campaign & community

We currently use enormous amounts of energy to heat and run our homes. We’re going to have to change to a low-carbon way of doing that, and soon.

See the new printed Climate Change Guide for Communities from the Sustainability Unit, Shropshire Council - 01743 255662.

Also see this site (footprintnetwork.org) for carbon footprint calculations

 

38degrees

online campaining/petitions on NHS, energy, etc. 38 Degrees takes its name from the angle of a mountain, where snowflakes come together to start an avalance.  It shows whilst each of us may not have much influence on our own, when we all work together it adds to a big difference.

Association for Environment Conscious Building

(AECB) National member led organisation to promote greener building

Campaigning and educating in all aspects of greener building.

 

Offer a CarbonLiteRefit online course for those working in the retrofit sector.

http://carbonlite.aecb.net/lesson/0-1-about-carbonlite-retrofit-clr/?v=79cba1185463

PO Box 32,
Llandysul
0845 456 9773

Avaaz

brings people-powered politics to decision-making worldwide through online petitioning

Campaign for Dark-Skies

This offshoot of the British Astronomical Association says an extra 567,000 tonnes of C02 are pumped into the atmosphere annually by inefficient and sometimes unnecessary street lighting (as on motorways).

Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE)

Campaigns to preserve the beauty and tranquillity of the countryside.

01547 528546

Chalk of Oswestry

CHALK is an umbrella business, which co-ordinates a number of projects to enable people, who live locally to Oswestry, to learn valuable skills to enrich their lives and build a better community.

 You will find re-upholstered bespoke furniture to re-purposed and up-cycled furniture, vintage clothes, textiles, haberdashery, gifts and so much more.  look for the unusual.

 

17 Leg St
Oswestry,
01691 655895

chargie.net

Do you worry about where you are going to charge your electric vehicle?

Are you put off buying an electric vehicle because of the lack of charging points?

Do you have a charging point that you could let others use?

chargie.net is a new idea to allow peer to peer sharing of charging points.  It’s like Airbnb for EVs!

Church Stretton Climate Care

registered charity, doing free domestic & business energy checks

Cleobury Country Environment Forum

Active projects in the area

Cleobury Mortimer
01299 270562

Close the Door

Run a brilliant campaign to put a stop to heating pavements and wasting heat simply by persuading shops to close their doors!  The Carbon Trust says 54% of heat from a store is wasted, by going out of the door.  Research says that customers are prepared to open doors into shops, and that closed doors have a minimum impact of sales!

Daily Planet

Brings professionals, entrepreneurs and students interested in how the challenges of climate change are being turned into opportunities the latest news and inspiration.

EGG – Ecumenical Green Group

National group with a Shrewsbury branch

Energy Share

Promotes and campaigns for renewable energy.

Very useful online facts about renewables.

fairtrade town Shrewsbury

Group who encourage fair trade in Shrewsbury. (Buy itemsfrom stall in Market Hall). Any retail or catering outlet selling 4 or more products may notify the group to maintain the 'Fairtrade' logo.

Contacts: Ken and Meriel Chippindale
a.chippindale591@btinternet.com
 

01743 365591

friends of the earth Bee cause campaign

new campaign from friends of the earth - the bee cause, info, events

Gateway Education & Arts Centre

Offer  health and fitness-related exercise classes and other educational stuff. Small Art gallery.

 

01743 355159

Green Doors

Energy smart homes near you.  get practical, impartial advice.

Organised by Transition Town Shrewsbury. Note: Although this site has not been updated recently, the information given is very useful! (May 2017)

Green Drinks

Organised by the Shrewsbury and North Shropshire Green Party, this is a regular informal gathering to discuss 'green' issues, need not be political.

Click on the link for more details of when and where.

Green Shropshire Xchange

is a new key group in Shropshire promoting communication between different groups on the subject of Climate Change and Sustainable Living   at www.gsx.org.uk

Green Wood Centre

Promotes traditional uses of timber, and runs workshops.

Also has a good drop-in cafe 

Coalbrookdale
01952 432769

Historic England

Protects and promotes historic buildings.

Used to be called English Heritage.

0870 3331181

Just Credit Union Ltd.

SAVING MONEY,  GIVING LOANS

Community Bank for Shropshire – check on the website   
Not for profit, members only, ethical & local financial co-operative. Open to any resident or worker in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. Save small or large amounts. Loans at affordable rates on a flexible repayment basis. Current accounts, ATM use and direct debit payments.

1A Castle Gates
Shrewsbury,
01743.252325

Ludlow21

voluntary group promoting sustainability and runs the Ludlow Green Fair

National Wildflower Centre

Charitable and educational promoter of wildflower habitats.

Sadly, as of November 2016, this charity ceased business.

We have left the link up as there was some hope that parts of the charity could be saved.

Liverpool
0151 738 1913

Natural England

The government’s advisor on the natural environment, providing practical advice, grounded in science, on how best to safeguard England’s natural wealth for the benefit of everyone.

Parkside Court
Hall Park Way
Telford
0300 0606000

Oswestry and District friends of the earth

Campaigning group allied to friends of the earth.

See their facebook page.  Contact Jonjo Evans at oswestryfoe@gmail.com  or  Sophie Hughes, tel 07525 457193.

Pesticide Action Network UK

They are an action group concerned with replacing the use of toxic pesticides.

They have section for all pollinators including bees

Plantlife

Works to protect wild plants.

14, Rollestone St
Salisbury
01722 342730

Rea Valley Environmental Network

Rea valley, Minsterley area green campaign group.

Also a focus for debate and action on sustainability issues in the Rea Valley.

Now offering energy surveys.

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

– places to see birds in shropshire. Count your garden birds in their annual Big Garden Birdwatch survey. 
 

Rubbish Diet Challenge

 Whether it’s a space issue and you can’t get everything in your bin, your wheelie bin smells because of rotting food or you just can’t stand our throw away lifestyle, the Rubbish Diet challenge will help to solve your waste problems. It's like a slimming club for your bin, shrinking what you send to landfill, saving you money and once your bin is slim - you’ll never have to panic about missing bin day again!!

The Diet is really easy to do.  All you have to do is keep track of what you throw away and then find ways of making that waste disappear by recycling it, finding other uses for it or just avoiding it all together.  You’ll find solutions that work for you with the help of other Dieters in your group and from your local Bin Doctor, so check out the website.

 

Severn Tree Trust

(formerly the International Tree Foundation)

Monthly meetings or visits. Tree planting and newsletter.

Sharenergy

Sharenergy is a Shrewsbury-based not-for-profit co-operative which helps to set up renewable energy co-operatives in the Marches and across the UK.

Sharenergy has provided advice and support to Shropshire co-operatives such as Neen Sollars Community Hydro, Crida Wind Co-operative, Ludford Hydro Co-operative and others.

For details of how to join an existing co-op or set up a new one see:

www.sharenergy.coop
info@sharenergy.coop

 

01743 277119

Shopshire Invertibrate Group SIG

Meets monthly between March and October to explore sites around the county.

To contact, email

NB Swap @ for [at] below

Godfrey Blunt blunt.sig195[at]btinternet.com

Nigel Jones nipajones[at]tiscali.co.uk

Shrewsbury Food Hub

The Shrewsbury Food Hub is an umbrella group for charities and projects in Shrewsbury/Shropshire that feed people as part of their daily work and who can benefit from donations of surplus food from local companies. We aim to cut down Shropshire's food waste and help conserve our planet's natural resources

Cwm Harry
Unit H, Vastre Industrial Estate
Newtown
01686 626234

Shrewsbury Food Hub

Gets surplus food to local groups and charities......saving our planet's resources.

07972858313

Shrewsbury Friends of the Earth

We are an independant local group affiliated to the national body.

Campaign on a variety of local issues.

National  Friends of the Earth  www.foe.co.uk

Shropshire Amphibian and Reptile Group

ShropsARG aims to increase our understanding of the distribution and ecology of amphibians and reptiles in Shropshire.

ShropshireARG@gmail.com

01743 252578

Shropshire Badger Group

They have area contacts throughout the county. 

Members can become more involved in dealing with badger problems if they want.

In addition to the field activities to care for badgers there are occasional meetings,with a speaker, slide show, video demonstrations etc.

01743 271999

Shropshire Bat Group

The Bat Group regularly monitors winter hibernacula in the old lead mines around Shropshire 

Shropshire Fairtrade Coalition

Fairtrade events, conferences, etc.

Shropshire mammal Group

A group of mammal enthusiasts, researchers and recorders.

Shropshire Ornithological Society

The Society is involved in the management of several sites in the County,  Venus Pool, an important wetland, is owned and managed by the Society.

Shropshire Wildlife Trust

 Shropshire's leading conservation charity. It manages over 40 nature reserves.

Offers a number of volunteering opportunities throughout the county, including:

Survey work, help with events, Education and Gardening help

 

 

Stretton Climate Care

Climate care action group. Great website.

SumOfUs

Fights for people over profit

Transition Town Shrewsbury

Community group working to build local resilience in response to peak oil, climate destruction, and economic instability.

Village Water

Local Charity helping to provide clean water to rural Africa.

Wem

Links for all things Wem

Whitchurch Blackberry Fair

Organises the yearly fair. A celebration of real markets, people and traditions - farmers market, artisans bazaar ...

Yes to Life, No to Mining

Those communities who wish to say No to mining should be able to. This movement is of and for them, in recognition that when we say no to mining, we stand in solidarity with the planet, with precious ecosystems and with the future generations of all species. Join us by showing your support…