From a historic waterworks into a place for urban wild swimming, a community group in East London wants to buy up and rewild more than five hectares of concrete into a ‘brownfield rainforest’.
Whether it’s pubs, shops, farms or football clubs, the model of community ownership continues to go from strength-to-strength.It’s a model that’s been around for hundreds of years, but has seen increased popularity since the Localism Act 2011 set out additional protection for Assets of Community Value (ACV)
The problems with how we get our food are a microcosm of the problems with our economy.
•Renewables to surpass gas by 2016 in the global power mix •More buybacks in Germany •Solar Cities’ insight into the electricity demand fall •Developing a Regional Renewable Energy Roadmap for Central America •Analysis: How energy efficiency firms are eating utilities’ lunch •’Solar sharing’ spreading among Fukushima farmers
•House Sharing for Boomer Women Who Would Rather Not Live Alone •Pro-Growth Media Bias Fuels Scientific Ignorance, Finds New Media Watchdog Site •The trouble with billionaires (book review) by Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks •Community Owned Village Shops – report •How a Manchester co-op is getting the food revolution moving
•How Google Earth Revealed Chicago’s Hidden Farms
•Cash for Hay Driving Thieves to Move Bundles
•A people’s buy-out of Britain’s farmland
•Enviro Crusader Turns Pro-GMO, Anti-Organic—And Anti-Logic
•The U.S. Will Again Produce More of the Nitrogen Fertilizer it Uses for Agriculture