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Organisations & Charities working with the Environment & Nature

A lot of organics

Is the UK organic search engine for everything from furniture to alternative therapy, drink, farms, accommodation and many more! Go here for fair trade, ethical and eco friendly information!

Website: http://www.alotoforganics.co.uk/

Air Quality Archive

Is hosted and maintained by AEA on behalf of the UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and the Devolved Administrations. Here you can find Air Pollution Bulletins Updated Hourly and links to what causes air pollution? And what are the effects of air pollution?

Website: http://www.airquality.co.uk/index.php

European Ecopsycology Society

Ecopsychology offers a widened breadth and vision of human beings as an integral part of the evolutionary process of life on earth and considers personal growth as a necessary formative movement to recapture a higher level of knowledge of ourselves.

Website: http://www.ecopsychology.net/

Empty Bowls

Is an organization that aims to raise money to help organizations fight hunger, to raise awareness about the issues of hunger and food security, and to help bring about an attitude that will not allow hunger to exist.

Website: http://www.emptybowls.net/

Fly in the face

An amazing, inspiring and uplifting webspace, created by Fran Crowe about ways in which we can save our own environment. This website is about something beautiful and creating scenes by doing something as simple as walking! Here you can see photographs of art projects, ideas and proof of how we live our lives. Projects include : Walking to save some sea, seeing things on the beach and it doesn’t grow on trees and many more!

Website: http://www.flyintheface.com/index.html

Garden Organic

A national charity for organic growing. Based at Garden Organic Ryton in Warwickshire and celebrated their 50th year in 2008. They have over 40,000 supporters and reach more than 3million beneficiaries across the world through its expert advice and information.

Website: http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/index.php

Gatherings seeking ecopsychology

A lovely website that takes an interesting look at the environment and spirituality, such as understanding the connection between our own wounding and the wounding in nature. Great articles on research into nature-based experiences.

Website: http://www.ecopsychology.org/journal/gatherings8/html/spirit/spirituality_jeffrey.html

Green Living Blog

Giulio Sica wonders whether the environmental debate is to be centered around emissions targets and fear, or whether concepts such as love and reverence for nature can give us a positive attitude and inspire us to live in harmony with the planet.

Website: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/ethicallivingblog/2008/jan/16/whatpartdoesspiritualitypl

GreenChoices

Is about the choices we can make in our everyday lives to protect our environment, for the benefit of all, including, home, baby, clothes, schools, toiletries, waste, energy pets, money and many more. The site aims to empower you with simple, direct information on green alternatives which make a real, lasting difference.

Website: http://www.greenchoices.org/

Greenfinder

A website for finding everything green from stores, products to publications. This website helps you in your quest for a greener lifestyle whether you are making your first faltering steps in sustainability or you are a fully fledged environmentalist wishing to learn more about saving the planet.

Website: http://greenfinder.co.uk/home/

International Community of Ecopsychology

An informal, international, interdisciplinary virtual community devoted to reflecting on the questions which arise from an ecopsychological viewpoint.

Website: http://www.ecopsychology.org/index.html

Mad4life

Mad4life is a group of four women - two in South Africa, one in the UK and one in France. Our aim, through our wilderness trails, is to facilitate connection with our natural world – the spirit of the wild, within and without. Wilderness trails are excellent opportunities for personal growth. It is our wish that you, our soul seekers and volunteers, will learn a great deal about our precious natural world and that through your experience you become a wilderness and wildlife ambassador helping to ensure the long term future of our global heritage. It is also our wish that through your experience with us you will connect with something deep within you that brings you to a greater understanding of yourself and the world. In the words of Sir Thomas Browne: ‘We carry within us the wonders we seek without us: there is all Africa and her prodigies in us’. http://www.mad4life.org.uk


Marine Conservation Society

The UK charity for the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife brings together successes and campaigns to date include the introduction of a Marine Act to better protect our seas and marine life, and influencing sustainable seafood choices by major retailers and consumers through the Good Fish Guide.

Website: http://www.mcsuk.org/information/about+mcs/about+mcs

Natural matters

The UK’s natural life directory. Environmental campaigns, events, charities.

Website: http://www.naturalmatters.net/environmental-campaigns.asp

New Ecopsychology or Spiritual Ecology

Here you can find educational video films which allow one to learn about the methodology of spiritual development and to enjoy the beauty of nature with positive emotions.

Website: http://www.new-ecopsychology.org/

Newcastle Green Festival

A website to receive festival news from and also site updates via email, as well as festival forums.

Website: http://www.newcastlegreenfestival.org.uk/

Our Future Planet

A new charity, website and online community of citizens who want to shape and create a better planet. Anyone can join in and share their thoughts Our Future Planet begins with a clean slate - no nations, no governments, just an open space for innovation.

Website: www.ourfutureplanet.org

Platform

Works across disciplines for social and ecological justice. It combines the transformatory power of art with the tangible goals of campaigning, the rigour of in-depth research with the vision to promote alternative futures.

Website: http://www.platformlondon.org/

Project Nature Connect

Educating, counselling and healing with nature. For practical, green, degree programs, courses and holistic careers online based on Natural Attraction Ecology.

Website: http://www.ecopsych.com/

Resurgence

At the heart of earth, art and spirit. An online magazine, dedicated to to promote ecological sustainability, social justice and spiritual values.

Website: http://www.resurgence.org/

Rights and Humanity

The pioneer of the Human Rights Approach to Development. Over two decades Rights and Humanity has had a considerable influence on global policy and practice, which in turn has helped millions of poor and disadvantaged people across the world to realise their human rights and dignity. We bridge the gap between human rights and development by bringing together the UN, governments and aid agencies to ensure access to food, water, healthcare, education and livelihood.

Website: www.rightsandhumanity.org

TRAPESE

Trapese stands for ‘Taking Radical Action through Popular Education and Sustainable Everything!’ Their work involves interactive workshops, games, films, trainings, and action/campaign planning sessions. They also produce resources and write on various issues. They aim to provide opportunities for children, young people and adults to explore the big issues of our time and focus on practical steps to inspire, inform and enable action on how to develop workable alternatives. They are a not for profit collective motivated by a passionate belief in the power of learning together.

Website: http://trapese.clearerchannel.org/index.php

The Eden Project

The Eden Project reaches over a million people every year to join their events and learn from their exhibits. They use exhibits, events, workshops and educational programmes, to remind people what nature gives to us and to also help people learn how to look after it in return.

Website: http://www.edenproject.com/index.php

The Plastic Pollution Coalition

A nonprofit organization, was created with the vision of a world free of plastic pollution and of the toxic impacts of plastic on humans, the environment, wildlife and marine life.

Website: http://plasticpollutioncoalition.org/

The New Economics Foundation

An independent think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being such as why prison for young people is costly and doesn’t reduce crime, well being and how shorter working weeks can benefit us with many other interesting articles. The aim is to improve the quality of life by promoting innovative solutions that challenge mainstream thinking on economic, environment and social issues.

Website: http://www.neweconomics.org/

The Rainforest Foundation

The Rainforest Foundation supports indigenous people and traditional populations of the world's rainforests in their efforts to protect their environment and fulfil their rights. www.rainforestfoundationuk.org

The Rainforest Information Centre - is a non-profit, volunteer organisation dedicated to the protection of the Earth's remaining rainforests and the indigenous people who depend on them. The Rainforest Information Centre (RIC) was born out of the successful struggle to save the sub-tropical rainforests of New South Wales, Australia in the early 1980s. It has since been involved in campaigns and projects which protect rainforests and at the same time recognise the legitimate development aspirations of rainforest.

Website: http://www.rainforestinfo.org.au/

The Whale Rider

Good website for resources and information on Maori spirituality and the environment.

Website: http://www.piccom.org/home/whalerider/culture_spirituality.html

The Woodlands Trust

The Woodlands Trust’s vision is to see a country rich in native woods and trees enjoyed and valued by everyone.

Website: http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/en/Pages/default.aspx

Transition towns

A ‘Transition Initiative’ (which could be a town, village, university or island etc) is a community-led response to the pressures of climate change, fossil fuel depletion and increasingly, economic contraction. There are thousands of initiatives around the world starting their journey to answer this crucial question’ For all those aspects of life that this community needs in order to sustain itself and thrive, how do we significantly rebuild resilience (to mitigate the effects of Peak Oil and economic contraction) and drastically reduce carbon emissions (to mitigate the effects of Climate Change)?’

Website: http://www.transitionnetwork.org

WWF

World Wildlife Fund - WWF believes in a future where people and nature thrive and are best known as the world’s leading conservation body, for wildlife, environment and human activity.

Website: http://www.wwf.org.uk