Building Local Groups

I have been thinking about the need and practicalities of building groups
for climate action campaigning in our local areas. These groups are more
likely to be coalitions governed by a coordinating council and shared values
and aims.
It will involve getting local FoE, greenpeace and Transition Towns but also
local schools, colleges and universities. From these local coalitions we can
raise funding for actions coordinated by CCC but also recruit people into
CCC from these groups but in the spirit of cooperation rather than
competition.
However to do this we need to know where we overlap in interests as well as
differ. I am kickstarting this discussion to find out what groups already
exist and how we can use past experience to build not just more atomised
local groups but more regional coordination with transparent and useful
structures.
 (Originally posted in the Google Group Mar 4: 8:41 am)

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