Trade Justice and Fair Trade organisations:
The Trade Justice Movement is made up of a
number of organisations that campaign for international trade rules to be
changed to benefit the poor & the environment.
Tel: 01865 245678
Oxfam has a website that highlights some of
the glaring trade inequalities, provides information and encourages you to
Make Trade Fair
The Ethical Consumer Research Association
keeps tabs on developments and signals concerns for consumers with a
Tel: 0161 226 2929
The Ethical Company Organisation
actively works with consumers, companies and NGOs, and aims
to establish an overall benchmark standard for 21st century Corporate
Social Responsibility - regarding human rights, animal welfare and the
Fair Trade products are available in
supermarkets, whole food and Oxfam shops, some cafes, and restaurants.
If fair trade products are not available - ask for them to be stocked.
Your demands will increase the availability of
The Fairtrade Foundation Tel: 020 7405 5942
The UK's widest range of fair trade products.
Check out Traidcraft's great range of products sourced from Traidcraft
producers around the world.
Tel: 0870 443 1017
Support Fair Trade in
Leighton Buzzard (pdf file)
work with communities in destination countries to reduce social and
environmental problems connected to tourism and with the out-going tourism
industry in the UK to find ways of improving tourism so that local
benefits are increased. Tel: 020 7133 3330
The Travel Foundation
is a charity that supports sustainable tourism and aims to help vistors
make a positive contribution to holiday destinations.
Tel: 0117 927 3049
North South Travel
is a friendly travel agency offering discounted fares worldwide and full
travel agency backup.
But unlike other travel agencies the profits
from North South Travel's business are channelled to projects in Africa,
Asia and Latin America through the registered charity, the NST
Giving shares and property:
offers a charity share donation scheme to make it easy for you to give any
number of shares to charity. They work with companies, stockbrokers,
charities and other organisations across the UK to help with share
Remember A Charity
is the biggest combined effort of its kind ever in the UK. For the first
time ever, over 130 UK charities have joined forces to raise awareness
about leaving money to charity and to make it the norm rather than the
is a widely used website that helps people find drivers and passengers
online. It also has a site to enable parents to share the school run.
Tel: 08700 111199
Share a Journey
organises corporate membership to promote car sharing - also aiming to
help with the school run.
Transport Agency provides a wide range of services for your
needs from cycle insurance & breakdown to motor & travel. We strive to
provide you with competitively priced products with the peace of mind that
you are contributing to a better environment.
Tel: 0800 212810
is a sustainable transport charity that works on projects to reduce motor
traffic by encouraging people to walk, cycle and use public transport.
Tel: 0845 113 0065
The Cycle Campaign
Network is the UK national federation of cycle campaign groups,
supporting cycling locally, regionally, nationally and in Europe
Only 1% of the world's water is available for
use, making it a very precious commodity, yet on a daily basis we waste
huge amounts through leakage, evaporation and contamination.
Make sure every drop counts at home: shower
instead of running a bath; don't leave water running when you brush your
teeth, and put a
in your cistern - better still, persuade your friends & colleagues to put one
in theirs too!
The Thames Water
website has many more water saving ideas.
Make a donation to
Water Aid to get water, sanitation and hygiene education to
some of the poorest people in the world.
Tel: 020 7793 4500
Ethical Banking & Investment:
The Co-operative Bank
will not invest in state organisations in countries with poor human rights
records, or any organisations operating in countries where there exists
the highest degree of concern over the maintenance of human rights, where
the nature of the business is particularly socially or environmentally
Tel: 08457 212212
Investment Research Service (Eiris)
is a good reference point and a mine of information on ethical finance
from banking to investment and pensions. It was set up by a group of
churches and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that wanted their
principles incorporated in the investment strategy.
Tel: 020 7840 5700
Societies Association has a list of building societies, which
are not part of giant multinational conglomerates, and are less likely
than banks to loan your money to unsavoury businesses.
Tel: 020 7437 0655
Group has been set up to provide a specialist financial advice
service to all those who care about their world and its preservation, and
wish to extend this philosophy to all areas of their lives.
Tel: 01242 539848
Co-operative is a firm of Independent Financial Advisers
dedicated to ethical and socially responsible investment.
Tel: 01748 822402
uses its funds to back businesses that make a difference to society and
the environment. Enterprises it supports include organic farming,
renewable energy and fair trade.
Tel: 0500 008720
The Ecology Building
Society uses the money deposited to help build a more
sustainable future by supporting eco-businesses and projects. You may be
asked if you are a member of a green organisation before they accept you
for an account.
Tel: 0845 674 5566
Peterborough Building Society offers a range of green mortgages
that includes loans for energy-saving improvements.
Tel: 0845 300 6727
The Campaign Against
the Arms Trade names and shames some of the country's biggest
investment funds that have money in the arms industry. Its clean
investment campaign challenges organisations and lobbies for them to
Tel: 020 7281 0297
The average household in Britain produces
about six tonnes of CO2
annually from gas and electricity. Use less energy - save money & the
planet at the same time!
is an independent UK company which supplies
only 100% renewable electricity to homes and businesses throughout
England, Wales and Scotland.
Tel: 0845 456 1640
Juice has been developed through a
partnership between npower and Greenpeace. Juice is currently
generated at North Hoyle Offshore Wind Farm.
Tel: 0845 120 2755
Generate your own...
Energy Saving Trust
is one of the
UK's leading organisations tasked with sustainable energy solutions in
homes and on the road.
Tel: 020 7222 0101
work directly with architects, housing developers and engineers. We also
liaise with your electricity supplier to help you sell back your surplus
Tel: 020 7803 0100
products helps 'close the loop', creating a demand for
the materials recovered by recycling collection schemes. For
recycling to work, there needs to be markets for the products made
with recycled materials. Buying recycled helps keep reusable
material in the economy, reduces waste needing to be landfilled and
conserves resources, particularly energy.
Some charities benefit from selling on used
stamps and this can raise thousands of pounds. Making sure you don't
damage the stamps, cut from envelopes and take or send to the charity you
wish to support. Collect stamps from friends or colleagues too.
Tel: 020 7814 6200
0870 333 2700
Refusing to buy a company's products sends a
message in no uncertain terms and hits them where it hurts most - their
profits. When enough people join in and let companies know why their
behaviour makes you unhappy, they are forced to make changes.
The Ethical Consumer website has a list of the
latest boycotts: www.ethicalconsumer.org