|Time to talk about legal, September 29 topic|
|Local websites tackling councils and the multinationals, 25 February |
- Digital Citizens want to engage with politicians - Passive democracy is not enough, Feb 10 
- 70% of respondents agree that the internet makes it easier for them to participate in civic and political activities
- 49% agree that they would generally prefer to use the internet to participate in civic and political activities topic
- Carbon savings from councils encouraging local people to turn to their website for routine transactions are significantly in excess of the negative impact of extra IT server capacity. Savings nationally could come to over 14,000 tonnes of CO2 or 5,362 return air flights from Heathrow to Malaga each year. Communities and Local Government, January 17  topic
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