But these groups often work in isolation and collaboration can be confined to individual networks.
Over the course of a three-year research project our team of five researcher-activists interviewed, observed, and learned from dozens of community sustainability groups across Scotland.
One thing that stood out to us in our interactions was that many people want to pursue stronger regional collaborations, but just aren't sure how to get started.
Many people thought it might help to make a map, so we made one.
On the basis of a 1-year impact grant, we are setting up workshops across Scotland to bring together groups within a local region. These workshops are meant to create a collaborative space in which we can think together about best-practices for local collaborations.
Want to do a workshop in your area? Get in touch with our research team!
You can also read more about the nitty-gritty details of the project workshops by clicking here.
You might also want to think about coming along for our conference on "Faith Communities and Environmental Activism" in May 2017