By using the Toolkit to select carbon and emission reduction actions, you’ll be playing a part in reducing the impacts of climate change on us all.
You’ll also be part of creating a local picture of the actions, aspirations and needs of your local community to help your local council formulate policies directly relevant to your area.
Inspires you into action
Gives relevant information in support of each action
Show your progress and commitments
Informs local council decision making
By combining everyone’s information, in an anonymous way, the Toolkit informs local council Carbon Reduction Plans and supports community relevant action.
As use of the Toolkit expands, it will increasingly support the development of policies and actions at county and national levels, too.
What's in the Toolkit?
We’ve researched more than 60 different carbon reducing actions, grouped into categories, and rated them by cost and carbon impact. There are actions suitable for all individual circumstances. You’ll find them all waiting for you in the Toolkit.
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Why is a local approach so important?
Much climate policy is driven by a top-down, national approach. It doesn’t take into account regional differences around the country. By using The Great Collaboration Toolkit you are part of a bottom-up, local initiative that provides detailed, local information to allow local policy to be directed at the specific needs of local communities. In other words, you’re helping get the right actions to happen in the place that you live.
How to get started
Open the Toolkit and browse through the various sections.
When you come across an action you’ve already done, tell us by clicking Already Done.
When you come across an action you can’t do, or don’t want to do, click Not For Now and tell us a little about why.
Try to find half a dozen actions that interest you, and click Commit to say you’ll take that action within the next 12 months.
There are lots of actions to choose from. Each one shows the likely cost (FREE, £, ££, £££, ££££) and the potential emissions reduction (CO₂↓, CO₂↓↓, CO₂↓↓↓).