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Climate emergency: practical resources

Initiatives, useful information, and resources provided by our partners and other organisations.

Calculating your footprint

These highly practical tools will help you get an initial assessment of your carbon footprint. You can also reach out to our partners Energise who provide emissions audits and ongoing support to measure your outputs and set targets.

Calculate the carbon footprint of your church, charity or small business

The Carbon Footprint Calculator has been designed to help UK based SMEs measure their corporate emission footprint following GHG Protocol Guidance.

Estimate your web page carbon footprint.

Understand how your cloud usage impacts our environment and what you can do about it.

Calculate how your activity contributes to pollution levels and learn how you can make a difference for Clean Air Day and beyond.

The Green Web Foundation lets you check if your website is hosted green.

Free set of unique carbon calculators developed by Julie’s Bicycle specifically for the creative industries, to understand the environmental impacts of cultural buildings, offices, outdoor events, tours and productions.

ACEVO members can access further resources in our tools and templates section, including:

  • Environmental starter questions to get the conversation going
  • A template environmental policy
  • Working from home and travel tips

Information hubs

Dive a little deeper into certain topics by exploring these sites, which gather existing resources and provide advice on more specific areas.

We have created a glossary of some key terms for anyone who is not familiar with climate/environmental jargon. 

An introductory guide by Julie’s Bicycle to creative climate justice, sharing some key issues, ideas & concepts.

Supporting the North East’s VCSE sector towards Net Zero.

Ethical funding for cultural organisations.

Doing just some of these things is likely to be important to your beneficiaries, donors and funders.

This wiki, hosted by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is intended as a shared platform, where we can learn and collaborate together.

Demonstrate your commitment to water efficiency and apply  a checkmark for your office. 

Population growth, rising water use and climate change will increasingly affect future water resources in the UK. If water efficiency action is not increased, the UK could be hit by water shortages by 2050.

Office and Facilities Managers can make small but effective changes to reduce the water used in the office.

The Zero Carbon Britain Hub and Innovation Lab helps turn climate and biodiversity emergency declarations into action.

Community groups, clubs, charities and volunteers: what does sustainability have to do with you?

Free webtool for public service providers designed to identify who is vulnerable to climate change and fuel poverty and why, highlight neighbourhoods where climate disadvantage is highest, and explain the factors involved and help you decide what actions to take.

A tool for investors to assess companies’ readiness to transition to carbon net-zero.

The Clean Air Hub has brought together information on what air pollution is, how it affects your health and what actions you can take to protect yourself and others.

Bright and colourful posters are just one way that we can help you and your co-workers become recycling pros. Print off and display by your bins for beautifully simple recycling. 

Factsheets and briefings adapted to different sectors and industries on what types of action to adapt to climate change risks and opportunities would be beneficial in the next five years.

Campaigns

Get involved with climate and environmental campaigns.

Bringing together allies from across the climate, nature, development and UK social justice worlds to tackle Covid, injustice and climate change. 

Call on all UK pension funds to put people and planet on a par with profit when investing our pensions, including by committing to Net Zero emissions by 2050.

Amplifying BAME voices in the UK environmental movement.

A 12-month project bringing together organisers from across the climate movement to tell the stories that matter, and strengthen our movement in the fight for justice.

Bringing together the UK’s big-name NGOs towards four big public engagement moments in 2021.

A climate charity which works to equip communities, groups and individuals across the country to communicate the urgency of climate change with their local politicians.

Bringing together civil society in Scotland to call for urgent action from Scottish Government and for them to champion climate justice.

A coalition of 15 influential organisations based in Wales, who work together to mobilise our supporters and others across Wales to bring about changes to help tackle climate change.

A vision-led, unifying and place-based set of principles, processes, and practices that build economic and political power to shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy. 

A digital tool which helps users process difficult emotions, imagine a better future, and learn more about the impact of collective climate action. Designed for young adults who are most at risk of eco-anxiety and other mental health impacts of climate change, the self-guided journey aims to restore hope, agency and ambition towards a sustainable future.

A campaign calling for at least a 50% representation of women, in all their diversity, at the top levels of all future climate delegations. 

Communications

Learn how to better communicate climate action to your stakeholders.

A toolkit for engaging the British public on climate change.

This toolkit offers advice on putting together a communications plan, creating content and gaining media coverage, as well as customisable templates for emails, posters, press releases and social media copy and a list of useful resources and guidelines.

This guide is for campaigners, activists, spokespeople, and anyone trying to talk about climate justice. The aim is to bring global justice into our understanding and advocacy on climate breakdown.

Designed to help you cut through complexity and get straight to the definition, explanation and content that you need.

The world’s only evidence-based and impact focused climate photography resource

How supporting young people to recognise, understand and take control of climate narratives and their climate stories is an important part of helping them to cope with their emotions and lead climate action.

Articles and publications

Not an ACEVO member?

If you have any queries please email info@acevo.org.uk or call 020 7014 4600.