Tools & Guides


Start Transition in your Community

The Essential Guide to Doing Transition. It is an invaluable guide for any community group that is just getting going and wants to re-imagine and rebuild our world from the bottom up.

Start a Climate Café

A Climate Café is an open, inclusive space for people to get together to talk and act on climate change. They are informal, everyone is welcome to join the conversation and get involved.

Transition Health Check

The Transition Health check is a great tool to help your group analyse what’s going well and also identify areas you could develop to make your group more effective. Here is a short video introduction to the tool.

Access support from your local Authority

There are many benefits for community groups to work closely with their Local Authority. Have a look at this very helpful guide to establishing successful partnership working and the ‘top tips‘ summary.

The secret to Talking about Climate Change

Talking about climate change can be hard. This explainer video that gives you tips and tricks on how to have effective climate conversations with family and friends.

Sell the Sizzle – How to Sell Climate Change

Based on depth research for the UK Government in 2011, Sell The Sizzle sets out the formula for compelling climate messages that actually change attitudes and behaviours. ​

Projects that change things for the better

Shifting Normal uses the Individual, Social and Material model of understanding how behaviour change happens to help guide the design of more successful community projects. It used case studies from SCCAN members.

Useful introductory resources about Dynamic Governance/ Sociocracy

Sociocracy combines consent decision-making, a decentralized system of authority and intentional processes to improve our decisions and processes over time into a governance system that supports process.

Explore on your own on Sociocracy for All’s resources page:

Effective Collaboration Training

While working together in groups can be fun and exciting, it’s not always easy. How can we collaborate more effectively with each other without replicating oppressive hierarchical structures or getting bogged-down by inefficient group processes and interpersonal conflict?

Workshop Material

Facilitate a Climate Adaption Workshop

Are we Ready? is a resource developed by SCCAN in conjunction with
Adaptation Scotland. All the resources you need to run a short workshop to get any group in your community starting to talk about climate change and how we can become more resilient.

Facilitate a Climate Justice Workshop

Developed in conjunction with SCCAN by Surefoot Effect and the Comparative Media Studies department, the Climate Justice workshop is a 2 hours session to open up conversations on the connection between colonialism and climate change.

Active Hope Foundations Training

A free video-based online course designed to nourish and strengthen your capacity to act for positive change in the world.

Would you like to become more engaged, encouraged, enlivened and empowered when facing concerns about the world?

Host a Workshop in your community!

Host a Climate Reality Leader presentation

A Climate Reality Leaders can show you how to take action. At a Climate Reality Leader presentation, you’ll learn about the local and global effects, as well as what you and your group can do to help create a better future for the planet.

Host a Climate for Change Conversation

Having lots of quality conversations about climate change is one of the most effective things we can do to stop it. Climate Conversations are facilitated discussions which aim to bring about effective action on climate change through the power of common people in Scotland.


En-ROADS Climate Solutions Simulator

En-ROADS is a freely-available online simulator that provides policymakers, educators, businesses, the media, and the public with the ability to test and explore cross-sector climate solutions.

Directory of Climate & Environmental Organisations Scotland

This is a new collection of links to environmental and community organisations, which has been put together by SCCAN’s regional network builders.