Here are some links you may find useful:
allthingseco.co.uk - an online eco directory with eco news, green campaigns, living local guides and more - giving green living a helping hand.
BBC Saving Planet Earth Donations made in association with the Saving Planet Earth TV series are passed to the BBC Wildlife Fund. The Fund will distribute the money raised to a range of wildlife conservation charity projects. You cannot donate to just one conservation project through the BBC Wildlife Fund. This is the first charity that 10% of any money raised on Green Information will be sent to.
Visit British Recycled Products for a range of construction products and street furniture made in Britain using 100% recycled British waste that would have otherwise been diverted to landfill. All material is sourced within 60 miles and processed locally.
The Bettery Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT) leads the way in changing attitudes towards battery farmers and is proud of its policy to work with them rather than condemn. They do not concur with extremist views or tactics
Join the Chicken out to urge the UK Government not to lower chicken welfare standards
Compassion in World Farming was founded over 40 years ago in 1967 by a British farmer who became horrified by the development of modern, intensive factory farming. Today they campaign peacefully to end all cruel factory farming practices. They believe that the biggest cause of cruelty on the planet deserves a focused, specialised approach – so they only work on farm animal welfare.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) was created in October 2008, to bring together:
Climate change is not only a massive threat to the global environment, it is also perhaps the greatest economic challenge facing us in the twenty-first century. It demands an urgent and radical response across the developed and developing world.
At the same time, the UK needs to secure clean, safe, affordable energy to heat and power our homes and businesses. Creating a low carbon and resource efficient world means making major structural changes to the way we work and live, including how we source, manage and use our energy.
DECC exists to take the lead in tackling these challenges.
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Eco Schools - The Government in England wants every school to be a sustainable school by 2020. The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) launched their Sustainable Schools Framework in 2006 when the Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP set out challenging long-term aspirations for schools to mainstream learning about sustainable development issues and sustainable practices into everyday school life.
Energy Savings Trust are an independent, UK-based organisation focused on promoting action that leads to the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions - a key contributor to man-made climate change. They are the source of free advice and information for people across the UK looking to save energy, conserve water and reduce waste.
The Freecycle network is a place to give or receive what you have and don't need or what you need and don't have -- a free cycle of giving which keeps stuff out of landfills.
The Farm Animal Welfare Council (FAWC) is an independent advisory body established by the Government in 1979. Its terms of reference are to keep under review the welfare of farm animals on agricultural land, at market, in transit and at the place of slaughter; and to advise the Government of any legislative or other changes that may be necessary.
The Council can investigate any topic falling within its remit, communicate freely with outside bodies, the European Commission and the public and publish its advice independently.
The Funding Buddies project is a programme to assist community and voluntary groups access funding opportunities. It will also develop training courses to increase and enhance the skills of community organisations.
Good Gifts is a charitable gifts catalogue, guaranteeing that 100% of the gift price is spent on the gift, exactly as specified
Green Refurb are Environmentally Friendly Building Contractors with a fundamental difference. Wherever possible, they will only use reclaimed or recycled materials, or those with the lowest impact on the people and planet around us.
The Kent Low Carbon Community toolkit is based on the experience of the 4 pilot communities to date and is published here so that any other community in Kent may use it. The toolkit was launched by Kent County Councillors Keith Ferrin and Leyland Ridings on 4 December 2008 at Eastchurch Primary School.
Low Carbon Buildings Programme - Government grants available for renewable energy installations.
Mark Lynas - Environmental writer. Mark Lynas has worked for nearly a decade as a specialist on climate change, and is author of three books on the subject – ‘High Tide: News from a warming world’ (2004), ‘Carbon Calculator’ (2007) and ‘Six Degrees: Our future on a hotter planet’ (2007).
Open 4 Funding is a suite of online funding search portals designed to empower local individuals and organisations by giving them all the information they need to find relevant funding and support. See some environmental community projects underway.
Transition Towns - A Transition Initiative is a community (lots of examples ) working together to look Peak Oil and Climate Change squarely in the eye and address this BIG question:
"for all those aspects of life that this community needs in order to sustain itself and thrive, how do we significantly increase resilience (to mitigate the effects of Peak Oil) and drastically reduce carbon emissions (to mitigate the effects of Climate Change)?"
The Warm Front Scheme provides a package of insulation and heating improvements up to the value of £3,500 (or £6,000 where oil, low carbon or renewable technologies are recommended). It is a Government-funded initiative and the scheme is managed by Eaga.
Water Conservation - a good resource of water conservation methods
Waterwise - aim to reverse the upward trend in how much water we all use at home and at work by 2010. Lots of useful information on how to reduce your water usage, particularly useful if you have a water meter.
WRAP helps individuals, businesses and local authorities to reduce waste and recycle more, making better use of resources and helping to tackle climate change.
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