Environment Social Action Directory

Below is the information of organisations working in the area of Education:

Friends of the Earth, National

Friends of the Earth is a grassroots environmental campaigning community. They have local groups in 350 neighbours across England, Wales and Ireland, which run national and local campaigns to protect the natural world and engage their communities on issues like recycling and conservation. Their network of Climate Action groups also work to make communities more climate friendly, secure Climate Action Plans with local councils and push for urgent government action on the climate crisis. To find out more, visit their website.

Greenpeace, National

Greenpeace is a movement of people who are passionate about defending the natural world from destruction. They aim to create a greener, healthier and more peaceful planet that can sustain life for generations to come. To achieve this aim they investigate, document and expose the causes of environmental destruction and work to bring about change by lobbying, consumer pressure and mobilising members of the general public. They also take peaceful direct action to protect the Earth and promote solutions for a green and peaceful future. To find out more, visit their website.

Young Christian Climate Network, National

The Young Christian Climate Network (YCCN) are an action-focused community of young Christians in the UK aged 18-30, choosing to follow Jesus in the pursuit of climate justice. They promote collective rather than individual action, and rely on the gifts and insights that everyone brings. As such, they aim to connect young Christians into an inclusive community engaged with climate justice; to take and facilitate collective action towards climate justice, motivated by faith; and to see themselves and their communities grow in passion and understanding, learning with humility and reflection. To find out more, visit their website.

Trees for Cities, National

Trees for Cities are the only UK charity working at a national and international scale to improve lives by planting trees in cities. They engage with local communities with the aim of cultivating lasting change in people’s own neighbourhoods – whether it’s revitalising forgotten spaces, creating healthier environments or getting people excited about growing, foraging and eating healthy food. There are lots of ways you can engage in the work of Trees for Cities, whether it is through volunteering, fundraising or becoming part of The Trees for Cities Community Hub. To find out more, visit their website.

Food Durham 

Food Durham’s mission is to create a food system that is healthier, greener and fairer, where every household has access to ‘good food’ – food that is safe, nutritious, of good quality and environmentally sustainable. Food Durham is very much a team effort: anyone with an interest in food has a part to play whether that is through creating a community veg garden or developing a sustainable local food procurement policy for a big organisation. You can get involved and support the work of Food Durham, either by organising your own project or by volunteering at the community garden.

Bind, Newcastle

Bind is Newcastle’s not-for-profit food waste hub that believes in positive, creative approaches to reduce food waste and drive behaviour change. Their work focuses on changing public attitudes, education, local policy and collaborating with local private, public and third sector organisations to deliver consistent, effective projects to reduce food waste. They currently have three main projects. First is the Magic Hat Café, which aims to divert good food from landfill, and raise awareness on food waste by ‘upcycling’ surplus food to feed the community. The second is Eat Smart, an educational programme which looks at food waste created on a primary school site, and helps the children to understand the importance of reducing food waste from a young age. The third is NE Leftovers which helps small food businesses take control of their food waste. Bind are always looking for new volunteers who are interested in any of the three projects they currently run. To find out more, visit their website.

Trees for Life, Scotland

Trees for life is an award-winning Scottish charity, whose mission is to rewild the Scottish Highlands by enabling the restoration of the globally unique Caledonian Forest that once covered much of Scotland. Integral to their success is the involvement of volunteers. Volunteering offers a rewarding and hugely enjoyable opportunity to restore native forests and wildlife habitats. With the help of volunteers, Trees for Life have planted nearly two million trees. To find out more, visit their website.

Sustainable Dorset

Sustainable Dorset is the central hub of all sustainable and resilient activity across the county. They aim to raise awareness and increase interest and involvement in sustainability. Sustainable Dorset also connect people and communities, supporting individual well-being, community enterprises and businesses in order to nurture resilience. They provide sensible advice on how you can live more sustainably, and through their website, they can connect you with projects and like-minded people across the county who are already on that journey and can provide practical ways to be involved. To find out more, visit their website.

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