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West Midlands

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Sustainability initiatives[edit]

Local sustainability initiatives[edit]

Please see our local or city pages via the West Midlands category, where of course you can share any more information you may have about local sustainability initiatives.

Initiatives by topic[edit]

Arts, sport and culture[edit]

Wellington H2A promote arts and heritage in the town through a range of events. W

Biodiversity[edit]

Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Community currencies activism[edit]

CounterCoin, supporting our community, Newcastle under Lyme

Community energy[edit]

Chase Community Solar - Community Energy Warwickshire - Harbury Energy Initiative on facebook - Southern Staffordshire Community Energy

Cycling activism[edit]

Malvern Hills Electric Bike loan scheme

Ethical consumerism[edit]

Fairtrade in Solihull, information from solihull.gov.uk

Food activism[edit]

Food Co-op, Worcester Roots Foundation - Malvern Hills Food Alliance

Health[edit]

Localism[edit]

It’s Our County, an independent local party just for Herefordshire

Localise West Midlands

Open spaces[edit]

The region contains five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs), including all of the Shropshire Hills, Malvern Hills and Cannock Chase, and parts of the Wye Valley and Cotswolds. The Peak District national park also stretches into the northern corner of Staffordshire. [1]

Sustainable transport activism[edit]

Choose how you move Redditch - Malvern Hills Car clubs - Network West Midlands, partnership promoting increased public transport use - Sustainable Travel, information from Network West Midlands - Wikipedia: Midland Metro: light-rail/tram line in the West Midlands of England between Birmingham and Wolverhampton via West Bromwich and Wednesbury

Trees, woodland and forest[edit]

The National Forest (England) is an environmental project in central England run by the National Forest Company. Portions of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, 200 square miles (520 km2) are being planted, in an attempt to blend ancient woodland with new plantings to create a new national forest. It stretches from the outskirts of Leicester in the east to Burton upon Trent in the west, and is planned to link the ancient forests of Needwood and Charnwood. W

The Forest of Mercia lies within the northernmost boundary of the more ancient and well-known Forest of Arden which covered the area when it formed part of the Kingdom of Mercia, and is one of twelve Community forests established close to major towns and cities across England. It covers an area of 92 square miles (23,000 hectares), and is focused around the town of Cannock in South Staffordshire. W

News and comment[edit]

2018

Free beer (and ice cream) for cycling in Bologna, local retail services for volunteering in Newcastle-Under-Lyme. Communities can incentivise themselves, Dec 14 [2]

2015

Reducing food waste with the Worcestershire Gleaning Network, November [3]

Did you know that over a quarter of all households in Herefordshire are living in Fuel Poverty? September 11 [4]

2014

Go ahead for solar panels at Leamington Spa Hospital, May 21 [5]

Resources[edit]

Citizens data initiative[edit]

Warwickshire Open Data

Community resources[edit]

All Saints Action Network

Maps[edit]

Cycle Map, mappa-mercia.org - Cycling Maps in Worcestershire, worcestershire.gov.uk - Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffs Open Learning Map - Walking Maps in Worcestershire, worcestershire.gov.uk

Research[edit]

What Makes for a Good Life in Stoke-on-Trent? July 2017 cusp.ac.uk

Video[edit]

Local communities in West Midlands[edit]

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: West Midlands (region)

External links[edit]


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References

This page includes Creative Commons Licensed content from the Sustainable community action wiki on Wikia.
The list of authors can be seen in the history, link via drop down menu at top left of page.

  1. wikipedia:West Midlands (region)#Geography
  2. The Alternative UK
  3. Transition Worcester
  4. Herefordshire New Leaf
  5. Community Energy Warwickshire