You can download a variety of our most popular resources from this page. We produce newsletters, case studies, guides and handbooks which can help you get the information you want. If you don’t find what you need here, have a look at the resource pages of this site, where you can browse a vast range of materials produced by groups all over the world.
Up-to-the-minute resources for community action
Rising to the Climate Challenge: a mythbusting toolkit for everyone
Do you ever wish there was a simple booklet about climate change and community action targeted at people in Scotland? Well, now there is. Our 16-page climate mythbuster has met with a great response from people, who have been ordering it in piles from our office to distribute to their friends, neighbours and colleagues. You can download it here or contact us at the office if you’d like to receive a pack to distribute in your neighbourhood.
Our regular newsletter tells you more about SEAD’s activities
Switch On to Climate Change leaflet
This leaflet tells you about some of the services and resources we offer through our Switch On to Climate Change project.
Many of the publications we have produced over the years are still useful today. Here you can download some of the most successful resources from past projects – including information about how to get people involved in community action.
This is a pack of different resources about people, power and participation. These documents give practical help on how communities can mobilise to take action on the issues affecting them.
- Shifting the Balance
- Patterns of poverty (2.9MB pdf)
- Running a participatory conference (4MB pdf)
- To their own agenda – Running participatory meetings in the community (6MB pdf)
- Turning the Tide – views of sustainable development (5.4MB pdf)
- Breaking the barriers: A disability activist from Tanzania visits Scotland (2.7MB pdf)
- Models of democracy from Mexico, South Africa and Scotland (6.6MB pdf)
- Democratising democracy – education for citizenship (4MB pdf)
- More than money: Economic development in Scotland, Sri Lanka and the Dominican Republic (2.9MB pdf)
- Appendix for the handbook
In the late 1990s we worked with agroforestry farmers in the Dominican Republic who were working together to build resilient communities after Hurricane Georges. The project was very successful as an example of a partnership between an organisation in Scotland and community action in the Dominican Republic. A case study of this work is available here in Spanish and English.