Federation for Community Development Learning
Federation for Community Development Learning

Sustainability Tasters

As part of the Every Action Counts programme, FCDL has been getting the government's sustainable development message out to people through community groups. Following a detailed survey, we ran a series of workshops and have produced sample training material which can be used with community group members, activists, people working in the community and community development workers.


Four three-hour taster session packs have been designed for members of community groups. These cover the main areas of sustainable development policy and explore how groups can contribute to a more sustainable world. Click on the titles below to download the packs as pdf documents.

Although much of the material we have produced so far has been created for workshops and more formal kinds of training, the material can also be used in informal learning, where a trainer/worker is working with groups and needs information on a particular topic or a way of introducing an idea, or some examples of what other people have been doing.

1. Care For Your Area
CFYA 11.07.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [533.6 KB]
2. Improving the Environment Through Community Buildings
Comm Buildings 11.07.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [532.7 KB]
3. Climate Change Communications
ccc 11.07.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [776.1 KB]
4. Food and Communities
Food 11.07.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [610.4 KB]

The following two taster session packs, also of three hours each, are aimed at paid community workers and others working with community groups. One explores different ways to introduce sustainable development to community groups, and the other focuses on influencing and using local policies to include sustainable development and to generate the resources needed to support this work in communities.

5. Community Development & Environmental Action
CD Env Action 11.07.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [521.0 KB]
6 Strategies & Policies to Support Environmental Action
Strat app 11.07.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [603.1 KB]

Our latest taster session packs are:

7. Local Actions on Travel & Transport
Taster_Pack_7_Transport local Actions ta[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [526.6 KB]
8. Impact of Travel/Transport on Communities
Taster_Pack_8_Transport Impacts taster r[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [392.8 KB]
9. Climate Justice, Environmental Justice and Community Action
Taster_Pack_9_Climate Justice rev.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [460.1 KB]
10. Policies for Environmental Action
Taster_Pack_10_Policy Taster rev.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [359.3 KB]
11. Environmental Justice
Taster pack 11 Env Justice 14 08 09.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.2 MB]
12. What Planet Are You On?
What Planet Are You On taster web.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.1 MB]
13. Training Techniques for Environmental Action
Trainers techniques taster 13.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.6 MB]
14. Environmental Action and Community Cohesion
cohesion taster 14.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [674.2 KB]

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