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Home Computers
the greenest one we can find - www.very-pc.co.uk  – made in Sheffield!
 

SOAPNUTS, which are a wonderful eco friendly alternative to powders and liquids and have no chemicals to irritate the skin, are from a soap tree; use to clean and soften laundry, or make a household cleaning  liquid.  After all their uses the  nuts can be composted  http://www.soapnuts.co.uk

www.ecozone.co.uk   - for ecoballs (not powder not  liquid not even a soapnut, just a ball that saves water and energy) plus other eco-friendly house-hold  products.
Other good websites are:
www.summernaturals.co.uk which connects to www.allecogreenandbeautiful.co.uk   this site gives cleaning recipes using vinegar and bicarbornate of soda, 

If you are planning a brand new toilet have a look at TOILET SINKS.......a clever Japanese method of saving water……..by using the water cistern as a handbasin before flushing the water used into the toilet bowl!!! see http://www.squidoo.com/ToiletSinkCombo     and  for ways of making your own!
 

Compost Toilet Specialists in nearby Llanidloes   Ideal for Workshops   www.natsol.co.uk  (Shrewsbury allotments have these!)
 

Toilet twinning - a charitable way of twinning your loo and thereby providing one for people in Burundi……..www.toilettwinning.org

If you don’t want to buy a tool for a once in a while job, you may find that your neighbour has a tool  that is infrequently used that you can borrow. www.streetbank.com    is  where to look! This is  Community sharing leading to a reduction in consumption and your carbon footprint!  Be inspired to start one!       You may also be able to hire electrical tools from local hardware stores.

Avoid bottled water - see short video on www.storyofbottledwater.org  although an American slant, it still applies in UK

 

 

Abbey Hardware

Wonderful Hardware local shop....surprising what you can find here!  and they will give you the exact number you want...no large packets!

15 Abbey Foregate

Care2repair

All kinds of jobs and repairs.

07561432331

clarity-clean.

Environmentally friendly cleaning service; domestic and small commercial

EP Cleaners

A comprehensive web guide to eco-friendly and sustainable ways of cleaning your home.

 

 

Ethical consumer

All purchases ethical. Get the background and insight into consumerism.

Gives ideas on D.I.Y. non-toxic cleaning products.

Garden Organic

Dedicated to researching and promoting organic gardening.

Heritage (i.e no longer obtainable from seed companies) seeds can be obtained by joining Garden Organic’s Heritage Seed Library.

 

Ryton Organic Gardens, Coventry

karuna

18 acre permaculture project:   run courses, events, celebration, nature and sell fruit trees/ bushes.
 

Picklescott,

Larry Jones

Tree Work – Wrekin Woodsman
Coppice material and products, woodland management.

 

07976 957522.

Seedy Sunday

Promotes seed swaps, the growing of local plants and preservation of biodiversity.
 

Severn Hospice Furniture Store

Donated furniture, home and electrical items can be purchased.

They offer a delivery service on purchased furniture items AND a FREE collection service.

email:    furniture@severnhospice.org.uk

57 Ennerdale Road
01743 211092

Shropshire Organic Gardeners (SOGS)

Active society of organic gardeners. Talks and visits.

Watch out for Potato Day, where you can buy organic seed spuds and other plants - usually 2nd weekend in February.
 

Soil Association

Promotes organic principles. Runs certification scheme for growers and suppliers.
 

Stroud community Seed Bank

Inspiring community project of 'seed guardians.

Stroud

Suffolk Herbs/kings seeds

Organic vegetable seeds.
 

the chair house

Upcycled chairs for home, & business.

The Permaculture Association

Information, events and news