Local Community Climate Activism, Television and Social Change

ELKE WEISSMANN, Tyrrell Belinda

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Communities are often more willing to take direct action to tackle climate change than politicians are (Buky 2020). If the shift to sustainable futures is to happen, local communities need to be empowered and supported to do more. In this article, we examine how this can happen on the basis of research conducted in Liverpool, UK. We show that collaboration between community groups and reporting by local media can be fundamental in enabling the groups to continue their work. Collaboration facilitates the sharing of scarce resources provided for climate change, while the local media can inform local residents not just about what community groups are doing, but also provide the validation for the work that local residents are doing, thus motivating them to keep up their work for the environment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-44
JournalSocial Alternatives
Issue number2
Early online date1 Sept 2023
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2023


  • climate change
  • local communities
  • local media
  • climate action
  • television

Research Groups

  • SustainNET
  • Television Studies Research Group


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