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CASwiki news articles have a focus on news of community action for sustainability. This article is an offshoot from CASwiki's United States article and is for news and comment in that context.


2019

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May 1 Bank On San Francisco: Supporting community financial empowerment [1]

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Mar 22 Community involvement USA: How the simple act of sharing a meal is creating community change [2]

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Mar 19 New York City news: Composting in NYC [3]

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Mar 18 Community involvement USA: How Citizen University is building an army of civic leaders [4]

2018

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Dec 3 Climate action USA: The two fastest-growing jobs in the U.S. right now are solar installers and wind technicians. [5]

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Dec 1 Climate news 2018: Bristol to Brooklyn, Paris to Pittsburgh: restless cities act themselves on climate crisis [6]

How renters are becoming co-owners and co-developers, Nov 8 [7]

2017

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Canada: A Toolkit for Establishing a Great Lakes Commons, Sep 18 [8]

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California news: Check Out Toy Cycle, a New Platform for Families to Swap Toys, Aug 7 [9]

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North Carolina: How do you improve a neighborhood? In Belmont, looking to residents for answers, Jul 13 [10]

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Colorado: Denver to Get its First Tiny House Village for the Homeless, Jul 6 [11]

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California news: Sacramento Nonprofit Sol Collective Uplifts Communities Through Art and Activism, Jun 28 [12]

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Colorado: 5 Ways the Denver Public Library Supports the City's Homeless Population, Jun 8 [13]

‘Tomorrow’ reaches the US! Apr 24 [14]

Cities are taking a new approach to homelessness, Apr 4 [15]

Why Nonpartisan PAC EveryLibrary Defends the Future of Libraries, Feb 30 [16]

The Veterinary Cooperative Helps Independent Veterinarians Thrive, Feb 13 [17]

2016

EPA Finally Concludes Fracking Pollutes Drinking Water, Dec 13 [18]

Walking Picks Up Speed, Nov 18 [19]

John HancockVoice: How Mining, Oil And Gas Workers Are Retraining For The Solar Economy, Nov 10 [20]

Public Food Forests on the Rise, Oct 24 [21]

3 American cities that use 100% renewable energy — and 7 that plan to join them within 20 years, Aug 13 [22]

Obama makes new push on solar power, Jul 19 [23]

How the humble bicycle is making a comeback in US cities, Jul 14 [24]

The hot new trend in American infrastructure: Unpaved roads, Jul 12 [25]

Walking Makes Strides in All Kinds of Communities, Jul 6 [26]

Meet the Citizens Who Helped Decide Their City’s Budget—and Got Better Buses, Benches, and Crosswalks. Greensboro, North Carolina, is the first Southern city to give citizens direct control over a slice of public spending. May 20 [27]

Want to Hire a Worker-Owned Co-op? There’s an App for That, Apr 20 [28] Coopify wants to bring a sense of community to the app-based booking world by connecting worker-owned cooperatives and other low-income task workers directly with consumers.

Website Seeks to Make Government Data Easier to Sift Through, Apr 4 [29]

A new study looks at why bike share is so much safer than regular biking, Apr 3 [30]

“Solar Spring Break” Connects Students with Clean Power In Underserved Communities, Feb 29 [31]

A New Advocacy Group Is Lobbying for the Right to Repair Everything, Feb 2 [32]

2015

Six Foundations for Building Community Resilience [33]

The Movement to Make Every American Community Walkable, November 13 [34]

Communities Pushing For Legal Rights To Regain Power Over Fracking Companies, October 21 [35]

How the decline of cars changes cities for the better, October 16 [36]

If the U.S. government treated poor people as well as it treats banks, October 15 [37]

Streets and Sidewalks Should Be Used to Improve Our Health, September 23 [38]

Land Trusts Offer Houses That People With Lower Incomes Can Afford—And a Stepping Stone to Lasting Wealth, September 21 [39]

Free Transit Attracts Riders, Helps Communities in More Ways Than One, September 16 [40]

A Third American City Is Now Running Entirely On Renewable Energy, September 14 [41]

Developers Build Walkable Neighborhoods With Focus on Community Wealth, September 2 [42]

5 New American Rail-Trails, Jul 27 [43]

Iowa's Stunning Admission: We Need Fewer Roads, July 8 [44]

Administration Announces New Initiative to Increase Solar Access for All Americans, July 7 [45]

With driving down, there's a growing backlash against unnecessary highways, June 9 [46]

Up to 90 percent of Americans could be fed entirely by local agriculture, June 2 [47]

These American cities are fighting for control over electricity and the internet, April 21 [48]

The Crackdown on Little Free Library Book Exchanges, February 20 [49]

2014

Zero Vision: A plan to make our roads safe, August 14 [50]

Supreme Court Decision on Cross-State Air Pollution Is a Major Victory for Public Health Tuesday, April 29 [51]

2013

Welcome to Commonomics: How to Build Local Economies Strong Enough for Everyone, October 4 [52]

2012

An Interconnected Park Web: How Greenways Create Healthy Communities, January 31 [53]

2010

Designing for Democracy Consultation using a wiki, December 8 [54]


Comment

2019

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Apr 6 Funding community action: The next egg: Investing our retirement savings in our local communities [55]

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Feb 9 San Francisco: Tiny neighborhood libraries worth checking out [56]

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Jan 8 California news: California’s rooftop solar mandate will normalize clean energy [57]

2018

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Dec 17 Food USA: Back to the land: are young farmers the new starving artists? [58]

Sep 8 To Restore Civil Society, Start With the Library [59]

2017

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This Hawaiian mayor is scoring touchdowns for clean energy, Aug 8 [60]

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Texas: Austin's Ride-Hailing Saga Shows Need for More Local Empowerment, Jun 29 [61]

Small Towns Can Be Resilient, Too, Mar 29 [62]

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Climate action USA: This climate lawsuit could change everything. No wonder the Trump administration doesn't want it going to trial, Mar 9 [63]

Can a New Town Square Bridge the Electoral Divide? Feb 27 [64]

News sources and further reading

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