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Many communities are taking local action to embrace green living and care for the environment. This article provides some examples. Many communities are taking local action to embrace green living and care for the environment. This article provides some examples.
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* [[Aurora]] is a sustainable suburb in outer Melbourne, Australia * [[Aurora]] is a sustainable suburb in outer Melbourne, Australia
* [http://www.climatemovement.org.au/component/option,com_comprofiler/task,userProfile/user,286/ Bayside Climate Change Action Group] -- formed by parents in the Bayside area, the group goals are to provide a collective voice for Bayside residents for both families and individuals determined to fight for a clean energy future. * [http://www.climatemovement.org.au/component/option,com_comprofiler/task,userProfile/user,286/ Bayside Climate Change Action Group] -- formed by parents in the Bayside area, the group goals are to provide a collective voice for Bayside residents for both families and individuals determined to fight for a clean energy future.
 +[[Image:Port Phillip bay dredging.jpg|thumb|right|[[Blue Wedges Coalition]]]]
* [[Blue Wedges Coalition]] -- campaigning against the deepening of Port Phillip Bay in Victoria, Australia. * [[Blue Wedges Coalition]] -- campaigning against the deepening of Port Phillip Bay in Victoria, Australia.
* [http://brimbankcan.wordpress.com/ Brimbank Climate Action Network] BrimbankCAN (Climate Action Network) is a loose network linking like minded people and community groups in Brimbank and Victoria with the aim to encourage residents, ratepayers, businesses and industry to actively reduce greenhouse gas emissions * [http://brimbankcan.wordpress.com/ Brimbank Climate Action Network] BrimbankCAN (Climate Action Network) is a loose network linking like minded people and community groups in Brimbank and Victoria with the aim to encourage residents, ratepayers, businesses and industry to actively reduce greenhouse gas emissions
 +[[Image:CERES food gardens DSC 6604.jpg|thumb|right|[[CERES Community Environment Park]]]]
 +* [[CERES Community Environment Park]] provides excellent examples of community action and practical sustainable living solutions.
* [[Climate Emergency Network]] (CEN) was established in response to, and in support of, the publication of '''[[Climate Code Red|Climate Code Red: the case for a sustainability emergency]]''' by Philip Sutton and David Spratt. * [[Climate Emergency Network]] (CEN) was established in response to, and in support of, the publication of '''[[Climate Code Red|Climate Code Red: the case for a sustainability emergency]]''' by Philip Sutton and David Spratt.
* [http://climateemergencyqueensland.blogspot.com/ Climate Emergency Queensland] is a climate change action group based in Queensland * [http://climateemergencyqueensland.blogspot.com/ Climate Emergency Queensland] is a climate change action group based in Queensland
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* [http://www.climatechange.org.au/ Families Facing Climate Change] is a group based in Ashburton, Melbourne, Australia. * [http://www.climatechange.org.au/ Families Facing Climate Change] is a group based in Ashburton, Melbourne, Australia.
* [http://www.lighterfootprints.org Lighter footprints] is a climate change neighbourhood action group active in Surrey Hills and adjacent suburbs, Melbourne, Victoria * [http://www.lighterfootprints.org Lighter footprints] is a climate change neighbourhood action group active in Surrey Hills and adjacent suburbs, Melbourne, Victoria
 +[[Image:2007-07-29 FSSP working bee 02.jpg||thumb|right|[[Friends of South Surrey Park]]]]
* [[Friends of South Surrey Park]] are working on re-establishing native plants in Melbourne's South Surrey Park. * [[Friends of South Surrey Park]] are working on re-establishing native plants in Melbourne's South Surrey Park.
* [http://www.live.org.au/ Live.org.au] -- L.I.V.E. is an acronym for Locals Into Victoria’s Environment, a fast-growing group of around 200 hundred concerned Victorians who are coming together to address the threat of global warming. The organization is independent, non-partisan and non-profit and is based in Melbourne’s City of Port Phillip. * [http://www.live.org.au/ Live.org.au] -- L.I.V.E. is an acronym for Locals Into Victoria’s Environment, a fast-growing group of around 200 hundred concerned Victorians who are coming together to address the threat of global warming. The organization is independent, non-partisan and non-profit and is based in Melbourne’s City of Port Phillip.
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==United Kingdom== ==United Kingdom==
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* [[Totnes]] is the UK's first town exploring how to prepare for a carbon constrained, energy lean world. * [[Totnes]] is the UK's first town exploring how to prepare for a carbon constrained, energy lean world.
* [[Woking]] has achieved significant reductions in energy use and carbon emissions by introducing innovative energy policies to encourage distributed power generation. * [[Woking]] has achieved significant reductions in energy use and carbon emissions by introducing innovative energy policies to encourage distributed power generation.

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Many communities are taking local action to embrace green living and care for the environment. This article provides some examples.

2014 Peoples Climate
2014 Peoples Climate
2014 Close Anglesea coal mine
2014 Close Anglesea coal mine
2011 Carbon price rally
2011 Carbon price rally
Tropical cyclone Yasi
Tropical cyclone Yasi
2009 Victorian bushfires
2009 Victorian bushfires
2011-2015 Victorian government scorecard
2011-2015 Victorian government scorecard
Orange stormwater harvesting
Orange stormwater harvesting
Samsø renewable energy
Samsø renewable energy
Freiburg sustainable transport
Freiburg sustainable transport
North South pipeline
North South pipeline
Victorian desalination plant
Victorian desalination plant
Stop logging Melbourne water catchments
Stop logging Melbourne water catchments
Melbourne water usage
Melbourne water usage
Swimming pools
Swimming pools
Save Brown Mountain forest
Save Brown Mountain forest
2008 Walk Against Warming
2008 Walk Against Warming
Geothermal energy in Australia
Geothermal energy in Australia
CERES electric car
CERES electric car
350.org
350.org
Australian climate action groups
Australian climate action groups
Donald solar power
Donald solar power
2009 Climate Emergency Rally
2009 Climate Emergency Rally
Human sign in Melbourne, May 2009
Human sign in Melbourne, May 2009
Kubuntu Linux
Kubuntu Linux
2009 Walk Against Warming
2009 Walk Against Warming
Melbourne eastern cycle route
Melbourne eastern cycle route


Contents

Global

  • The Freecycle network is made up of 4,542 groups with 5,455,000 members across the globe. It's a grassroots and entirely non-profit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills, and is coordinated by local groups

Australia

  • Aurora is a sustainable suburb in outer Melbourne, Australia
  • Bayside Climate Change Action Group -- formed by parents in the Bayside area, the group goals are to provide a collective voice for Bayside residents for both families and individuals determined to fight for a clean energy future.
  • Blue Wedges Coalition -- campaigning against the deepening of Port Phillip Bay in Victoria, Australia.
  • Brimbank Climate Action Network BrimbankCAN (Climate Action Network) is a loose network linking like minded people and community groups in Brimbank and Victoria with the aim to encourage residents, ratepayers, businesses and industry to actively reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Friends of South Surrey Park are working on re-establishing native plants in Melbourne's South Surrey Park.
  • Live.org.au -- L.I.V.E. is an acronym for Locals Into Victoria’s Environment, a fast-growing group of around 200 hundred concerned Victorians who are coming together to address the threat of global warming. The organization is independent, non-partisan and non-profit and is based in Melbourne’s City of Port Phillip.
  • National riparian land bank is a big idea for a big continent. We need to invest in environmental repair. We can afford it. The dividends will be there for generations to come.
  • Heinz Kreutz - environment and sustainable living have been a passion a long time. Heinz is establishing the Boroondara Sustainability Network
  • Otway Ranges Climate Action (ORCA) is a local climate change action group based in Apollo Bay, Victoria, Australia
  • Permablitz is a group activity to get people together and have fun learning about, designing and implementing suburban permaculture systems. The focus is edible gardens, and our ultimate aim is to make the suburbs edible enough such that should food become unaffordable, we don’t even notice.
  • Your Water Your Say -- Action group of families and individuals concerned that the future water provision in Victoria is achieved through environmentally sustanible means. We have all been working relentlessly to establish the groundwork for our anti-desalination campaign.
  • Food Water Shelter an Australian, not-for-profit, non-denominational, non-governmental organisation that builds and runs eco-friendly children's villages with education, social and health facilities for children in developing countries.
  • Victoria Naturally Alliance -- connecting people and nature in Victoria to secure our future against climate change
  • Sustainable jamboree - Facilitating local community and businesses to work towards sustainability ('Jamboree' is a local electoral area in SW suburbs of Brisbane, Qld).
  • Teachers for Forests have formed in the interest of better information about the state of our environmental assets, and the threats to them, and better education about how to protect and manage remnant ecosystems (especially in native forests).
  • Mount Alexander Sustainability Group is based in Castlemaine, central Victoria, and is taking action to combat climate change.
  • Slowday -- make time to celebrate home; to connect with yourself, your community and the environment rather than rushing off to the next Big Thing.
  • sustainablemelbourne.com, a communications hub for re-inventing Melbourne as ecologically, socially and culturally sustainable. A project of the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (VEIL). SustainableMelbourne.com is a network and communication system to deliver information, to connect people and projects, to accelerate the city’s transformation.
  • Sustainable Living Space group is calling for interest from the outer eastern community in relation to developing a sustainable living space.
  • Hepburn Renewable Energy Association - is a group of voluntary members committed to the reduction of our local greenhouse footprint. As part of that commitment, HREA conceived and nurtured the concept of Australia's first community owned wind farm will reduce the whole area's greenhouse foot print. See also The winds of change

United Kingdom

  • Totnes is the UK's first town exploring how to prepare for a carbon constrained, energy lean world.
  • Woking has achieved significant reductions in energy use and carbon emissions by introducing innovative energy policies to encourage distributed power generation.

Germany

  • Freiburg has the largest "carfree" development in Europe. The town has developed extensive public transport and cycle paths to give residents the opportunity to live without cars.

Denmark

  • Samsø is a Danish Island that now produces from renewable sources more energy than it was uses.

United States

Costa Rica

  • Costa Rica aims to be the world's first carbon neutral country, and has a thriving ecotourism sector
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