The Community Development Foundation (CDF) has launched “Green Up! Five ways of working with your council on sustainability: a practical guide for community and voluntary groups.” Here is some information from CDF about what you can expect from the guide:
Green Up! is a key resource for community groups who want to work with their council on issues such as sustainability, climate change and the environment, but don’t know where to start. It can also be used for more advanced groups who want to have a clearer idea of what their council is meant to do in terms of sustainability.
It sets out what frameworks councils are currently using, such as Local Area Agreements and Sustainable Community Strategies, and how local groups can link to those, and most importantly, get their own work supported in a financial and non-financial way. The guide also explains all the words and vocabulary commonly used by councils, so local groups can clearly understand ‘council speak’.
Green Up! contains several hands-on examples from groups such as local Transition Towns, civic societies and faith groups. It also has tips from community group members who are successfully working with their council on issues relating to sustainability, climate change, the environment and energy.
Please use this link to find out more and download a free copy of the document from the CDF website.