- Bradford clean air zone launches, BBC News (Sep 26, 2022)
- The activists taking on England’s sewage-spilling water firms – and winning, positive.news (Aug 23, 2022)
- Developing towns in Coalville, building houses in Grimsby, generating solar power in Bristol - these CANs are vibrant and concrete, The Daily Alternative (Jul 02, 2022) — This week, we have a cascade of what we call CANs, cosmo-local initiatives, coming into our radar. It’s great just to chart their vitality.
- The UK’s first community-run shopping centre will have an “indie feel”- carefully curating their shops, and hosting creatives above, The Daily Alternative (Jun 02, 2022)
- Now Building On Planet A, Alternative Editorial (Apr 03, 2022)
Yorkshire and the Humber is one of nine official regions of England at the first level of ITL for statistical purposes. The population in 2011 was 5,284,000 with its largest settlements being Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Hull, and York.
Networks, sustainability initiatives and community involvement[edit | edit source]
- East Marsh United, community group from the East Marsh of Grimsby, dedicated to transforming where we live for the better. added 10:00, 9 July 2022 (UTC)
- Bradford Environmental Action Trust
- Green Futures, Grimsby
- Students for Sustainability, University of Huddersfield on facebook
- Kirklees Democracy Commission, "We're growing a stronger local", democracycommission.org.uk, link checked 17:15, 13 October 2022 (UTC)
- Heading Upstream, Barnsley's Innovations for Social Justice, 2017 centreforwelfarereform.org
- Open Shop, York
- Bradford Community Environment Project
- Kirkbymoorside Environment Group
- Marsden & Slaithwaite Transition Towns
- Transition Richmond Yorkshire
Commons[edit | edit source]
- Long Lands Common, added 16:20, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
Climate action[edit | edit source]
- South Yorkshire Climate Alliance, "alliance of local organisations and individuals who are pressing for fair and effective action to tackle the climate and nature emergencies." added 13:59, 11 October 2022 (UTC)
Biodiversity[edit | edit source]
Environment quality[edit | edit source]
- Care4Air, South Yorskshire Clean Air Campaign
Trees, woodland and forest[edit | edit source]
- Long Lands Common, added 16:19, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
- South Yorkshire Forest, partnership initiative started in 1991 and closed in 2016. From its inception to its closure, SYFP planted over 1 million trees. W
Community and voluntary action[edit | edit source]
Hambleton Community Action, Northallerton
Community currencies activism[edit | edit source]
Community energy[edit | edit source]
Community safety[edit | edit source]
Education for sustainability[edit | edit source]
Ecoversity, University of Bradford
Food activism[edit | edit source]
- Community Allotment Growing Newsome
- Community orchard Growing Newsome
- Incredible Edible Todmorden (Community group)
- Todmorden's edible green route, on urbanpollinators.co.uk
- Incredible Edible Wakefield
- The Real Junk Food Project
Housing[edit | edit source]
- YorSpace, bringing a fairer kind of housing to York, added 07:54, 7 March 2023 (UTC)
Land activism[edit | edit source]
- Yorkshire, landjustice.uk, added 10:25, 7 January 2022 (UTC)
Localism[edit | edit source]
- Supporting community business in Yorkshire and the Humber, powertochange.org.uk, added 11:45, 13 November 2021 (UTC)
- Yorkshire Party, building a stronger Yorkshire in a fairer UK
Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle[edit | edit source]
- Repair Cafe, The Tech, Holmfirth, holmfirthtech.co.uk
Social inclusion[edit | edit source]
- Carecent centre for all homeless, unemployed or disadvantaged members of York's community
- Stamp Out Poverty campaign, York
For multiple deprivation in England, measured by the Indices of deprivation 2007, the most deprived council districts in the region are, in descending order – Kingston upon Hull (11th in England), Bradford (32nd), Doncaster (41st), Barnsley (43rd), North East Lincolnshire (49th), Sheffield (63rd), Wakefield (66th), Rotherham (68th), Kirklees (82nd), Leeds (85th), and Scarborough (97th). These areas are mostly represented by Labour MPs, with a few Conservative MPs representing parts of Leeds (with a Lib Dem MP) and North East Lincolnshire, and all of Scarborough. Apart from Scarborough, they are unitary authorities.
The least deprived districts are, in descending order – Harrogate, Hambleton, Richmondshire, Craven, and Selby – all in North Yorkshire. Like all of North Yorkshire, they are represented by Conservative MPs. At county level, the least deprived areas are, in descending order – North Yorkshire, York and the East Riding of Yorkshire which all have roughly the same level of deprivation, and lower than the majority of England, including Cheshire and Northamptonshire.
The region as a whole is one of the more deprived in England, measured by having far more Lower Layer Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in the 20% most deprived districts than the 20% least deprived districts.
Kingston upon Hull has the highest proportion of people not in education, employment or training NEETs in the region (and fairly high for the UK – 10.6%). This is another demographic extreme it shares with Knowsley in Merseyside.
In March 2011 the region had the third highest overall unemployment claimant count in England with 4.4%. For the region, Hull has the highest rate with 7.8% which is the highest for any English district; North East Lincolnshire is next with 6.4%, and Doncaster has 5.2%. Richmondshire has the lowest rate with 1.8% and Harrogate is next lowest with 1.9%.
Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]
- i-Travel York, (iTY) programme to encourage greater use of sustainable and active modes of travel (walking, cycling, public transport, car-sharing and eco-driving).
The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is a canal in Northern England, linking the cities of Leeds and Liverpool.
Over a distance of 127 miles (204 km), crossing the Pennines, and including 91 locks on the main line. The Leeds and Liverpool Canal has several small branches, and in the early 21st century a new link was constructed into the Liverpool docks system.
Towards sustainable economies[edit | edit source]
This Mutual Aid Network aims to create a chain reaction that goes back into communities. It meshes a thriving timebank with 600 members and the Hull Coin initiative, the City of Culture's 2017 nomination, which is currently mobilizing 4,000 volunteers.
"When I started the TimeBank back in 2010, I saw it as the solution to everything," says Kate Macdonald. "I realized in time that it is 'one' solution and that to have a viable parallel economy, we need different options which have strengths to use in different circumstances. When I heard Stephanie speak about Mutual Aid Networks a couple of years ago, I realized this had been what I had been looking for. What is often missed is a mechanism to join things up."
Resources[edit | edit source]
Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]
Who Owns My Neighbourhood?, Kirklees land ownership data
Other resources[edit | edit source]
- Low carbon housing: lessons from Elm Tree Mews, York, 2010
Past events[edit | edit source]
May 5 Calder Bootstrap 2017, "a group of entrepreneurs, co-operators, activists and changemakers, looking to engage our community to co-create our next economy."
Campaigns[edit | edit source]
- Frack Free East Yorkshire, Coalition of Groups Opposed to Extreme Energy
Near you[edit | edit source]