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Our current list of topic articles is in the far right hand column. An example of a fairly extensively developed CASwiki topic article is Food activism, but of course topic articles can be started off with just a few items of relevant information.
There are articles for each topic for which some action ideas have been identified, or introducing action ideas themselves. Topic articles follow a roughly standard format including a brief summary of why the topic is important. There are many overlaps so some action ideas can appear in more than one article.
The information in the pages featured here is about topics from an international, global or generic perspective. The vast majority of the information about topics in CASwiki is location specific.
You can view or share location specific information about topics of community action for sustainability via any of CASwiki's location pages
Guidelines for topic articles or content
The main focus here is on what community groups can do, topics geared toward action - community action, and not for example inward looking concerns of local government or action only for specialists.
Ordinary people and community groups are often better able to see the whole picture, especially at local level, than bureaucrats and politicians, ("the left-hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing" is a not unfamilar refrain).
The topics are various aspects of quality of life or well-being - environmental, social and economic. One of the advantages of bringing all the topics together in one place is that linkages between them can be brought out. Sustainability encourages us to see the bigger picture and how many quality of life concerns and challenges are in fact integrated. "Joined-up problems need joined-up solutions"
Genesis of the topic list
Most of the topics reflect issues of concern and importance common to community groups that were involved in drawing up Local Agenda 21 action plans across the UK, (mostly this happened during the late 1990's). Sharing has been added to the list reflecting the growing interest in this topic amongst currently active sustainability groups, initiatives and projects.
"For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create." Albert Einstein
- CASwiki topics (category)