Geographically specific projects

Some projects are specific to a country or a city.

If you want to head a project related to where you live, you can do so anytime. Just post in the forum and introduce your ideas.

See, for example, Taiwan:

Communication and Interpersonal Relationships

This "Interpersonal Relationships" project aims to provide information on this topic, define the problem, highlight the consequences of such negative behaviour, point out to some solutions in the form of code of conduct and other forms. The project will also be the basis for the moderation guidelines that will eventually regulate the site wechange.

This site may link to other useful web sites, worth investigating.

If you would like to help getting this project off the ground, please post your comment on the forum: . web site development

The first thing to do is to get the web site up and running and to develop and deploy the whole range of tools that will be used to power it.

As far as the look of the web site is concerned, we purposefully use the simple default theme shipped with Drupal. When the organization of the site has settled down, we can then consider changing the look and customize it.

More importantly, we are working to make the information provided by members within blog, book or forum entries easily accessible to those looking for it. Typically, in a forum or in a blog, people read and react to the latest entries. At, information posted months or years earlier could be still relevant and interesting today. Often, it is not important when it was posted. That's why we are setting in place some tools that will help to sort the information topically and geographically.

Carfree movement communities

There are already a certain number of communities working for carfree cities.

Here are a few I found. Could you post in the comments below more information on other *active* communities? thanks.

1- ,
there are more discussion groups at yahoo on the same topic. Just search.
Which ones are in your opinion the most active and interesting?

2- , not specific to any area.

3- I saw a few others, but I have to dig back up the links... I'll update here as I find them.

Velorution: a company passionate about selling bicycles is the web site of a small (big?) UK based company selling all kinds of bicycles, tricycles, cargo bikes and freight bikes catering for families, business people, etc...

Look at their online store to see the variety of products they have on offer... (Bi/tri)cycles come in all kinds of colors (of course) and shapes! What an interesting visit for me who lives in a country where bicycles are extremely old, boring ... and few! (It really is time for city-dwellers here to end their love story with their automobiles).

Creating a culture of Peace

Since wars began in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed. (UNESCO constitutional principle)

Literally millions of people are already working for peace, peace at home and peace in the world. Still, peace is an internal reality within many people, maybe a local reality in isolated places in the world, but it's not a global reality yet, far from it.

We need millions more of peace-workers, working on inner-peace so that they create patches of peaceful localities, steadily growing and joining with neighboring areas of peace. Then one day, hopefully soon, global peace should become a reality.

Open participation: a note about registration

Update: currently anonymous users can reply to forum posts, but they cannot create a new forum thread. The major difficulty in allowing anonymous users to post anyting anywhere is to deal with spammers who abuse everything that can be abused. Our aim is to give anonymous users as much possibilities to participate as possible, but it will depend on our technical ability to fight spammers and other abusers.

This site is community based, yet registration is not required before you can take part in the discussion. Most sites require you to be logged in before you can post comments, and some sites won't even let you view the content if you are not registered and logged in. We couldn't find any compelling reason to do the same.

Carfree cities handbook

This handbook is a collaborative work of the members of the "carfree cities" project.
If you are interested to contribute to this handbook, say so in the forum and you will be given the right to add child pages to it.

Member contributions on the topic of car free cities: .

Among which, you can have a look at calls for action on this topic:,18 .

Also, you can have a look at posts relevant to a specific area:

Positive Actions (Project list)

(See links at the very top for the list of projects. Post in the forum if you want to create a new project).

There is definitely a lot we can do to improve our world and our life. The scope of this site being fairly wide, suggestions for action are centered around some better defined topics. At the bottom of this article, you can see a few already existing projects, but almost any new action/information project can be added to that list. All it takes is one dedicated member willing to make a start and organize some information and some links into a new 'project page'.

The first of those project is to built this web site. It is still very young and we're still in the process of fine tuning the tools for the community to use.

Change through positive action

While the most important changes have to take place within ourselves, it doesn't prevent us from taking positive actions within our community.

Positive action is NOT about protesting, pointing a finger at some politician or multi-national corporation, etc... (Besides, some companies think that all form of publicity is good, even bad publicity. Therefore, rather than pointing at what we think is wrong, we prefer promoting the alternative).
In short, it's not about shifting the blame to other people.

Positive action is about realizing that there are many things we can concretely do, wherever we live, whatever our social status, etc...