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Current CEA Resources
Visit these pages for a developing web-bank of resources and projects we’ve been involved in. It also includes relevant links and reports that motivate and inspire us. Also check our Training page for training course outlines.   Here’s a selection of recent materials.  


Every Action Counts – Changing the way we work
A guide to greening your office.
Written by Chris Church and Jan McHarry of Community Environment Associates and Jo Taylor of the Ethical Property Foundation. (2008)
Use of the material is encouraged under a Creative Commons licence.
www.environmentcity.org.uk/docs/bassac_green_office_book1.pdf

 

The ACEVO Sustainability Challenge
Chris co-wrote this report for ACEVO (the Association of chief executives of voluntary organisations) which suggests that, whatever an organisation’s primary purpose, sustainability will be central to delivering its mission. The challenge is two-fold. Firstly there is the need to integrate work on sustainability issues and to maintain the balance between social, economic and environmental impacts. The second part of the challenge is to manage the changes that will arise from linking the sustainability agenda with ongoing work. The report lays out three headline reasons why all organisations in the sector should keep sustainability high on their agendas.
www.acevo.org.uk/Page.aspx?pid=1170

 

Green Spaces for Faith – Stepping Forward Together
Produced by Jan McHarry for BTCV (2011). Download PDF here


Our Faith, Our Environment, Our Climate – A toolkit for faith organisations in LB Waltham Forest.
Capacity Global, April 2010. The pack was written by Jan McHarry, with support from Maria Adebowale and Chris Church. Use of the material is encouraged under the Creative Commons Agreement.
www.capacity.org.uk/downloads/faith_and_environment_toolkit.pdf

 

Is localism delivering for climate change? Emerging responses from local authorities, local enterprise partnerships and neighbourhood plans
A Green Alliance report for which Chris Church ran local consultation processes: http://www.green-alliance.org.uk/grea_p.aspx?id=6100
Other Green Alliance reports on energy over the last year are also very relevant.

 

Hard to Reach? The Diversity and Environment Manifesto
This 2010 report by Capacity Global (which Chris Church co-wrote) looks at why the environmental sector has failed so often to engage with diverse groups, notably Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, but also disabled communities and older and young people, many of whom feel excluded from environmental action. It suggests that there is much to be done to develop diversity within the sector, and that there are a range of good reasons to do so. If we are to have community action on sustainability and climate change then it should reflect the whole community.
http://capacity.org.uk/downloads/hard_to_reach_manifesto.pdf

 

London Faiths and Environment Map
An interactive community map open for contributions. Produced by Mapping for Change and supported by the Conservation Foundation. Access via Mapping for Change (see below) or www.communitymaps.org.uk
 

External resources

Climate Progress
This US website is one of the best around on key developing climate issues: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/issue/

 

Community Energy

The Centre for Sustainable Energy  – www.cse.org.uk – remains the single best source of information for community organisations looking to develop energy projects

 

Community Pathways
This web-based resource (chris helped develop it) offers advice to communities looking to take action on climate change – based on nearly 40 different community approaches from across the UK  www.communitypathways.org.uk

 

Local United
A network for social entrepreneurs tackling sustainability and climate issues – some very useful case studies and templates  www.localunited.net

 

Mapping for Change
We work closely with Mapping for Change, a community interest company based at University College London (which Chris helped set up) . The website has a lot of relevant information on the use of mapping and IT with communities:  www.mappingforchange.org.uk – the ‘services we offer’ offers links to many community maps.

 

The Switch
This is the newsletter from ANPED, the Northern Alliance for Sustainability, an international not-for-profit organization representing a network of NGOs in the Northern hemisphere with a mission to pro-actively promote the agenda on environmental justice and systemic change for the economy. Chris chaired ANPED for 8 years. Anyone interested in radical green economy action should sign up at www.anped.org

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