Here are links to some organisations and info that Scottish Communities CAN members have found useful. Please let us know of any other organisations or groups you think we should add: use the Contact Us form

The Ultimate Guide to Sustainability & Recycling for Kids

Home Energy Conservation for Kids by Homeadvisor (recommended by Peyton who used it for her school project)


Eco-Friendly Living

Guide to an Eco-Friendly Home: 

Ultimate Guide to Eco-Friendly Cars

Guide to Eco-Friendly Home Lighting

Build a Bottle Bird Feeder

ReviewLab has an in-depth guide called the “Green Home Resource Guide”


CCFReview December 2015

LowCarbonScotland_meeting the ERT2013-27 How Scottish Government plans to meet the Emissions Reduction Target in 2013-2027

ScotGovClimateChangeMitigationbudget201516 Scottish Government’s budget for climate change mitigation in 2015-16

2020 Climate Group

The 2020 Climate Group’s long term aim is to contribute to the transformational change1 required for Scotland to progress to a low carbon economy by bringing together business, voluntary and public sectors to work together.


Compare and Share

Compare and Share offers car sharing and car pooling options



General info on Car Clubs in Scotland, and links to community car clubs –


Climate Challenge Fund

The scheme provides funding for community groups to run projects that reduce their community’s carbon emissions in order to improve their local environment and our shared global environment. Keep Scotland Beautiful allocates funding and provides ongoing support.


Community Development Alliance Scotland

brings together networks and organisations at the Scottish level to promote policy and practice that supports community development


Community Energy Scotland (CES)

Community Energy Scotland is a registered charity that provides practical help for communities on green energy development and energy conservation


Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS)

The Development Trusts Association Scotland is the national body for development trusts in Scotland, supporting you to unlock the potential within your community.


Energy Saving Trust

Through our partnerships we offer impartial advice to communities and households on how to reduce carbon emissions, use water more sustainably and save money on energy bills. We work with governments, local authorities, third sector organisations and businesses. 


Foundation Scotland

Foundation Scotland is an independent charity established to strengthen local communities by providing a source of funding to community led projects the length and breadth of Scotland.


Greener Scotland

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Greener Scotland is your one-stop website for information and practical advice on greener living in Scotland.


Home Energy Scotland (Energy Saving Trust’s advice centres) 

advice, case studies and schemes for energy saving and generation at home – see also Energy Saving Trust


Scottish Government has published a tool that is designed to support behavioural change. It’s called ISM , which stands for Individual, Social, Material. There’s a guide to using the tool, ‘Influencing Behaviours – Moving Beyond the Individual – A User Guide to the ISM Tool’ available as a reader-friendly download here:


Local Energy Scotland

Advice on generating your own community income from a renewable energy project and on maximising the local impact from commercial community benefits.  Local development officers based throughout Scotland can give you practical advice and talk you through your ideas or issues. Call us free on 0808 808 2288.



Scotland’s Sustainable Local Food Network.


People & Planet

UK students campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment.


Resource Efficient Scotland (RES)

We help organisations across Scotland save money by using resources more efficiently. We provide free, specialist advice and on-site support to help decision makers in business, public and third-sector organisations cut their energy, water and raw material costs.


Scottish Communities Alliance

We support the




fortnightly briefing ‘Local People Leading’


Supporting you to manage your organisation, and to find funding. Includes Funding Scotland database: 


Stop Climate Chaos

Stop Climate Chaos Coalition, the UK’s largest group of people dedicated to action on climate change and limiting its impact on the world’s poorest communities.


Transition Network

Transition Network supports community-led responses 
to climate change and shrinking supplies of cheap energy, building resilience and happiness.

Transition 2.0 Film

The Transition Ingredients – there’s a card game that goes with this and it’s very effective at helping to identify what’s missing or what next to focus on within your core group/organisation.

Transition Support Advice

(and specifically the Healthcheck item).

REconomy and the Economic Evaluations and Example Enterprises it lists.

Transition Culture. The blogs of Rob Hopkins. Great reading.


Transition Scotland





We are a growing network of communities who are working towards a fossil-fuel-free world, at same time as making the places we live in more vibrant, productive, interconnected and rewarding. This website is run by and for people who’re working locally for a better future.

There is also some excellent work produced by Transition Scotland Support folks when they had CCF funding. Recipes, Games for kids, Advice on how to run big events, etc.


Zero Waste Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland delivers a range of support programmes, campaigns and other interventions to help people and organisations on the journey to Zero Waste.