User Guide


Every group must have at least one organisation – but organisations are designed to be flexible entities. An organisation will typically be a church or non-profit that is located in a certain place (though you don't have to do things this way).

Although 360°carbon doesn't need to know exactly where your organisation is located it is useful to include as it will enable other people to find you and (eventually) request to join you in working on carbon footprints.

Using Organisations

  • If your church has one main meeting place and no additional buildings, the church itself is the only organisation that you need.
  • If your church has a meeting place and additional buildings there are two options. Which option you choose will also depend on how you have set up your groups:
    1. The organisation is the church and each building (e.g. Main Church Building, Church Hall and Minister's House) is simply added to the organisation: This approach means that only in the Energy section is it possible to track per-building footprints.
    2. Or, each building can be its own organisation. In this case you would name the single building: This would mean that you can track the footprint of each building across all calculator categories (Energy, Travel, Food, Expenditure, and Waste & Water).
  • For a parish, circuit, ecumenical partnership or other grouping the organisation can be either the grouping itself, or each church can be its own organisation.

Group Member Access

Depending on the type of group member you are, different options will be available:

View an organisation's details and carbon footprints – click/tap the organisations's name.
Start a new carbon footprint for an organisation.
Edit an organisation's name and details.
Lock/Unlock an organisation – this stops anyone starting new footprints for the organisation and locks all footprints associated with the organisation.
Delete an organisation. If the organisation has footprints those will also be deleted. This cannot be undone!!
Add new organisations.

The permissions from Organisations “trickle down” to Footprints – if you can edit, lock or delete an organisation you can also edit, lock or delete its footprints.