Near you. This page focuses on Community involvement USA, USA networks, and localism, followed by an outline of other USA pages.

Community involvement[edit | edit source]

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In the US, for the first time ever, the majority lack faith in the democratic system. That decline has been rapid and recent. Before the financial crisis, more than three-quarters of Americans were satisfied with US democracy; today (Jan 2020) 55% are dissatisfied.[1]

Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Sustain Ability
Authors: Social Media Today
Date: 2009-01-31

Indigenous peoples[edit | edit source]

Localism[edit | edit source]


BALLE, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies -, a project of Democracy Collaborative - Institute for local self reliance, nonprofit organization and advocacy group that provides technical assistance to communities about local solutions for sustainable community development in areas such as banking, broadband, energy, and waste through local purchasing. The organization was founded in 1974. ILSR has two main offices, one in Washington, D.C., and the other in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The 1990 edition of the Whole Earth Catalog summarized ILSR's mission as follows: "ILSR specializes in urban community economic development that isn't dependent on welfare handouts. Unlike many similar organizations, they develop clever technical solutions to problems - they've been particularly successful in material recovery and other schemes to reduce waste. Their experience and thoroughly professional demeanor, together with a Washington DC location, has enabled them to be influential in policy decisions." W

News and comment


Nov 8 Joe's not sleepy, but he should wake up to American localism[2]

Apr 23 Towards sustainable economies US: Accessible local alternatives to Amazon Prime[3]

Community and voluntary action[edit | edit source]

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USA news, resource and topic articles[edit | edit source]


Community resources USA

  • Visions
  • Commons
  • Arts, sport and culture
  • Health
  • Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle
  • Free stuff
  • Sharing
  • Community currencies activism
  • Citizens data initiative
  • Public interest law resources
  • Maps
  • Funding

Ecological restoration USA

  • Biodiversity
  • Rewilding
  • Environment quality
  • Open spaces
  • Trees, woodland and forest
  • Coastal community activism

Climate action USA

  • Ethical consumerism
  • Sustainable transport USA
  • Cycling activism
  • Urban sustainability
  • Community safety
  • Education for sustainability

Towards sustainable economies US

  • Social inclusion
  • Sustainable livelihood

Near you[edit | edit source]

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Authors Phil Green
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Language English (en)
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Created October 22, 2007 by Chris Watkins
Modified May 12, 2024 by Phil Green
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