Here are some of the many web sites that offer useful advice on green issues. This is not an exhaustive list, nor does inclusion here mean we endorse the views of these organisations. If you have favourite green sites then do let us know
and we’ll see if we can add them to the list
a comprehensive source of information about saving energy.
Greater Manchester’s own mutually owned pioneering approach to working together to reduce the carbon footprint of our own homes. Currently (May-Sept 2013) running a Stockport project.
This one of a few decent carbon dioxide calculators on the web – so that you can measure the impact of your activities on climate change.
This long established and effective campaign group enables its supporters to act locally and nationally on a wide range of environmental issues. The web site’s Lifestyle section has a wealth of information on green living.
The UK’s largest conservation group – campaigning on conservation and associated issues.
Self explanatory really – a very comprehensive site
Lively, funny ideas on greening your life.
If you simply want to support a range of high profile green campaigns that certainly make many companies clean up their act then support Greenpeace.
this international movement to build local resilience in the face of climate change started in Totnes. The web site is packed in useful and inspirational information. There may be a Transition Town near you.
If you like the idea of more food growing where you live – not just in your garden but in public spaces nearby then Incredible Edible is your spiritual home. It is also a national movement but Incredible Edible Todmorden are the beacon holders and their web site tells you everything you could ever want to know about how to get things going near you. Please don’t think it’s just about food – it changes communities. This is the inspiration for our own project [see news
If you live in a city and feel the need to ditch the car then City Car Club might interest you – you can hire a car [or even a van] by the hour, from parking bays on the street. Very easy to use.
If you have a car but don’t like the idea of burning all that CO2 by going on long journeys alone then have a look at Bla Bla Car – who pair you up with people going you way and they can even help out on the petrol.
Finally – if you needed scientific persuasion as to the urgency of action on climate change
spend 20 minutes with leading climate scientist Kevin Anderson
with a recent presentation in Manchester. Do watch to the end where he pulls out some solutions from his gloomy predictions.