Call for Impact case studies

12 November 2021

Have you been using Impact - our carbon footprint tool - to run green projects in your area? If so, we want to hear from you!

Impact was launched in February 2021 as a platform to give small communities (parishes and towns) usable data on their carbon emissions.

It works through highlighting the key ‘impact areas’ of a given community - those places where focused community-based action can make the biggest contribution to local emissions. Presenting this information in a simple, dynamic user interface, Impact aims to make complex emissions data easy to understand and to share, empowering the layperson to take steps to decarbonise their local area. Visit the Impact website to explore and read more about the tool.

We're now looking to create some case studies to showcase what can be achieved through Impact.

Over the last year, many communities have started exploring the tool to investigate and act upon their local carbon emissions. We would like to find out more about how different groups have found using the tool, and especially the kind of low-carbon projects that the tool has enabled in communities across the UK. This will help us to build a stock of useful examples that can be shared on the Impact website to inspire other communities to get involved.

If you have a project that you would be happy to discuss, please fill out this short survey with some information about you and your project. We may then get in touch to arrange a short follow-up chat.

If you have any questions about the Impact tool or suggestions for how it could be improved, you can contact the project team at impact-tool@cse.org.uk.


The development of the Impact tool was part-funded through CSE’s charitable reserve, the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, via the Midlands Energy Hub, and the UKRI Strategic Priorities Fund. Impact is currently focused on Town and Parish Council level, but there’s a clear demand for this data at other levels, such as electoral ward. We’re actively fundraising to be able to meet this demand. If you’d like to contribute donations can be made here.

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