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Empowering society to tackle climate change

The GreenPlan has seven themes or key focus areas, activated by a series of community led initiatives. Once an activity is completed, a score is generated. Our goal is to see your community take on multiple activities to achieve a score through The GreenPlan model. Once your community reaches a score of 100 points it has reduced over one tonne of emissions.

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There is no funding available for this idea in United Kingdom, but these resources will still help to make your project happen!

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“It’s not rocket science, The GreenPlan starts with very small things and then builds for incredible impact. Everyone can do something and every action counts. We have so much fun developing new ideas and getting creative on what we can do around...

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Carol Loftus
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How to start a project on ChangeX

  • 1

    Create your project page

    Click the green start button to register and set up your project page. It’s quick, free and easy.

  • 2

    Complete a 30 Day Challenge

    Complete simple steps in 30 days to get your project off the ground.

  • 3

    Activate your project

    Follow the 5 Step Guide and your action plan to bring the project to life.

  • 4

    Share impact

    Share impact by posting a summary and photos and completing a survey.

Great for

  • People passionate about making their community more sustainable
  • Community leaders that value collective action
  • Resourceful and determined collaborators
  • People ready to take positive climate action
  • Anyone ready to live in the solution rather than talk about the problem

The GreenPlan project essentials

5 Step Guide

  • Download The GreenPlan Guide
  • Build your team
  • Plan your 10 activities
  • Measure impact
  • Get your certificate and scale


Suggested: Getting The GreenPlan up and running locally will require approximately 1 hour per week of the leader's time.


More information on how to get started and any resources shared by the The GreenPlan

163 The GreenPlan projects have already been started

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Meet the Social Innovator

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to The GreenPlan.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life and wellbeing on Earth for present and future generations by empowering your community to tackle climate change.

I often think of the phrase ‘the power of one’ and I think of how many times people have thought to themselves ‘what can I do’ or ‘can I make a difference’. The GreenPlan on ChangeX is a terrific opportunity for the individual to put a team together and for that team to take relatively easy actions that all join up to reduce emissions. The more communities that join up, the faster we can see real measurable impact and results.

I will be keeping in touch with all The GreenPlan Communities on ChangeX – so look out for regular updates.

Neil McCabe, Founder of The GreenPlan

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why a 30 day challenge?

    The 30 Day Challenge was developed by our Team based on our experience working with communities. We’ve learned that the first weeks are critical to build momentum and get off to a good start with any community project. Teams who complete these steps within the first month are much more likely to successfully complete their project!

    The Challenge is a series of simple steps that each applicant has to complete to get their project off the ground and unlock funding, if there is funding currently available for that idea in your region. Steps include watching a video and/or reading content, having a call with a ChangeX team member, forming a team so that you have support, having your first team meeting, sharing a team photo, and sharing a project action plan.

  • What can funding be used for?

    Once funding is received it can be used to cover direct set-up costs of the new community project. For example space rental, insurance fees, seeds and planting materials, tools, training fees; pretty much any materials you might need for a project that benefits your community.

    Funds cannot be used for the costs of work that has already been carried out, costs unrelated to the setup and maintenance of the new project, payments to group members for their work on the project. Funds can’t be used for the promotion of religious causes, non-charitable activities, sponsorship or fundraising events. Please read the terms and conditions for further details.

  • How do I know if there is funding available?

    On idea pages, if there is funding available for the idea in your region you will see “Funding available” and the region listed in the turquoise box. When you first login you will also see a green banner at the top of the screen saying “live funds near you” if there is funding available in your region. The ChangeX homepage will feature those live funds near you.

    A note on the waitlist: when all the funding has been allocated to applicants, new applicants will go on a waitlist. If some applicants that are in the fund don’t successfully complete the 30 Day Challenge their funding will be released and can be then allocated to those on the waitlist. To see if you are going on a waitlist check the main fund page, ideas fully allocated will have the note “Join the waitlist” instead of “Apply to start”.

  • What is ChangeX?

    ChangeX is a platform that connects communities to proven ideas and funding.

    By empowering local changemakers with proven ideas from social innovators and accessible funding from our partners, we aim to build healthier, more inclusive and sustainable communities. Our work is aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and together with our partners, we aim to impact 1 billion people globally by 2030.

    • Communities: Get the funding, resources and support you need to start impactful projects in your community.
    • Social innovators: Connect with local changemakers, access funding to scale your idea, and impact more communities globally.
    • Funders: Fund the themes and regions they care most about, with measurable impact, and at global scale.

    We believe that by bringing the best social innovations and the world’s changemakers together in a shared community, we can accelerate the spread of innovations across the world and have a bigger impact. Together we aim to unleash the potential of changemakers by enabling collaboration, by sharing knowledge and resources, by connecting changemakers across different disciplines and innovations and by opening up access to the world’s best proven social innovations to everyone.

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