Worldwide there are many of us interested in related issues. Whether it be climate change, environmental concerns such as biodiversity, social, economic or global concerns, questions of justice, or other related issues.
We the people
Sustainability isn't just something for experts. It's about everyone's quality of life and we all have a part to play. Through sharing and collaboration we can develop what becomes a citizens agenda, rather than something much narrower.
How can we help?
Together we're stronger
The more we collaborate the better our chances, the more influence we can have. The more we pool our information, knowledge and resources, the more there will be for each of us to share from. Our diversity is an additional strength. The more we collaborate the less we have to keep "reinventing the wheel."
We're all in this together
All of us will be affected by climate change and issues such as biodiversity loss, as well as all our future generations. This pale blue dot is our only home. Wherever we live these issues will affect our own local communities. It is right that each of us should be able to influence decisions affecting our own local communities.
We are all part of the solution
We all have a part to play. We all have something to offer. No-one from outside can be as expert as you are in what it is like to live in your community,
Although we began at the end of 2004 we've as yet barely scratched the surface of what this wiki can be about. In the same way that Wikipedia seeks to make knowledge available to all worldwide, we can seek to make all knowledge about all aspects of sustainability available to all across the world.
Free to reuse and build upon
When the topics concern all our futures, these are important enough for it to be better if all the information is free to reuse and build upon.
The time is now
There's a growing sense that climate change and coming energy shortages make the next few years our main, and perhaps only real chance to set a different course.
Will you help?
Joining it all up
As sustainability is about seeing the bigger picture and the longer term, integration becomes quite important. This wiki offers
Integration, synthesis and synergy across at least 5 dimensions:
Place - from the whole earth to local communities and whatever intermediate levels may be useful
topic - environmental, social and economic well being - personal and community options
time - a permanent, searchable, self-organising, increasingly richly detailed record of the spread of sustainable community action
type of content - information, news, comment, images, etc., and perhaps most importantly of all
openness to all - and in particular those that traditional and establishment initiatives tend to leave out - ordinary citizens and communities
We aim for positive, collaborative and complementary relationships with other wiki. "If Wikipedia tells the world as it is, Sustainable Community Action dares to imagine the world as it might be."