Share Cardiff – Connecting people, projects and places, for social good

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Just a quick note to point out an excellent new resource for those interested in making Cardiff even better than it already is.

Share Cardiff is a network of grassroots community groups and projects in and around Cardiff that aim to make Cardiff a better, healthier, more connected and more social place to live.

We have created an online directory of Cardiff based grassroots groups, neighbourhood projects, local community groups, co-ops, social enterprises and other initiatives that are achieving social good and that share the values of the sharing movement.

via Share Cardiff – Connecting people, projects and places, for social good – Share Cardiff

The site has everything from swap groups and repair cafes to Credit Unions, open source projects and spare room networks. There’s also a healthy number of cycling groups on there too, including our friends at Cardiff Cycle City.

Check it out and, if you are involved in a project that you think should be on there, be sure to let them know.

What a brilliant, brilliant thing. There’s so much good happening in our fair city already, it just needed something to help pull it all together and give it a platform. Now we have one. Thank you, Share Cardiff.

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The Smaller Picture…

In this day and age, with huge amounts of information available at your fingertips it has become harder than ever to take anything at face value.

So when you talk about the environmental benefits of cycling it’s easy to lose people, because people assume you are talking about global warming or climate change.

We puny humans are not so great at dealing with the bigger picture. We often don’t have the power to make big changes, but if we focus on the small picture we’ll make inroads into the huge challenges ahead. Continue reading The Smaller Picture…

Something to read: Creating healthier places and spaces for our present and future generations – Public Health Wales

Public Health Wales has published a response to the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act.

Creating healthier places and spaces for our present and future generations talks about the importance of activity-friendly neighbourhoods and the importance of green spaces. Continue reading Something to read: Creating healthier places and spaces for our present and future generations – Public Health Wales

The Circular Economy and Cycling…

The bike may be one of the greenest, most efficient forms of transport out there but creating one from scratch still requires a considerable amount of energy.

However, unlike a car a good bike may have decades of life ahead of it, only needing a periodic change of a few wearable items that are inexpensive and often easy to replace. Continue reading The Circular Economy and Cycling…

The Green Credentials of Cycling

Whilst we like to think of cycling as being a zero-emission activity, this isn’t strictly true. Day to day the act of cycling will produce only the CO2 you breathe out during respiration and, without wishing to lower the tone, the methane that comes out of the other end. Unfortunately, the bike you are riding didn’t just appear out of thin air, it had to be manufactured and shipped to your local bike shop. Parts are often made in different parts of the world and shipped to where they are assembled and boxed up. Thankfully, even when the complete life cycle is taken … Continue reading The Green Credentials of Cycling