Self-assessment tools

Based on the methodology and findings of WP2 and drawing on the results of WP3, we have developed two self-assessment tools: The Resilience Compass and the Track-It! Calculator. These are designed to help community-based initiatives to reflect on the impact of their activities.

The Resilience Compass

The Resilience Compass builds on Nick Wilding’s community resilience framework. It introduces four dimensions (people, economy, links and culture) and three states (breakdown, breakeven and breakthrough) of resilience. Using the resilience compass, community-based initiatives can reflect on the current state of their community and target actions for the future.

The Resilience compass is accompanied by an information sheet (English version | suomeksi | Versione italiana), and a video tutorial:

 

The Track-it! Tool
The Track-It! Tool makes the GHG accounting methodology developed in WP2 available to community-based initiatives to calculate the emissions savings achieved by their activities. It covers 8 different activities across the four TESS domains (Food, Energy, Transport and Waste) and calculates the avoided greenhouse gas emissions in kg CO2 emissions. By relating these savings to the carbon footprint of the average European, the tool makes the figures accessible to community activists and allows them to get to grips with their climate impact.

The Track-It! Tool is accompanied by an information sheet (English version | suomeksi | Versione italiana), extensive technical documentation and another video tutorial:

 

The self-assessment tools themselves, as well as explanatory information sheets and videos, are hosted on the community-facing TESS platform:www.sustainable-communities.eu.