Three international science organisations have announced that 2016 will be the International Year of Global Understanding, aiming to show “how to translate scientific insight into more [...]
As local newspapers close and budget cuts put increasing pressure on remaining journalists, the hyperlocal journalism movement is stepping up to provide the services communities rely on. Nicola [...]
Following a successful pilot in Liverpool, a loyalty card scheme for independent shops is being rolled out in cities across the UK in a bid to reclaim the high streets of Britain and beyond
As the town centres of the past fade in our collective memory and while recession-bitten chain stores shut up shop nationwide, across the UK people are launching community-minded projects to help [...]
Locally-owned renewable energy projects offer more than just clean energy; they could be a practical route to empowering people and nurturing their wellbeing, believes Matt Mellen. He sits in on [...]
Far-reaching research into people’s values indicates that people feel positively about the UK on a local level, but feel that their values are not reflected in how the country operates at a [...]
Locally produced cider is back in fashion, and it’s not only farmers and rural gents responsible. Lee Williams speaks to three enterprising young cider companies borne of backyards and a love of [...]
A social enterprise supplying local food in east London has launched a programme to help other communities set up their own vegetable box schemes across the UK
As the Transition movement spreads like wildfire, Green Books havelaunched a new imprint ñ Transition Books'. The first publicationunder its wing is Local Food
This year marks the launch of The Local Roots Award, part of the RHS Britain in Bloom campaign. The award celebrates the local community by remembering the past and embracing the future.
We live in an oil-dependent world but most of us avoid thinking aboutwhat happens when oil runs out, or becomes prohibitively expensive.
Plans for a controversial and potentially hazardous waste incinerator in East Sussex have been blocked until the Government can consider local [...]
We are eating a record amount of locally produced, organic food in the UK according to the Soil Association's Organic Food and Farming Report. Farmers' markets, box schemes and farm shops have [...]
Whisper it gently, but things are definitely stirring at that august, old stalwart of the green movement ñ Bristol's Schumacher Lectures, now in their 25th year. For, while the greybeards are [...]
Local food is definitely on the menu, according to Good Food on the Public Plate, a manual for those wishing to introduce sustainable food in the public sector.
Hidden away in neighbourhoods all over the country are people with the dreams and potential to grow their own businesses to meet local needs.