Useful Resources (other organisations)
Sustainable Community Strategies
The Community Development Foundation has just published a free guide, Green Up!
It provides local people, community and volunteer groups with everything they need to work productively with their councils on environment and sustainability issues.
Green Up contains several hands-on examples from groups such as local Transition Towns, civic societies and faith groups. It also has tips from local group members who are successfully working with their council on issues relating to sustainability and the environment.
To download the guide from the Community Development Foundation website click here
Climate Action Groups
Climate Outreach and Information Network (COIN) have created
Climate Action Groups. These are groups of people who come together to take decisive action on a climate change issue of their choice over a six-month period. The toolkit includes:
• How to plan, publicise and get the best out of your Matchmaker (the event that creates and launches the Climate Action Groups)
• A step-by-step guide to facilitating the Matchmaker and final evaluation event.
• A guide for Climate Action Group Convenors who coordinate each resulting group including tips on how to chair meetings and how to keep the momentum going.
• An appendices section including sample publicity materials and action plans.
In addition to the toolkit, COIN is offering free support and advice to those who want to set up Climate Action Groups including facilitation of the Matchmaker (the event that sets up the groups) and assistance for those looking to obtain funding to support their groups.