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  • “Everyone brings their crumbs of knowledge to the task and if they don’t, we’re the lesser for it.” Sue Gardner, Wikimedia Foundation / help out


  • Localisation has to be the way forward for a Europe that wants more jobs, better social conditions, AND an improved environment, and at the same time a non-exploitative relationship with Eastern Europe and the developing world." Caroline Lucas, MEP for the South East of England


  • "We are social creatures, our behaviours are shaped and constrained by social norms and expectations. Negotiating change is best pursued at the level of groups and communities. Social support is particularly vital in breaking habits, and in devising new social norms and more sustainable patterns of consumption. Government can play a vital role in nurturing and supporting community based social change." Professor Tim Jackson, University of Surrey


  • "Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that generation." Nelson Mandela, Make Poverty History rally, Trafalgar Square, February 2005


  • "Civic networks should be respected and promoted as sources of empowered citizenship." Professor Stephen Coleman, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford


  • "Civic networks emerge in the space beyond government or the market, serving citizens need for knowledge that can enable them to be more active, resourceful, creative and influential." Professor Stephen Coleman, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford


  • "In democratic countries knowledge of how to combine is the mother of all other forms of knowledge; on its progress depends that of all the others." Alexis de Tocqueville


  • "Unless we involve people in the definition of their problems and the choice of solutions, we will produce a thin governing system that produces public services that patch over problems rather than going to their heart." Gerry Stoker, Chair of the New Local Government Network (NLGN) think-tank and Professor of Political Science at Manchester University. / Community involvement


  • "What's missing isn't the ideas... it's the will to execute them." Seth Godin




  • "And all that we learned, we shared with one another, so that wisdom ever grew greater." Robin Hobb / More about wikis


  • "Vision without action is a daydream, action without vision is a nightmare." Japanese proverb


  • "Good ecology is not an optional extra but a matter of justice." Rowan Williams


  • "If we are together, nothing is impossible" Winston Churchill


  • "We cannot solve global problems using half of the world's brain power." Monika Devikka


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