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== Sustainability initiatives ==
 
== Sustainability initiatives ==
 
*[http://www.lowcarboncommunities.org/ Low Carbon Communities Network]
 
*[http://www.lowcarboncommunities.org/ Low Carbon Communities Network]

Revision as of 02:32, 21 September 2015

Events

see separate article: UK sustainable community events

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Sustainability initiatives

Campaigns

Women’s Environmental Network, campaigning on environmental and health issues from a female perspective

Local sustainability initiatives

Please see our local or city pages via the United Kingdom category, where of course you can share any more information you may have about local sustainability initiatives.

Initiatives by topic

United Kingdom topics with their own wiki page listed under See also


Arts, sport and culture

Common Ground - Encounters Arts, Inspiring creativity, dialogue and change - Folk and Roots, online guide to the Folk, Roots and Acoustic Scene around the UK

Sport and sustainability: Lidos in the United Kingdom - Sustainability in Sport

Resources: Street Party, promoting street parties, which are a chance for people to enjoy their street without traffic for a day, and encouraging neighbourliness across the UK

News and comment

2013: Introducing… The Cantignorus Chorus! [1]

2006: Idle thoughts [2] ; Idling benches and the Sheffield Riddle Trail [3]

Blackheath Bike and Kite Festival 2009 (2) - geograph.org.uk.jpg

Coasts

Living Seas, The Wildlife Trusts - Marine Conservation Society, site includes the Good Beach Guide - Blue New Deal, "...stronger economies for UK coastal communities through a healthier marine environment."

Resources:

Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership
No Regrets, Planning for Sea Level Rise and Climate, Change and Investing in Adaptation, A Good Practice Guide climatesoutheast.org.uk
Protecting and sustainably using the marine environment, information from gov.uk

Communities online

Streetlife, social network for local communities - Talk About Local, project to give people in their communities a powerful online voice

Resources

45 provocative propositions about using social technology, David Wilcox, 2009
addiply, helping communities online become 'not-for-loss'
Editors' Code of Practice, Press Complaints Commission
Openly Local, making local government more transparent. Site includes a Hyperlocal Sites in UK & Ireland map and directory
Tips for creating, developing and promoting local community sites localcommunities wiki

Research: interview with Hugh Flouch from HarringayOnline.com (PDF file, approx 2.08MB), 2009

News and comment: Digital communities: enabling and participating, (date not found) Report of the Digital Government Review

Community currencies activism

LetsLink UK UK LETS and Complementary Currencies Development Agency (unable to find instances of recent updating to the information, 08:05, 10 November 2014 (PST))

Timebanking UK

Community safety

Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network - Victim Support

Wikipedia: Neighbourhood Watch (United Kingdom): The Neighbourhood Watch scheme in the United Kingdom is a partnership where people come together to make their communities safer. It involves the Police, Community Safety departments of local authorities, other voluntary organisations and, above all, individuals and families who want to make their neighbourhoods better places to live. It aims to help people protect themselves and their properties and to reduce the fear of crime by means of improved home security, greater vigilance, accurate reporting of suspicious incidents to the police and by fostering a community spirit.

Resources:

Policing 2.0, Policing in the 21 st Century. Are you ready to harness the potential of the social web? Policing 2.0 Conference 18th October 2010 Catherine Howe (on slideshare)
Respect Standard for Housing Management, 2006

Health

NHS Sustainable Development Unit

Wikipedia: Green Gym: The Conservation Volunteers' Green Gym programme aims to provide people with a way to enhance their fitness and health while taking action to improve the outdoor environment. It can be seen as enabling people to get fit who would not normally attend a conventional gym or sports centre.

Apps for sustainability: Splashpath, find your local swimming pools

Blogs: The Future Patient, A manifesto for patient-led health and healthcare - UK nurse against climate change

Resources:

News and comment

2015: Top doctor: social inequality in UK costing 550 lives every day, September 10 [4]

Sharing

BorrowMyDoggy - UK Cohousing Network

Resources

News:

2014: Law must change to accommodate the Airbnb economy, finds new review, November 26 [5]
2013: The Definitive List of Sharing Sites..? February 13 [6]
2012: Cromford Give or Take a success, 2 - 3 [7]

News sources

Sharing Economy Review, An independent review of the Sharing Economy for the UK Government

See also

Interwiki links

Wikipedia: United Kingdom


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References

This page includes Creative Commons Licensed content from the Sustainable community action wiki on Wikia.
The list of authors can be seen in the history, link via drop down menu at top left of page.

  1. The Centre for Theology & Community
  2. The Guardian
  3. Manchester Drive Forest Garden Project
  4. The Guardian
  5. Sharing Economy Review
  6. My Make Do and Mend Year
  7. derbyshire.ecoteams.org.uk