finding common ground


creating new local low-carbon collaborations across Scotland

There are hundreds of groups in Scotland making progress and creating change on environmental issues.


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.