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Sustainable Developments?

An overview of news and opinion on sustainable development with a focus on how it goes forward locally, in the UK and elsewhere.  The content is from Chris Church – comments and ideas for posts always welcome.

Community research – making change happen

Community groups are often the subject of research, but there is a growing body of work on communities doing their own […]

Can’t Drive? Won’t Drive? Don’t want to Drive?

We Don’t Drive! There are some 64.1 Million people in the UK. Less than half of them (31.9 Million) have a […]

What do community groups think about community energy?

There’s over 500 community energy projects operating in the UK. Thousands more being discussed and developed. But it’s fair to say […]

Local Food Social Return On Investment Report

The Local Food Social Return On Investment Report is now available. This is based on work done for the Big Lottery […]

Community Energy, Fuel Poverty and Social Investment – a Big Local Learning event

‘Community Energy, Fuel Poverty and Social Investment’ is a one day Learning event for Big Local Areas and Partnerships. It’s on Friday […]

Citizen Cyberscience Summit – workshop by Chris Church

The 3rd Citizen Cyberscience Summit takes place next week from Feb. 20 – 22, 2014, at the Royal Geographical  Society and […]

Community Energy: was 2013 a turning point?

Despite some negative press, the last two years have been good ones for renewable and community energy. Renewables’ share of electricity […]

Local action on climate change: Fit for Purpose?

Local action on climate change: Fit for Purpose? A discussion paper from Chris Church, Chair, Low Carbon Communities Network and Director, […]

A Community Energy Strategy for the UK

The consultation by DECC on a proposed Community Energy Strategy for the UK has now closed. This has stimulated some interesting […]

Climate Change and China (and art)

Climate Change and China:  We all know the excuse / question:  ‘why I should do anything while China is causing so […]

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