Resources are listed in a loose order going from local, specific, and right now to general and long term.
You can also read my blog posts related to COVID-19.
Old East Village
OEV Community Association – there is no better time to become a member and stay connected.
OEV Community Exchange – Do you need any help? Would you like to offer something to your neighbours? We have an online tool built exactly for that!
Free rides for essential workers – Big Bike Giveaway has partnered with Squeaky Wheel Bike Co-op to give out free bicycles to low-income essential workers.
Support London Business – a list of open businesses created by rTraction.
Pillar Nonprofit Network – a broad list of resources including information for nonprofits, government news, webinars and more.
Middlesex London Health Unit – one of the most reliable local sources of information.
Map of local eateries – takeout options put together by Sameer Vasta.
Caremongering London – facebook group to connect people and share information about anything related to COVID-19
The London Spirit – Facebook page supporting front line health care workers. Encourages others to put messages of hope, awareness, and messages of gratitude.
London Transit – link to FAQ page and service updates
The Coronation – an eye-opening analysis by Charles Eisenstein
Eight Emerging Lessons: From Coronavirus to Climate Action – by Otto Scharmer, author of Theory U.
There’s no better time for cities to take space away from cars – Closing certain streets to car traffic can help promote social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.
Bogotá expands bike lanes to curb coronavirus spread – Bogotá is opening 76km of temporary bike lanes to reduce crowding on public transport and help prevent the spread of Covid-19, as well as to improve air quality.
Why not encourage cycling during the coronavirus lockdown? – Bikes allows people to maintain isolation but provide important respite from being indoors.
Build Cities for Bikes, Buses, and Feet—Not Cars – kicking cars out of the city is good for business, good for people, and amazing for the planet.
Why factory farms are a “perfect storm” for disease pandemics – in the name of a regenerative food production system.