Go for the gold!

The CCR website is divided into three areas:
  • Blue bars at top provide general principles
  • Black bars provide an example in Cambridge, UK
  • Gold bars invite you to Take Action 
Are you ready to Take Action? Go for the Gold.
Community Carbon Reduction (CCR) mobilizes everyone in a  community to work together on solutions to the risks of climate change. Our focus is on carbon reduction, but our methods of Collective Action help communities respond effectively to other issues as diverse as environmental protection, food security and affordable housing.

CCR is a social enterprise provided by Cambridge Science and Policy Consulting with free expert support to projects reducing carbon emissions. Our focus is on communities, meaning cities, neighborhoods and residential or business complexes, as these are the scales of action where individuals - working together - can have the greatest impact. Projects we support can be any combination of behavior change, energy efficient buildings, and low carbon community energy systems (we do not work at the scale of grid power, since that is best left to the professionals at utilities). We call these three areas of support:

The action templates and tools you will find here use examples from San Diego, California in the US and Cambridge in the UK, as these are the two cities in which we live. But our approach to carbon reduction can be applied in communities anywhere in the world with a commitment to reducing the risks of climate change.


You can visit our services either through the following hotlinks or using the horizontal navigation bar.

The Learning Centre
Project California
Project San Diego
Project You


This video was produced by the Vatican for the Pope's 2015 encyclical on the responsibility to reduce the risks of climate change, featuring the leader of the CCR. It is a global call to action for governments, businesses, communities and individuals world-wide. Just turn your speakers on and click the arrow to begin the video.

Learn how CCR helped develop the principles of community carbon reduction in Cambridge UK through the video below. It is a movie of about 9 minutes featuring the launch of Cambridge Retrofit. The same process is supported by CCR in San Diego, Cambridgeshire and other communities.