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== News and comment ==
'''Mar 17''' Urban land could grow fruit and veg for 15 percent of the population <ref>[https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/sustainable-food/news/urban-land-could-grow-fruit-and-veg-15-percent-population sheffield.ac.uk]</ref>

Latest revision as of 17:42, 19 March 2020

Allotments - geograph.org.uk Sheffield.jpg

Sustainability initiatives[edit]

  • Transition Sheffield - May 2016: Transition Sheffield has closed down but the websites have been archived

Initiatives by topic[edit]

Arts, sport and culture[edit]

Sheffield: The Outdoor City

Community energy[edit]

Sheffield Renewables

Community involvement[edit]

It's Our City Sheffield, added 10:44, 10 March 2020 (UTC)

Cycling activism[edit]


For cycling, although hilly, Sheffield is compact and has few major trunk roads. It is on the Trans-Pennine Trail, a National Cycle Network route running from West to East from Southport in Merseyside to Hornsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire and North to South from Leeds in West Yorkshire to Chesterfield in Derbyshire. There are many cycle routes going along country paths in the woods surrounding the city. [1]

Food activism[edit]

Food Hall, food reclaimed, city centre - Grow Sheffield - Heeley City Farm - Lower Walkley Community Group - The Real Junk Food Project Sheffield, non-profit social enterprise saving food from being wasted and making it available to the people of Sheffield -[Sheffield Organic Growers, cluster of independent organic growers, based on a 12-acre site in Moss Valley on the edge of Sheffield

Open spaces[edit]

61% of Sheffield's entire area is green space, and a third of the city lies within the Peak District national park. There are more than 250 parks, woodlands and gardens in the city, and an estimated 2 million trees, giving Sheffield the highest ratio of trees to people of any city in Europe. [2]

Wikipedia: Sheffield, Greenspace

Sustainable transport activism[edit]

The Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (S&SY) is a system of navigable inland waterways (canals and canalised rivers) in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Chiefly based on the River Don, it runs for a length of 43 miles (69 km) and has 29 locks. It connects Sheffield, Rotherham, and Doncaster with the River Trent at Keadby and (via the New Junction Canal) the Aire and Calder Navigation. [3]

Wikipedia: Supertram (Sheffield)

Towards sustainable economies[edit]

Regather, trading cooperative based in the Little Sheffield

News and comment[edit]


Mar 17 Urban land could grow fruit and veg for 15 percent of the population [4]


A new approach to Sheffield’s street trees, Dec 13 [5]


Urban Agriculture in Little Sheffield, Mar 22 [6]


Sheffield is on a quest to be the fairest city of them all – here's how it's doing, May 9 [7]

Death of the high street? Rise of the DIY grassroots community venue... February 6 [8]


Sheffield: The beauty of small in a region getting bigger, December 10 [9]

University of Sheffield Commits to Divest £39m From Fossil Fuels, November 30 [10]


Foundations for a fairer city, September 30 [11]

Hundreds Get On Their Bikes to Demand #Space4Cycling in Sheffield, May 20 [12]


Sheffield Environment Weeks


Mar 27 - 28, Wed - Thu Feeling Good in a Green City festival


Feb 16 The Platform - ‘Sheffield Re-imagined 2017: A Manifesto for a Better Sheffield


May 24 - 26 Sheffield Food Festival

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: Sheffield

External links[edit]


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