Big-Thinking Local Action

Energy

Switch to renewables for limitless clean energy. Showing 6 initiatives out of 24.

Showing 6 initiatives out of 24

Raasay Community Renewables

Building two community-owned hydro schemes on the Isle of Raasay.

  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Energy
  • Nature
  • Land Use

People's Energy

Offering renewable electricity with some of the lowest prices on the market.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Greater fairness
  • Energy

ESCO-in-a-box

Helping local organisations and authorities assist SMEs to improve their energy efficiency.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Buildings

Low Carbon West Oxford

Reducing carbon emissions at a local community level through integrated and nature-based action.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Nature

Devas Youth Club Sustainability Project

Turning Devas Youth Club into a sustainability beacon in the local community.

  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Energy
  • Buildings

European Marine Energy Centre

Reducing the cost and time for testing new offshore power generation.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Energy
  • Transport

Buildings

Design, build and live in ways that consume, waste and pollute less. Showing 6 initiatives out of 6.

Showing 6 initiatives out of 6

Empowered by Energy

Empowering refugees and asylum seekers to understand UK energy systems and save energy and money.

  • Health & wellbeing
  • Buildings
  • Energy

Cloughjordan Ecovillage Co. Tipperary

Demonstrating best practice in community development and rural regeneration.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Buildings
  • Energy
  • Land Use

REACH Homes

Building low impact homes from recycled materials.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Waste
  • Buildings
  • Energy
  • Circular Economy

Cumbria Green Build & Sustainable Living Festival

Inspiring ideas for more sustainable homes, communities and businesses.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Consumerism
  • Depleted resources
  • Buildings
  • Nature
  • Land Use

LILAC – Low Impact Living Affordable Community

Changing our broken housing system to make it fairer and provide more security.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Buildings
  • Energy
  • Land Use

Goldsmith Street

Developing council-owned, energy-efficient, environmentally friendly new homes.

  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Buildings
  • Energy
  • Land Use

Circular Economy

Repair, remanufacture, recycle to make the economy grow. Showing 6 initiatives out of 24.

Showing 6 initiatives out of 24

Botley Community Larder

Using surplus food to combat waste and bring the community together.

  • Food supply
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

PramDepot

Passing on pre-loved baby clothes and equipment to vulnerable new mums.

  • Consumerism
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

New 2 You

Turning unwanted furniture items into stylish new pieces and creating new employment opportunities.

  • Consumerism
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

RecycLine

Recycling spectacles for organisations within the optical and wider recycling sectors.

  • Consumerism
  • Depleted resources
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

The TOY Project

Collecting used and new toys to give to children who need them.

  • Consumerism
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Move On Wood Recycling

Selling handcrafted furniture and other reclaimed wood products.

  • Consumerism
  • Waste
  • Circular Economy

Transport

Avoid, shift or improve your mode of transport. Showing 6 initiatives out of 10.

Showing 6 initiatives out of 10

Ginger

Offering electric scooters for hire in cities across the UK.

  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Transport
  • Circular Economy

Food Connect

Providing a zero-emissions service to transport surplus food from businesses to communities.

  • Air pollution
  • Waste
  • Greater fairness
  • Transport
  • Circular Economy

Charge My Street

Installing and operating community electric vehicle chargepoints.

  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Transport
  • Energy

Car-Free School Streets

Making streets outside schools free from cars for pupils at the start and end of the school day.

  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Transport

Anti-Idling Toolkit

Putting a stop to idling engines in local neighbourhoods.

  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Transport

WOW Year-Round Walk To School Challenge

Encouraging more children to walk to school on a regular basis.

  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Transport

Nature

Make nature part of healthy living and a resilient built environment. Showing 6 initiatives out of 18.

Showing 6 initiatives out of 18

Community Of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST)

Conserving and restoring the seas around Arran and the Clyde.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Nature

Tiny Forests

Mitigating the effects of the climate crisis, one Tiny Forest at a time.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Nature
  • Land Use

Street Trees and their Benefits

Exploring the benefits of planting street trees on carbon and air pollution.

  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Nature
  • Buildings

Naturehood

Reversing wildlife decline by empowering communities to take positive action.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Nature

Greenisland Allotment Gardens

Promoting wellbeing and food security through more sustainable, local cultivation.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food supply
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Nature
  • Land Use

Greening Stevenson Square

Planting trees and making green roofs to revive, cool and protect urban areas.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Water
  • Carbon emissions
  • Nature
  • Buildings

Land Use

Change and rebalance land use by shifting current demands and practices. Showing 6 initiatives out of 20.

Showing 6 initiatives out of 20

The Winmarleigh Carbon Farm

Restoring the carbon storage capacity of peatlands.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Land Use

Belville Community Garden

Creating a stronger community, healthier lifestyles and reduced impact on the planet.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food supply
  • Consumerism
  • Land Use

B-Lines

Finding a landscape scale solution to reduce the decline in pollinators.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Land Use
  • Nature

Green Durham

Providing free information about sustainable businesses and projects around County Durham

  • Food supply
  • Carbon emissions
  • Depleted resources
  • Land Use
  • Transport
  • Nature

Devon and Cornwall Soils Alliance

Build capacity and capability in soils advice across Devon and Cornwall.

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Water
  • Depleted resources
  • Land Use
  • Nature

Ards Allotments

Providing managed plots from farmland for people to grow their own food.

  • Food supply
  • Consumerism
  • Land Use
  • Nature