In 1998 in the UK, ruralnet|online was founded to use the Internet as a medium for providing information and support to rural towns. Now, 10 years later, its founders embarked on a new co-design project to make use of Web 2.0 technologies.

The purpose of ruralnet has evolved and its new site is called the Community Carbon Network. Its function is very similar to that of Presilience, but it’s based on a thriving organization of individuals and local communities, where Presilience is currently based on one person’s curiosity and intention to help. From CCN:

Here you will discover other like-minded people taking action to tackle climate change. The network consists of other communities who want to learn more about how to develop and maintain their projects – and share what they know and have learnt in the process.

The network will pull together relevant information from across the worldwide web and deliver it to communities in a way that is timely and easy to access.

Importantly, the network consists of REAL people who want to collaborate with other REAL people; the best information and advice comes from those who have ‘been there and done that’.