Three Cliffs Bay on the Gower peninsular of South Wales. Attribution: Jamie O'Shaughnessy, September 2003.
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  • News Powys and Gwynedd County Councils vote YES to public consultations on scrapping First Past the Post for their elections and bringing in the fair and proportional Single Transferable Vote, electoral-reform.org.uk (Dec 07, 2023) — The Single Transferable Vote has been used in Scotland and Northern Ireland for over a decade.
  • News 20mph: Wales first UK nation to drop speed limit from 30mph, BBC News (Sep 17, 2023) — The Welsh government said the 20mph national speed limit would reduce road collisions, road deaths, noise and pollution while encouraging more people to walk or cycle.
  • News Ammanford: Opencast coalmine plans rejected by council, BBC News (Sep 15, 2023)
  • News ‘Citizen scientists make a vital difference’: the locals who proved the River Wye was polluted, theguardian.com (Aug 12, 2023)
  • News New food trail links people with sustainable food, Wicked Leeks (Jun 05, 2023)
  • News It’s time to rethink what citizen science really is, The Conversation (Mar 28, 2023)
  • News The people bringing future generations into the climate fight, bbc.com (Feb 16, 2023)
  • News All major road building projects in Wales are scrapped, BBC News (Feb 14, 2023)
  • News ‘We create changemakers’: the new UK college dedicated to climate crisis, The Guardian (Feb 11, 2023)

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Wales (Welsh: Cymru [ˈkəm.rɨ] ) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It is bordered by the Irish Sea to the north and west, England to the east, the Bristol Channel to the south, and the Celtic Sea to the south-west. As of the 2021 census, it had a population of 3,107,494. It has a total area of 21,218 square kilometres (8,192 sq mi) and over 2,700 kilometres (1,680 mi) of coastline. It is largely mountainous with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), its highest summit. The country lies within the north temperate zone and has a changeable, maritime climate. The capital and largest city is Cardiff.

This page is the beginnings of a portal for Wales community action. It focuses mainly on Wales community action topics. Separate pages cover Resources Wales, and Wales news

Wales topic articles[edit | edit source]

Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

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Ecovillages[edit | edit source]

Lammas, Low Impact Initiative, (South West Wales)

Community resources[edit | edit source]

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Arts Factory Main Film 2022
Authors: Arts Factory Rhondda, Jun 28, 2022
  • Arts Factory, based in the Rhondda valley in south Wales, added 15:42, 19 July 2023 (UTC)

Community involvement[edit | edit source]

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The People's Platform Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Co-production Wales - Participation Cymru - Wales Co-production group

Visions[edit | edit source]

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Wales We Want - Skyline

Climate action[edit | edit source]

see List of climate assemblies#Wales

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Help Wales reduce its Carbon Footprint - Renew Wales, community-based action on climate change in Wales

Community currencies activism[edit | edit source]

Timebanking Wales

Community energy[edit | edit source]

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Energy Local, Ashden Award Winner 2018, ashden.org

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Anafon Hydro Scheme - Carmarthenshire Energy, "social enterprise, working with communities to reduce energy costs, tackle fuel poverty, generate clean renewable energy, and keep the profits local." - Corwen Electricity Co-operative - Gower Regeneration - Gwent Energy CIC - Llanidloes Energy Solutions Ltd - Ynni Ogwen

Education for sustainability[edit | edit source]

see separate article: Centre for Alternative Technology

Food activism[edit | edit source]

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more video:

  • Torth y Tir - Loaf of the Land on vimeo
  • Bangor Forest Garden on youtube

Bangor Forest Garden - Edible Mach Maethlon - Community allotment at Tredegar House, Newport on facebook -Food Manifesto, creating a better food system for Wales - Green Valley Centre located at the Gateway to Cynon Valley, near Abercynon - Cultivate, social enterprise linking food and community - Green Isle Growers - Incredible Edible Wrecsam - Llangollen Food Assembly on facebook - Mid Wales Permaculture Network - Old Lands Community Supported Agriculture scheme, Monmouthshire - Siop Pwllglas, Ruthin, Denbighshire - The Transition Cafe – Fishguard

Resources

Short food supply chains and supporting local businesses, Wales: a sustainable food nation

Planning for small scale agriculture in Wales, wcva.org.uk

Land[edit | edit source]

Our Land: Communities and Land Use, iwa.wales, Feb 17, 2022

Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle[edit | edit source]

E-inclusion Recycling - Recycle for Wales

Social inclusion[edit | edit source]

Wales Co-operative Centre

Urban sustainability[edit | edit source]

Planning Aid Wales, W

Campaigns[edit | edit source]

CALM Campaign Against the Levels Motorway, on facebook - Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales, charity in Wales that aims to secure the protection and enhancement of the country's landscapes and environment

Near you[edit | edit source]

Cardiff - Swansea

See also[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]


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