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A sustainable transport magazine specialising in car-free alternatives of all kinds. Includes subscription details, and a collection of online resources on folding and electric bicycles, trailers, and public transport.

AFTERnow - What's Next for the Health of Society?

Phil Hanlon, Professor of Public Health at the University of Glasgow, considers contemporary public health and sustainability issues and responses, in a series of videos, audio podcasts, and short papers.

Brithdir Mawr

Describes this small collective community in Pembrokeshire and their efforts to work towards sustainability. Includes details of volunteering, courses and applying to become a resident.

Cambridge Sustainability Centre

A 114-acre mixed farm converted to organic production offers a range of courses on forest gardening and permaculture; with schedule and booking details.

Carbon Footprint

Providing information on how to calculate your carbon footprint, reduce and offset it. Includes news, articles and online shop.

Coed Hills Rural Artspace

A centre for sustainable living and the creative arts in Wales; with a calendar of courses and events, visitor centre details, news, and contacts.

The Cube Project

University of Hertfordshire project which aims to build a compact home, no bigger than 3x3x3 metres on the inside, in which one person could live a comfortable, modern existence with a minimum impact on the environment.

Do the Green Thing

Encourages people to take seven simple steps towards sustainable living, and allows users to post inspirational stories and videos.

Down to Earth Project

A social enterprise specialising in sustainability education and natural/traditional building techniques. Includes details of their courses and services, and location on the Gower Peninsula, Swansea.

The Downshifter

Presenting useful advice and inspiration for anyone downsizing.

Downsizer.net

Not-for-profit online community providing a resource for people who want to live more sustainably. With articles, forums, recipes and traders.

Dunbeag

A comprehensive account of an experiment in sustainable living in Argyllshire, with details of their projects, educational activities, news and blog, and contacts.

East Hampshire Self-Sufficiency Group

Group with a programme of monthly meetings, news, tips and discussion forum.

Eco House Agent

Offers advice and outlines household and lifestyle changes that can be made to reduce energy waste and one's carbon footprint.

Ecobuild

Sustainable building exhibition and show; includes an exhibitor guide.

Ecological Land Cooperative

Set up to buy land that has been, or is at risk of being, intensively managed and lease it to people to manage it ecologically. Describes the scheme and how it works, with details of membership and how to get involved.

Energy Average

Allows the user, once registered, to compare their energy bills against those of similar homes, in a bid to encourage people to be greener with their energy consumption levels.

Ethics Girls

An online co-operative for women and green/ethical living.

Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens

Represents and promotes community-managed farms, gardens, allotments and other green spaces in local communities; includes a list of members, information about projects and events, news, and contacts.

Global Action Plan

Provides advice on simple ways for individuals and businesses to reduce their environmental impact; includes history, objectives, strategies, programs, policies, achievements and annual reports.

GoSelfSufficient

Articles written by experts on self-sufficiency.

Green Building Forum

Active discussion forum for those interested in green and sustainable building.

Green Building Press

Providing a range of articles, news and discussion forum entries concerning green and sustainable living with details of sustainable properties currently being built.

Green Choices

Presents a directory of useful green links, projects and organisations across the UK.

The Green Living Forum

An online discussion forum offering recycling and green living tips for the home and office. Requires registration to post.

Green TV

Featuring inspirational environmental films by leading experts. http://www.facebook.com/greentv green_tv

Greener Journeys

Campaign encouraging people to use bus and coach as a more sustainable travel method.

The Greening Campaign

Aims to motivate people to reduce their energy consumption, and their personal and community carbon footprint. Includes a list of participating communities, with resources fro individuals and businesses who want to get involved.

Greenphase

A portal for people who want to live a more environmentally conscious lifestyle, with directories, articles, and forums.

Greenredeem

Offers a recycling and water reward scheme for everyday green actions with incentivised recycling.

Hockerton Housing Project (HHP)

The UK's first earth sheltered, self-sufficient ecological housing development in Nottinghamshire; includes background on the project, with details of their education and consultancy services.

The Isle of Eigg – Island Going Green

News and resources about the islanders' programmes to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels and make the most of the island’s natural assets; includes contacts, blogs, and details of their volunteering programme.

Judy of the Woods

Maintains an extenive collection of resources on eco-friendly homes, permaculture, food foraging, and related subjects, with a profile, forum, and details of her publications.

Just For The Love Of It

Skill sharing alternative economy. Allows people to save money, learn new skills and share their talents.

Keeping Chickens: A Beginner's Guide

Comprehensive guide to keeping chickens in your garden, yard or allotment.

Lammas

A cooperative establishing an eco-village of smallholdings and low impact housing in Pembrokeshire; includes a guide to the project and its plans, and how to get involved.

Low-Impact Living Initiative

Non-profit organisation helping people reduce their impact on the environment and improve their quality of life. Topics plus links, fact sheets and forum. https://www.facebook.com/lowimpactorg lowimpactorg

ModeShift

UK Local Authority School Travel forum. Shares knowledge amongst school travel professionals.

My Green Directory

Directory featuring listings of ethical and green suppliers, plus information on eco and environmental campaigns. http://www.facebook.com/mygreendirectory mygreendir

Newhouse Farm

Official site of the BBC television programme "It's Not Easy Being Green" Includes details of eco-friendly and sustainable living projects including solar panels and wind turbines.

Next Green Car

Provides advice, information and reviews of greener cars and associated options.

Sally Lever

Coach, writer and educator offers a range of courses and workshops about downshifting, sustainable living and running a sustainable small business.

Save A Tonne

Provides 10 easy ways you can save a tonne of CO2 emissions.

Scoraig Wind Electric

A substantial collection of resources on small-scale wind generated electricity projects, based on the experience of Hugh Piggott on Scoraig, Wester Ross; includes details of courses, plans, books, and links.

Scottish Wild Harvests Association (SWHA)

Started by a handful of wild harvests businesses and activists; includes details of membership and events, annual reports, and newsletters.

ShareWaste

Connects people who wish to recycle their kitchen scraps with their neighbours who are already composting, worm-farming or keep chickens.

Sticky Exhibits

A voluntary organisation specialising in creative resources and exhibits to engage people with environmental issues and support education for sustainable development.

Sunday Times Best Green Companies Awards

Offering information on these annual awards, run by the Sunday Times, for British businesses which are striving to improve their environmental practices.

The Sustainability Centre

Promotes good environmental practice and holds courses and workshops for children and adults. Includes details of green burials, events and tipi and yurt camping. Based in Hampshire.

Sustainable Stuff

Offers a collection of articles giving advice on how to live a greener lifestyle.

TerraCycle

Runs free nationwide collection programs for non-recyclable waste materials that raise funds for non-profit and charities. terracycleuk

That Roundhouse

Information on Tony Wrench's ecohome roundhouse in South Wales with full history, photographs and building details.

Transition Network

A community-led response to the pressures of climate change, fossil fuel depletion and economic contraction; includes information about training and support available, a resource library, and a directory of Transition Towns, groups, and projects.

Which? Creating a Sustainable Home

Features a guide to sustainable homes and green living, from consumer magazine Which?.

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