TrIsCo (Transition Island Communities: Empowering Localities to Act) was a two year project – July 2009 to September 2011 - aimed at overcoming the barriers to implementing low carbon communities.
With a focus on different ‘islands’ of communities (households, businesses and public organisations) the project strived to identify and understand what works best to bring people together and to encourage collective action to reduce CO2 emissions.
The TrIsCo Partnership
Central to TrIsCo’s impact was the exchange of experience, expertise, good practice and training by a multi-disciplinary team. The project was a joint venture between six organisations in six regions:
The partnership explored good practices for behaviour change, community engagement, energy efficiency and CO2 reduction across the project regions. Knowledge was exchanged through study tours, interregional events and local, regional, national and international working partnerships. This learning shaped the delivery of community engagement activities across the partnership.
TrIsCo: A Brief Summary
TrIsCo Project Findings
The partnership has produced to two documents through TrIsCo:
Community Engagement on Low Carbon Living - Project Report
The report contains details of the range of initiatives undertaken and good practices identified; discussion of the potential transferability of good practices, as well as recommendations for the effective delivery of community engagement initiatives aimed at promoting low carbon living.
Good Practices Catalogue: Community Engagement on Low Carbon Living
The catalogue showcases the good practices identified in the partner regions; it is a catalogue of practical initiatives and techniques which aims to inform and inspire those looking to undertake community engagement activities.