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This page offers you a wide range of resources. They cover all the areas of the CommunityCheck
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Please click on one of the following sections to find out more:


Buildings and Location
Wildlife and Open Spaces
Alternative Purchasing
Transport
Harmful Substances
Solid Waste
Energy Efficiency
Water
Knowledge and Good Practice
Community


Buildings and Location
Sustainable Construction for Community Centres and Village Halls
The Somerset Trust for Sustainable Development, Town Hall, Langport, Somerset, TA10 9PR
 01458 259400
 http://www.ecostrust.org.uk/
Information on sustainable buildings and renovations.


Wildlife and Open Spaces
British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV)
Leicestershire and Rutland BTCV, 37 Bruce Street, Leicester, Leicestershire LE3 0AF
 0116 255 3515
 www.btcv.org
Work locally to generate community action, through wildlife, heritage and environmental.


Earthwatch Institute
57 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HJ
 01865 318 838
 www.earthwatch.org/europe
Science and Education charity which supports environmental and cultural research.




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Registered in England as Company limited by guarantee No. 5128833 Reg Charity No. 1104230
Natural England
Northminster House, Peterborough, PE1 1UA
 01280 703556
 www.english-nature.org.uk
Information on grants, volunteering and local wildlife sites.


Growing Schools
77 Bexley Road, Eltham, London, SE9 2PE
 0870 000 2288
 www.teachernet.gov.uk/growingschools/
Supports teachers in using the “outdoor classroom” through the National Curriculum


RSPB
The Lodge, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2DL
 01767 680551
 www.rspb.org.uk
Charity taking action for birds and the environment.


Rural Community Council (Leicestershire and Rutland)
133 Loughborough Road, Leicester, LE4 5LQ
 0116 266 2905
 www.ruralcc.org.uk
Helping people access services in rural Leicestershire and Rutland.


The Tree Council
71 Newcomen Street, London, SE1 1YT
 020 7407 9992
 www.treecouncil.org.uk
Charity promoting planting and conservation of trees.


The Woodland Trust
Autumn Park, Dysart Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6LL
 01476 581135/581111
 www.woodland-trust.org.uk
Charity concerned with conservation of native trees.




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Registered in England as Company limited by guarantee No. 5128833 Reg Charity No. 1104230
World Wildlife Fund (Midlands)
180 – 182 the Bond, Fazerely Street, Birmingham
B5 58E
 0121 7735091
01483 426444
 www.wwf-uk.org
International organisation raising awareness and understanding of environmental issues


Alternative Purchasing
Ecopaints
0845 345 7725
 www.ecopaints.co.uk
Supplier of environmentally friendly paints, to reduce carbon footprint.


Fairtrade Foundation
Room 204, 16 Baldwin’s Gardens, London EC1N 7RJ
 020 7405 5942
 www.fairtrade.org.uk
For information on Fairly Traded goods and what it means.


Green Builder
 www.greenbuilder.co.uk
Links to promote green building


Leicestershire Food Links
 www.leicestershirefoodlinks.org.uk/

Sallie Hooper
Farmers Markets' Co-ordinator
Leicestershire Food Links
PO BOX 7968
Leicester
LE2 3UZ

Tel: 01509 881386
PO Box 7066, Hinckley LE10 1WD
Leicestershire Local Food & Drink Guide



Naturally Good Food Ltd
Sue & Cathal McGrath
Stable Yard, Cotesbach Hall, Main St, Cotesbach, Leicestershire, LE17 4HX
 01455 556878
 http://www.naturallygoodfood.co.uk/
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Registered in England as Company limited by guarantee No. 5128833 Reg Charity No. 1104230
Suppliers of organic, gluten and dairy free produce who will deliver to your doorstep – Leicestershire,
Warwickshire and Northamptonshire.


Rainbow Whole Foods
21 White Lodge Estate, Hall Road, Norwich, NR4 6DG
 01603 630484
Supplies a wide range of goods from food (often organic) to toiletries and cleaning fluids.


Symphony Plastics
Elstree House, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Herts, WD6 1LE
 0208 207 5900
 www.symphonyplastics.co.uk
Biodegradable polythene bags. A range of types including freezer and rubbish bags.


The Green Energy
 www.nef.org.uk/greenenergy/index.htm
Tel: 01908 665555

Providing information on renewable energy technologies and relevant links.


The Sustainable Office Forum
 020 7682 0555
 www.tsof.org.uk
„Paper buyer‟s checklist‟ with information on how to choose paper with the least environmental impact.


Transport
Car-Plus ‘Rethinking Car Use’
 0113 234 9299
 www.carplus.org.uk
A national charity promoting responsible car use.


Environment Transport Association
68 High Street, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8RS
 0800 212 810
 www.eta.co.uk
Provides information on environmentally friendly transport. Organise events e.g. National Car Free Day.


Liftshare
 www.liftshare.org
 08700 780225
Allowing people to benefit from the convenience of the car, whilst alleviating the associated problems of
congestion and pollution.
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Rural and Community Transport Team
 0116 265 7241/ 0116 305 7241
 http://www.oakleaves.org.uk/teamdetail.asp?ProjectID=7


Safer Routes to School
 0117 915 0100
 www.saferoutestoschool.org.uk


Sustainable Travel Plan Officers
Highways, Transportation and Waste Department, Leicestershire County Council
For employers and other organisations:
 0116 265 8398
For schools:
 0116 265 7098


Sustrans
 0117 9150100 /0845 113 00 65
 http://www.sustrans.org.uk/
Sustainable charity that aim to create a Safe Route to School for every child in the UK.


Living Streets
 020 7820 1010
 http://www.livingstreets.org.uk/
Highlights issues around the school journey with particular emphasis on the „walk to school campaign‟.


Transport 2000 Ltd
The Impact Centre, 12-18 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6NG
 0207 613 0743
 http://www.transport2000.org.uk/
Non-government organisation supporting sustainable transport.




Harmful Substances
Earth Friendly Products
Natural Eco Trading Ltd, PO Box 115, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 8WJ
 01892 626871
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Registered in England as Company limited by guarantee No. 5128833 Reg Charity No. 1104230
 www.greenbrands.co.uk
Full range of chemical free cleaning products including dishwasher powder and aromatherapy air freshener


HSE Books
PO Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 6FS
 01787 881165
 www.hsebooks.com
Suppliers of „A step by step guide to COSHH assessment‟



Simple Green
ECS/Simple Green UK, Harmony Road, Roche, Cornwall, PL26 8ES
 01726 891199
 www.simplegreen.co.uk
A range of heavy-duty cleaners, suitable for industrial use but without chemicals. Current applications include
wildlife parks and hospitals.


Solid Waste
Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (ALUPRO)
01787 881165
 www.alupro.org.uk/


Think cans Aluminium Recycling
 http://www.thinkcans.com/
National organisation that operates numerous centres and can vans.


Actionaid
Chataway House, Leach Road, Chard, Somerset
TA20 IFR
 01460 238000
 www.actionaid.org.uk


British Battery Manufacturers Association (BBMA)
 020 7838 4800
 www.bbma.co.uk



British Glass Manufacturers Confederation
 www.britglass.org.uk
Investigate how to go about housing a bottle bank


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Registered in England as Company limited by guarantee No. 5128833 Reg Charity No. 1104230
Community Re>Paint
Littlethorpe Depot, Warwick Road, Littlethorpe, Leicestershire LE19 2JA
 0113 200 3959
 www.communityrepaint.org.uk
Collects surplus paint for reuse by community groups, charities and voluntary organisations.


Confidential Destruction Services Ltd
Unit 2 Peterboat Close, Tunnel Ave, London SE10 0PX
01322 621 900
 www.shredding.info
Shredding and recycling confidential documents


Fax Preference Service (FPS)
DMA House, 70 Margaret Street, London W1W 8SS
 020 7291 3330
 www.fpsonline.org.uk/fps/
Take your organisation off the list!


Green – Tech
Unit 3, Fengate Trade Park, Fengate, Peterborough PE1 5XA
01423 332100
 www.green-tech.co.uk/
Recycle, Remanufacture for Reuse. Make money from your empty cartridges.


Groundwork Leicester & Leicestershire
Western Park, Leicester, LE3 6HX
 0116 222 0222
 www.gwll.org.uk\business
Provides a variety of recycling schemes for numerous materials, including shredding and recycling of
confidential documents and computer recycling


Industry Council for Electrical Equipment Recycling
6 Bath Place, Rivington Street, London EC 2A 3JE
 020 7729 4766
 www.icer.org.uk
For recycled electronic and electrical goods.


Original Organics
Unit 9, Langlands Business Park, Uffculme,
Cullompton, Devon EX15 3DA

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Registered in England as Company limited by guarantee No. 5128833 Reg Charity No. 1104230
 0808 120 9676
 www.originalorganics.co.uk
Maximising use of recycled materials, minimise waste and packaging


Pulp and Paper Information Centre
Confederation of Paper Industries, 1 Rivenhall Road, Swindon. Wilts SN5 7BD
 01695 632429/01793 889600
 www.ppic.org.uk
Provides free information and material packs on paper recycling.


PolyPrint Mailing Films Ltd
Mackintosh Road, Rackheath Industrial Estate, Rackheath, Norwich NR13 6LJ
 01603 721807
 www.polyprint.co.uk
Accept plastic magazine covers by post. Labels need to be removed. Also accept general household plastic
bags, carrier bags etc. Must be clean with not food contamination or labels. Polypropylene is not acceptable.


ReCoup
1 Metro Centre, Welbeck Way, Woodston, Peterborough PE2 7UH.
 01733 390021
 www.recoup.org/business
Plastic Recycling


Remarkable Recycled Ltd
The Remarkable Factory, Midland Road, Worcester, WR5 1DS
 01905 769999
 www.remarkable.co.uk
Full range of stationery made from UK waste materials such as pencils made from plastic cups; mouse mats,
pencil cases and coasters made from car tyres, available retail or personalised.


Save-a-Cup Recycling Co Ltd
Suite 2, Bridge House, Bridge Street, High Wycombe HP11 2EL
 01494 510167
 http://www.saveacup.co.uk/index.asp
Recycled vending machine cups. Also sell products from recycled plastic




Steel Can Recycling Information Bureau (SCRIB)
c/o Corus Steel Packaging Recycling Trostre Works Llanelli Carmarthenshire SA14 9SD
 01554 712632

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Registered in England as Company limited by guarantee No. 5128833 Reg Charity No. 1104230
 http://www.scrib.org/


The Composting Association
3 Burystead Place, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN8 1AH
 0870 160 3270
 www.compost.org.uk


Traidcraft
Kingsway, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear NE11 0NE
 0191 491 0591
 www.traidcraft.co.uk
UK's leading organisation dedicated to fighting poverty through trade


The Mailing Preference Service:
DMA House, 70 Margaret Street, London W1W 8SS
 020 7291 3310
 www.mpsonline.org.uk
This service enables any member of the public to have their name deleted from or added to a mailing list.


Waste Watch
56 – 64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4JX
 0207549 0300
 www.wastewatch.org.uk
Leading UK environmental charity promoting sustainable resource use.


Wastecycle
Private Road No 4, Colwick Industrial Estate, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG4 2JT
 01159 403111
 www.wastecycle.co.uk
Wastecycle reclaims construction and demolition waste, and are the East Midlands' leading recycled wood
processor. Cardboard, scrap metal, plastics and green waste are reused and/or recycled.


Energy Efficiency

Building Research Establishment
 01923 664000
 www.bre.co.uk
Publish literature about energy efficiency in commercial buildings


Community Action for Energy (CafE)
 08701 261444
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Registered in England as Company limited by guarantee No. 5128833 Reg Charity No. 1104230
 www.est.org.uk/cafe
Information on energy opportunities and grants. Managed by Energy Saving Trust


The Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency
CIGA House, 3 Vimy Court, Vimy Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 1FG
 01525 853300
 www.ciga.co.uk/index.html
Provides independent 25 year guarantees for Cavity Wall Insulation fitted by registered installers.


Energy & Environment Management Service
 0115 971 2476
For free advice on all aspects of Energy and Environmental Management


Energy Saving Trust (EST)
21 Dartmouth Street, London SW1H 9BP
0800 512 012
 www.est.org.uk
Run a range of domestic and commercial energy initiatives and provide advice


Low Carbon Buildings Programme
 0800 915 0990
 www.lowcarbonbuildings.org.uk
Grant available to householders and community organisations for microgeneration technology


Pacific Plumbing and Heating
3 Keats Way, Higham Ferrers, Rushden
 01933 395267


Savawatt UK Ltd
 http://www.savawatt.com/
Savaplugs are a low cost energy saving option that can be fitted to freezers and plugs. They operate by
improving the energy efficiency of the appliance.


Sun Pipes

Halifax House, Cressex Business Park, High Wycombe, Bucks HP12 3SE
 01494897700
 www.sunpipe.co.uk

Natural light and ventilation systems




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Registered in England as Company limited by guarantee No. 5128833 Reg Charity No. 1104230
The Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme
 0800 085 2005
 www.eca.gov.uk
Tax relief given through the tax system by reducing the taxable profits of the business, in supporting
sustainable products.


Water
Anglian Water
Customer Services, PO Box 770, Lincoln LN5 7WX
 08457 145 145
 www.anglianwater.co.uk
Water conservation advice and for a free „Freddie Frog‟


Monsoon Water
 www.monsoonwater.com/index_flash_ie.cfm
Suppliers of rainwater collection systems, help and advice.


Tapmagic Ltd
Water saving innovations, Allen’s House, Tuddenham, Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 9DA
 08456 525458
 www.tapmagic.co.uk
Tap inserts fitted to existing taps, channel flow reducing water consumption in showers and kitchen


Water Dynamics
 www.waterdynamics.co.uk
Supply grey water recycling systems allowing bath and washing up water to be used to flush toilets saving on
both water and sewerage rates.


Knowledge and Good Practice
Action plan
Here you can download a template to create your own action plan: Template action plan (<<inset document
with link>>)


Carbon Trust
8th Floor, 3 Clement’s Inn, London WC2A 2AZ
 0800 0852005
 www.thecarbontrust.co.uk
Provides help and information on energy efficiency matters and carbon reduction




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Registered in England as Company limited by guarantee No. 5128833 Reg Charity No. 1104230
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
Chadwick Court, 15 Hatfield, London, SE1 8DJ
 0207 9286006
 www.cieh.org
An independent professional body which represents health and safety organisations.


Hospitable Climates Programme
HCIMA, Trinity Court, 34 West Street, Sutton, Surrey SM1 1SH
 020 86614900
 www.hospitableclimates.co.uk
Helps with the creation of a better work environment. Improving bottom lines, energy consumption and
carbon emissions


learndirect – learneast
Tresham Institute, St Mary’s Road, Kettering, Northants NN15 7BS
 08000 150 450
 www.learndirect.co.uk
Provides a variety of courses on environmental subjects. e.g. Environmental Management, Greening the
Workforce


PECT Business and Environment Management Scheme (BeMS)
 01733 569 875
 www.pect.net
Management scheme aimed at small businesses, offering simple ways to cut costs, improve environmental
record and accredit achievements.




Community
Christian Ecology
 01423 871616
 www.christian-ecology.org.uk
Charity working to promote a “greener” church and environmental issues as a Christian concern


Civic Trust
Essex Hall, London WC2R 3HU
 02075 397900
 www.civictrust.org.uk
Represents nearly 1000 local amenity societies. Publishes literature and organises conferences.

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Registered in England as Company limited by guarantee No. 5128833 Reg Charity No. 1104230
Community Matters
12 – 20 Baron Street, London N1 9LL
 02078 377887
 www.communitymatters.org.uk
Support community associations through advice, information, publications and training.


CSV Environment
Community Services Volunteers
237 Pentonville Road, London N1 9NJ
 020 72786601
 www.csv.org.uk
Creates opportunities helping people play an active part in their community and environment.


Global Action Plan
8 Fulwood Place, London WC1V 6HG
 020 74055633
 www.globalactionplan.org.uk
A charity helping people achieve a greener lifestyle


Other useful sources
Business Link Leicestershire
Charnwood Court, 5B New Walk, Leicester LE1 6TE
 0116 257 5614
Provides a range of business support service.



Cut Waste – Improve Competitiveness
 01604 643777
Runs waste minimisation clubs all over the country with case studies.


Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3JR
 0845 9335577
 www.defra.gov.uk
“Are you doing your bit” posters on 08457 868686


Eco-Congregation
The Arthur Rank Centre, National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ
 024 7669 2491
 www.ecocongregation.org
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Registered in England as Company limited by guarantee No. 5128833 Reg Charity No. 1104230
Provide advice for churches looking to improve their environmental awareness.


Environment Agency
 08708 506506
 www.environment-agency.gov.uk
Regulatory authority involved in all aspects of the environment and it‟s protection.


The Conservation Foundation
 020 7591 311
 www.conservationfoundation.co.uk




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