CASwiki news articles have a focus on news of community action for sustainability. This article is an offshoot from CASwiki's Yorkshire and the Humber community action article and is for news and comment in that context. Image: Skipton May Boat Festival. May 2005. Attribution: Ronhjones
  • ‘Real’ public engagement must be prioritised for path to net zero to succeed, (Sep 05, 2023) — the UPPER Coalition Reports include examples of successful co-designing and collaboration with local citizens, including Camden Think & Do’s programme, Kendal’s Climate Jury, and initiatives in Hull and Hackney
  • ‘Dead storage’ and ‘imminent risk to supplies’: documents reveal how England’s water companies struggled in last summer’s heatwaves, (Aug 23, 2023) — Internal briefings expose Environment Agency concerns that reservoir levels could drop so low the water would be untreatable and that companies might break the law
  • A community food supply, (Jul 31, 2023) — Urban farms are bypassing supermarkets to create their own local food systems and connect communities. Robbie Armstrong
  • The climate crisis leaves students feeling helpless – what universities can do to empower them, (Jul 24, 2023)

2022[edit | edit source]

  • Bradford clean air zone launches, BBC News (Sep 26, 2022)
  • The activists taking on England’s sewage-spilling water firms – and winning, (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)

2021[edit | edit source]

Bigger ambition for woodland in National Park, Dec 15[1]

2020[edit | edit source]

Local councils can be both arrogant and enabling. They chop down the trees overnight in Doncaster …and ask the citizens to plan their foliage and foresting in Frome, Nov 23[2]

They stopped a toxic relief road. So why not use that energy to establish a forest commons? An empowering tale from North Yorkshire[3] Jul 29, 2020

2019[edit | edit source]

York to ban private car journeys from city centre within three years.[4] Dec 31

Flood defences simply aren't good enough – here's what needs to be done.[5] Nov 11

Scarborough Council declares Climate Emergency in first major step to combat global warming, Jan 8[6]

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Upper Calder Valley Plain Speaker

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