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welcome Last year saw the launch of Book of Green, the national eco-directory designed to help you find many of the great green businesses that exist today. We’re pleased to be back again this year with an even BIGGER paperback and online directory, as well as our brand new iPhone app, integrated with social media, geo-location and general 21st century stuff. In this year’s paperback we’re launching a Christmas Competition. You could be our lucky reader getting all your Christmas shopping done for you. Winning 26 eco presents - all from companies within Book of Green - to give to friends and family. Fifty runners-up will win a Christmas present of their own. Go to page 57 to find out more. We hope you enjoy this year’s edition. Don’t forget to download the free iPhone app and sign up to our newsletter for more competitions and news.

Book of Green is an eco directory & resource – online, paperback and iphone app. Web: www.bookofgreen.co.uk Twitter: @bookofgreen Facebook: Book of Green Contact info: Sue Jueno sue@bookofgreen.co.uk Katie Keegan katie@bookofgreen.co.uk Printed by Four Corners Print on cyclus offset paper. For more information about the print procedure please go to www.responsibleprint.info and enter the number below.

Our thanks go to: Our advertisers, distributors, contributers, printers and everyone who has made this book possible. If you are a company that would like to be in our next edition, feature online or in the Book of Green iPhone app, please email info@bookofgreen.co.uk

Katie and Sue

Copyright of Book of Green. Reproduction in part or whole of Book of Green without permission is strictly prohibited. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy, however we cannot take responsibility for any losses resulting from publishing errors. The optinions expressed within this publication are not to be considered those of the publisher, who accepts no liability of any nature arising out of or in connection with the contents of this book.


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Find loads of green businesses in this new iPhone App‌. Use the geolocation to find your nearest green businesses or browse by category, view their profile, their website, phone them, email them, tweet them and post to Facebook to share them and the app with your friends. Find updates, offers and news in the newsfeed and twitterfeed. Download it from the App Store for Free! App Store: Book of Green | www.bookofgreen.co.uk | twitter: @bookofgreen


foreword by Janey Lee Grace

.....’small change big difference’ On many seminars and talks that I give around the UK many people tell me that they had never really considered going ‘green’, reducing the synthetic chemicals in their lives and taking some responsibility for their own health and wellbeing until a new baby came along and reminded them of their contribution to the planet, and the need to leave some of it behind for future generations to enjoy! Of course if you’d said the words ‘Green living’ and ‘Recycling’ to a guy in the 1940’s he’d have assumed you meant trimming the lawn, and getting back on his bike after a fall, yet he would have been a deeper shade of green than even the most ardent eco warrior can claim, partly because there simply wasn’t the overuse of packaging, the pesticides and the ‘disposable’ attitude to everything. My take on all of this as the author of a series of books on holistic living is that it’s now so easy to go green and natural without needing to make sacrifices. My particular interest is in beauty and skincare and this area has grown tremendously as you’ll see from this issue of The Book of Green. A recent Mintel report showed a rise in spending on organic skincare products of 40 per cent in two years and with the wealth of choice now in ethical sustainable companies that looks set to grow. Of course we know that no one bottle of shampoo, body lotion or indeed laundry detergent will increase your risk of having respiratory illnesses, allergies, or cancer but I genuinely do believe that the cumulative effect of the thousands of synthetic chemicals we encounter on a daily basis in our everyday household products almost certainly will aid in compromising the immune system and potentially lead to further problems, not to mention their impact on the environment. This book presents the good news that there is now a 100 per cent eco and sustainable alternative to just about everything from the car you choose to drive (or the bicycle!) the shoes, accessories and fashion items you wear, the skincare and food you buy, and not to mention the choice of energy you use. Many of the companies and services in this directory were started out of a real desire to create change, it’s that ‘small change big difference approach’ and their commitment to sustainability and ethical practice is heart warming, they deserve our support !

Janey Lee Grace is the author of ‘Look Great Naturally – without ditching the lipstick’ - Hay House, and runs a thriving forum at www.imperfectlynatural.com


Having a Baby? This is for you!

You have probably had enough of the unethical, plastic bagged, natal sample packs offered to you.

You have a copy of Book of Green in your hands so you clearly are a forward thinker and a person that cares about their footprint on the world. This pack has been made with you in mind, the companies sampling in it care about the world we share, about you and your baby. Mama Pack has brought them together, enveloped in a jute bag and our distrubutors are waiting to hand them over to you! By the way, you know the plastic wallet you have been given to hold your Antenatel notes? Recycle it and use the jute bag from Mama Pack!

www.mamapacks.eu * In some cases postage may apply. Contents of packs will vary.


index

This year’s edition has more categories to help you find companies easily and quickly.

Business Services

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Clothing & Accessories

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Eco Builds

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Energy & Technology

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Ethical Finance

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Family Events

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Food & Drink

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Green Child

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Health & Beauty

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Competition

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Home & Garden

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Recycling

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Resources

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Transport

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Travel & Leisure

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We would like to say a big thank you to all our distributors for their help and support with our 2010 / 11 edition. Here’s where you’ll find the paperback this year: In WHSmith and newsagents nationwide with the July Issue of Permaculature Magazine.

National Geographic GREEN are giving away 500 copies in their June & September issues.

Available from The Eden Project from June.

In every MamaPack from June, the alternative antinatal pack free from synthetic nasties, full of lovely samples for mother & baby.

In Planet Organic’s 4 London stores - Muswell Hill, Islington , Torrington Place, Westbourne Grove.

At South of England Show 10-12 June, Gardeners World Live 16-20 June and Kent County Show 16-18 July.

In Bricks & Bread sustainability centre, Aldershot, Hampshire from June.

In 3,500 health stores across the UK via Suma's retailer network from July.

Also distributed by: The Natural Nursery, Love Eco, GreenHaus, Extinct Design, Purity, The Green Desk, Good Green Gifts, The Living Rainforest, Swindon Pulse, Birmingham FOE, Bristol Green Store, Karavan Eco, Hayrack Gallery, Unpackaged Shop, SAREE, Ecorium, Pickled Green Clothing, Big Green Idea, Greener by Nature, Weleda & Eco Paint Store.


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Business Services advertising

cleaning services

Creative Orchestra

CO is the world’s leading social enterprise creative advertising & branding agency. www.creativeorchestra.com 0207 2722297

Ultimately Eco Cleaning

Healthy, Ethical and Green Cleaning services and products for your office and at home. www.ultimatelyeco.com 078 5214 4418

affiliate schemes AffiliateEco

The UK’s only Affiliate marketing company dedicated in supporting Green, Eco and ethical companies. www.affiliateeco.com

consultancy Absolutely Green

A creative, green approach to personal and professional development for people who want to bloom. www.absolutelygreen.co.uk 0775 3414236

Embercombe

carbon management The Woodland Trust

Reduce your carbon footprint with our Woodland Carbon project, your next step to sustainability. www.woodlandtrustshop.com/bg 0800 026 9650

Leadership/team/personal development & team days in nature. Stay in our yurts or we come to you. www.embercombe.co.uk 01647 252983

Green Minded

Help for your organisation to save money whilst taking environmentally positive actions. www.greenminded.co.uk 01273 540 998

ethicalsourcingeducationprocurement we enjoy the challenge of looking for new products, ingredients and implementing traceable procurement methods which our clients ask us to do. we work with chefs, business and individuals. For further information please contact irashai services ltd and speak to ngaire takano t: 01628 636 082 or e: ngaire@irashai.co.uk 10

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Business Services Mind the Gap Research and Training

Training, facilitation, evaluation, coaching in conflict mgt, project mgt, PA, environment, bespoke. www.mind-the-gap.net 07799 118454

A greener choice for your exhibition graphics.

Safe Bio Cleaning

Make a statement ...

World class suppliers of 100% bio based & green cleaning products for commerce, industry & home. www.safebiocleaning.com 07825 270 170

Recycled, biodegradable and reuseable banners using fabric, cotton and jute based materials. High quality and cost effective sustainable solutions from an established award winning company.

graphic design Bright Green Brands

Specialist in Brand Packaging Design, Corporate Branding & Photography for Eco & Ethical clients. www.brightgreenbrands.com 07930 748883

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Creating Media - Web-Design-Print

Green and ethical graphic and web design from a full service design house. www.creatingmedia.co.uk 0845 686 0050

Madomat Graphic Design

Beautiful & effective identity, websites, brochures, packaging, press kits, magazines, art direction. www.madomat.com 020 7229 7070

The Good Folk

tel: 01256 880 770 Manor Creative Design & Print

Eco graphic design – helping you stand out in the Greenhouse Graphics.indd the home1 of the Manor marketplace. Branding, web and print design. www.thegoodfolk.co.uk 020 7481 8940 Sustainable design & print solutions from quality printers who care about the internet & phones environment.

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Green Mobile

Award winning, carbon negative, money saving landline, mobile and broadband for business and home. www.greenmobile.co.uk 08452 333 333

For more information please visit www.manorcreative.com

Manor Creative, 7&8 Edison Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN23 6PT TEL 01323 514400 FAX 01323 514408 EMAIL sales@manorcreative.com

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Business Services office furniture

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Green-Works

Remove unwanted furniture or buy used & recycled furniture at unbeatable prices. Charity discounts! www.green-works.co.uk 0845 230 2231

Eco Print

Planet Friendly Printing - using recycled papers and cards. Ethical company, ethical policy. www.ecoprintuk.com 01722 340350

Wildfire Pro Design & Print

Ethical, sustainable graphic design, branding & marketing, and cheap eco friendly printing company. www.wildfireprint.com 020 8144 4234

office supplies The Green Stationery Company

Recycled paper and green office supplies from the original Green Stationery Company, established 1989 www.greenstat.co.uk 01225 480556

The Green Desk

Your one stop office supplies. Social enterprise helping people & planet. www.thegreendesk.org.uk 0844 3356382

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pr agencies Eurydice PR

Professional Environmental & Ethical lifestyle PR for the beauty, fashion, health and travel sectors. www.eurydicepr.co.uk 07702 415187 global tolerance - communications with conscience global tolerance is a world leading London-based ethical PR & communications agency, set up in 2003. www.globaltolerance.com 0845 054 0064

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ETHICAL |TOXIC -FREE | FAIRLY-WAGED

OFFICE and HOME CLEANING

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We are a team of senior PR and communications professionals delivering award winning campaigns. Whether it’s campaigning on organic food and farming, clean green technologies, or promoting ethical banking, we work with organisations that make a real difference. www.greenhousepr.co.uk - email: info@greenhousepr.co.uk - tel: 0845 250038 / 07976 556164

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Business Services promotional goods Re-Sourceful

Re-Sourceful supplies ethical business gifts & promotional merchandise. www.re-sourceful.co.uk 01225 787502

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If you’re looking for high-quality drinking water without plastic, plumbing or deliveries then why not askwatermatters.com We have the solution! Save money and save our waterways with EU certified eco-friendly cleaning products for use in commercial premises, food preparation and homes.

08000 47 48 01 info@watermatters.eu.com

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? Open ? Honest Given some of the world's biggest banks and oil companies are now claiming to be "green" and "responsible", it's good to know there is a smart new way to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Businesses displaying this logo have answered 35 questions on a range of Social, Environmental and Ethical issues, guaranteed their responses as accurate, complete and verifiable, and published them online for your scrutiny, comment and rating.

www.SEEWhatYouAreBuyingInto.com

... giving green a voice At Greenhouse, we believe in using the power of communications to promote a healthy and organic, ethical and sustainable lifestyle. There are so many inspirational organisations and individuals in the ‘green’ sector, working tirelessly and often with enormous creativity, to make a difference. We want to help them to grow and extend their influence, so that their voices can be heard and their work understood and recognised. Effective communication is, we believe, vital in helping consumers to make informed and ethical choices. Whether they are deciding to go organic, choosing an ethical bank or finding out about alternative energy suppliers, they have to have the facts to hand. We harness the persuasive power of the media to get the message across, creating innovative campaigns for our clients that resonate with their audiences and spark interest and debate. Reading a compelling story in a magazine can be the impetus someone needs to take action, whether that’s to start campaigning on green issues or even just to be better at recycling their household waste. By connecting the general public with those who are championing environmental issues and sustainability, we believe it is possible to accelerate change and give the environmental movement the boost it so urgently needs.

We are a team of senior PR and communications professionals

delivering award winning campaigns. www.greenhousepr.co.uk Whether it’s campaigning on organic food and farming, clean green technologies, or promoting ethical banking, we work with organisations info@greenhousepr.co.uk that make a real difference. tel: 0845 2500538 / 07976 556164 www.greenhousepr.co.uk - email: info@greenhousepr.co.uk - tel: 0845 250038 / 07976 556164 Greenhouse.indd 1

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Clothing & Accessories

accessories Just Trade

Contemporary fair trade jewellery, accessories and gifts. Designed for a Fairer World. www.JustTrade.co.uk

TreeTwist

With every TreeTwist you buy, we plant a tree on your behalf in the Caledonian Forest. www.treetwist.co.uk 0870 142 0388

Woodland Treasures

Exquisite wooden jewellery lovingly hand carved in the Highlands of Scotland from recycled off cuts. www.woodlandtreasures.co.uk 01862 871639

bamboo clothing Bamboo Clothing - BAM

World’s first bamboo clothing brand producing ecoperformance clothing made from organic bamboo www.bambooclothing.co.uk 020 8940 3958

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Clothing & Accessories Earth & Wear

Organic and ethical clothing, footwear and accessories. Brands include No Sweat, Amazon, Red Robot. www.earthandwear.com 01745 570417

Eco Eco

Eco clothing for all the family. Organic, ethical garments, accessories & fairtrade jewellery. www.eco-eco.co.uk 01433 623113

Epona Limited

Premium, sweatshop free imprintable apparel made from Fairtrade certified cotton. www.eponaclothing.com 0044 (0) 207 095 9888

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Only a click away for Style + Green + Fair Fashion & Accessories. Join US & say NO to Fast Fashion. www.ethicsgirls.co.uk 01383 413977

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Bishopston Trading Company

Magic Number Three

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Pickled Green Clothing

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Cool Green Attitude

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Beautiful fairtrade certified organic cotton clothing for adults and children. Trading since 1985. www.bishopstontrading.co.uk 01179 245 598 Soft, comfortable clothing made with100% organic, fair-trade cotton. www.causeandaffect.co.uk Ciel fashion has a simple design aesthetic to create beautiful clothes from the best green fabrics. www.ciel.ltd.uk | www.cielshop.co.uk 01273 202533 FREE P&P when you but Fair Trade & eco products @ the Conscious Consumer use BOOKGREEN at checkout www.theconsciousconsumer.co.uk 07901 966810

Buy organic and bamboo clothing, 18/8 stainless steel water bottles and other sustainable products. www.coolgreenattitude.com 0844 800 5346

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A sumptuous boutique-gallery within Saltaire World Heritage Site offering leading ethical fashion. www.magicnumberthree.co.uk 01274 587313 Organic Cotton T-shirts and Clothing for Sports people who care. www.nosymbolrequired.co.uk 07739 897616

Affordable clothes and accessories made from organic, fairtrade, recycled and sustainable materials. 07751 718810 www.pickledgreenclothing.co.uk Ethical fashion boutique for women and children. Shop online or visit our store in Farnham, Surrey. www.purityStyle.com 01252 820055 Vintage apparel, organic cottons, vegetable dyes, handwoven silks, hand embroideries. www.stillethical.com 020 7243 2932

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Clothing & Accessories

THTC - The Hemp Trading Company

Organic, fairly built clothing made from hemp and 05/05/2010 10:23:05 carbon neutral organic cotton, mainly printed tees. www.thtc.co.uk 0208 630 9001

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footwear Maguba clogs

Swedish wooden clogs made using materials and techniques that are good to nature and their people. www.maguba.com 0207 7007816

Veganline.com

Selling vegan shoes on-line since 1998. The Unswoosher hemp top tyre sole boot is even greener. www.veganline.com 0208 286 9947

jewellery Fifi Bijoux

Luxury Ethical Jewellery in fairly traded gold, silver & platinum mined without cyanide or mercury. www.fifibijoux.com 0208 133 2531

Glasswing Jewellery

Hand forged, contemporary fairtrade recycled silver, wedding rings, sea glass. Commissions welcome. www.glasswingjewellery.com 01736 350913

handbags Brown Cow Organics

Unique & ethical deluxe hair-on cowhide handbags & accessories from our Somerset organic hear hides. www.browncoworganics.co.uk 01749 890298

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Clothing & Accessories ....get excited and discover As a stylist working solely with eco clothing I get equally excited about the fabrics, the design, and the people behind them. Fabrics such as; Belgian linen flax retted in dew (Eloise Grey), vegetarian silk where silkworms are not killed (Ivana Basilotta), recycled parachutes (Debbi Little), decommissioned fire hose pipes (Issiworld.com), recycled bottle tops (Beyond Skin Pumps), as well as organic cotton, soya, and vegetable tanned leather all set my pulse racing!

Lupe Castro

Then the design, well part thanks to Estethica for putting together and inspiring an extremely talented group of designers, through its 6th season at London Fashion Week. It’s managed to drag ethical into the media & high street picking up endorsements from DEFRA and securing sponsorship from NEWGEN & Monsoon! Finally the designers these people are, incredibly talented, tenacious, ambitious, hardworking and they truly believe that there is no other alternative and would not dream of comprising their beliefs on people and planet. With so much energy, choice and availability coming from the Fashion sector it’s really now up to each and everyone to get excited and discover what’s out there. www.lupecastro.com

stylist Lupe Castro

Stunning, individual looks coupled with the cutting edge of ethical, traceable, sustainable fashion. www.lupecastro.com 07836 742020

REWARDROBE

Slow-wear Image Consultancy: styling and shopping tips for your new image and sustainable wardrobe. www.rewardrobe.eu 07726 781198

Feelgoodhandbags.co.uk

Ethical handbags and accessories. Animal-friendly, 07/05/2010 09:34:58 eco-friendly, recycled and Fairtrade. www.feelgoodhandbags.co.uk 01695 580713

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Peruse Fair Trade

Fantastic, funky, Fair Trade bags, hats, jewellery and gifts to suit every pocket and every occasion. www.perusefairtrade.co.uk 07772 637112

textiles

Boutique Ethique Ltd

Beautifully crafted, ethically produced designer pieces, made in the UK from eco textiles. www.boutique-ethique.co.uk 01225 309218

Garthenor Organic Pure Wool

British organic wool yarns, natural undyed in all standard knitting gauges. Soil Assoc Licence X8787. www.organicpurewool.co.uk 01570 493347

handmade Mamacha

Luxuriously soft handknitted alpaca knitwear and children’s clothing supporting 200 women in Peru. www.mamacha.co.uk 07969 804 779

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Well Cultivated - Eco friendly Products

Specialists in rare eco textiles and bamboo towels. Offering sumptuous health & beauty ranges. www.WellCultivated.co.uk 0115 921 2979

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Eco Builds architects

builders & contractors

archipeleco limited

archipeleco architects - providing beautiful and sustainable buildings for our clients since 2000. www.archipeleco.co.uk 0117 973 9099

Embercombe Building Company

Good value solutions, inc. ’Emberpod’ minenvironmental damage + making most of available resources. www.embercombe.co.uk/embbuildingcompany 01647 252983

Earth Hands and Houses

Natural building & Eco-Architecture. Teaching: Strawbale, Earthbag, Cob, Earthen finishes & paints... www.earthhandsandhouses.org 01932 352129

J3 Building Futures LLP

builders timber frame Baltic Homes Ltd

Energy Efficient Bespoke Timber Frame Houses/ExtenSustainable development, environmental design, green construction and ecological living consultancy. sions, quick build time, low environmental impact. www.j3buildingfutures.co.uk 01763 272141 07769 696624 www.baltichomes.co.uk Leeds Environmental Design Associates (LEDA) Ltd Timber Engineering Europe Architectural and Environmental design practice Timber frame ecological buildings manufactured dedicated to creating great sustainable buildings. and erected throughout Europe. www.leda.coop 0113 200 9380 www.timberengineeringeurope.com +34 697 248 469

Mason Gillibrand Architects / MGA Environmental Creating buildings that make people feel good... Sustainable architecture and energy consultants. www.masongillibrand.com 0800 1958778

decorators ColourMatters Decorating & Interiors

For your eco-decorating serives we use natural nontoxic paints, wallpapers & fabrics in Cheltenham. www.colourmatters.net 01242 231866

EcoDecorating

Eco-friendly/non-toxic painting, decorating & plaster repairs. Can relocate to cover the UK/EU. www.ecodec.vpweb.co.uk 0750 305 0807

paints Auro Natural Paints

No synthetics or alkyds just pure, biodegradable, CO2 neutral paints based on natural ingredients. www.auro.co.uk 01452 772020

Nutshell Natural Paints

Healthy VOC free Eco Paints,Wood finishes & Insulating Nano Emulsion. Private or Professional use. www.nutshellpaints.co.uk 01392 823760

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The Woodland House by Ben Law

Foreword By Kevin McCloud (Channel 4’s Grand Designs) Ben Law is an extraordinary man. Not exactly a warrior for his cause, more the quiet victor. Ben has proved that it’s possible to make a good living as an underwoodsman – coppicing, hurdle making and charcoal burning, simply by working hard and applying good commercial business sense. He’s also proved that it’s possible to design and construct an elegant, sophisticated and truly environmentally-friendly home from materials around you, providing you design with diligence and sensitivity. And he has proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that great architecture need not be urban, or glamorous or loud. I first met Ben when filming the third series of Grand Designs for Channel 4. We followed over a year the steady, measured construction of his house and watched coppiced chestnut being willed into a new form as a dwelling. It was clear then that because of Ben’s highly unusual planning circumstances and the exceptional nature of his job and skills that came with it, we were witnessing something rare; an event in building that doesn’t happen at all often. And in the three years since, we have not been able to find a project with the equivalent integrity of man, material and design. I suspect we won’t for a long time. Sustainable is a word that in the last few years has become almost meaningless. It’s now so overworn a word, it’s become so floppy you can take it and stuff it with whatever you like: organic straw; urethane foam insulation or just hot air. Whenever I need to remind myself what the word really means, I think of Ben’s house and how we managed to make a film about sustainable construction whilst mentioning the word just once. Here is a house so ecologically sound, it breathes in time to the trees around it. Nearly every bit of wood in the place (and it is nigh all wood) grew in that forest and was coppiced. The subsequent coppice stumps or stools are now regrowing so fast and gulping in their youth so much carbon dioxide, that within a few years the environmental impact of constructing and living in this building will have been more than outweighed. Putting it into hard environmental language, this, in carbon terms, is an invisible house. But it mustn’t remain too invisible because it’s also a beautiful house and one that answers eloquently to its setting. Ben has a shrewd eye for design, proportion and the subtleties of colour and materials. The result is a delightful building which appears as rooted as it can possibly be; one, that like all good architecture, responds intelligently to both its context and to human beings. Ben’s home has been made out of its very context, by him. You couldn’t find a house that has a more intimate relationship with people and place. Content reproduced by kind permission of Kevin McCloud from the foreword to The Wooldland House by Ben Law (Permanent Publications)


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Offers a design/build service for earth ship-inspired bills-free living. Also courses and workshops. www.earthbuilds.com 01273 245 055

EARTHED

Specialise in cob, roundpole timber framing, lime & stonework. We run educational workshops. www.earthedworld.co.uk 07917 361579/80

sustainable flooring ECOSCREED

Energy saving 100% recycled flowing screed for the encapsulation of under floor heating pipes. www.ecoscreed.co.uk 01372 842102

training provider The Green Register of Construction Professionals Not-for-profit membership organisation promoting green building practices through training & events. www.greenregister.org.uk 0117 3773490

Bricks and Bread Sustainable Living Centre Eco building products We supply eco building products to trade and retail customers. At the Centre we have samples

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Architectural Salvage We have a range of salvaged and reclaimed products. We sell architectural salvage for a commission or it is donated to help us provide subsidised training courses to local people. Training We run courses and events to suit all ages and abilities. We do approved installer courses and practical skills training events. Training courses include: • Sustainable construction and landscaping. • Theory and training for building professionals. • Practical skills training and workshops. Learn while you work Supervision service for builders from an approved installer who can give you help and guidance on site, you won’t get a qualification but it will help you learn the right skills whilst you get the job done correctly, first time around Our priority is to share the information and skills we have, so other people can discover the knowledge they need to create a low carbon, sustainable economy. www.bricksandbread.com centre@bricksandbread.com 01252 314060 Albion Works, Church Lane East, Aldershot,Hampshire, GU11 3BT

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Energy & Technology consultants & auditors Viridis Energie Consultants

Are you confused about renewable energy? We are independent advisers in the field of renewables. www.viridisec.co.uk 08454 374484

energy campaigns Embrace My Planet - The Campaign for Renewable Energy

We need more renewables to beat climate change. Tell politicians that you support wind farms. www.embracemyplanet.com 0207 901 3000

micro generation Dulas Ltd

Dulas consult and install the most appropriate technology using 28 years of experiance in microgen. www.dula.og.uk/?id=14 01654 705000

energy info YouGen

YouGen makes it easy to choose the best renewable energy for your home and find a supplier you trust. www.yougen.co.uk 01395 597879

Elfsec Ltd

Solar Hot Water Heating, Wind Turbines and Solatubes. www.elfsecsolar.co.uk 01642 491735

Organic Energy (UK) Ltd

Specialists in the supply of MCS accredited fully automated wood pellet boilers & plant room package. www.organicenergy.co.uk 01938 530 070

T4 Sustainability

High quality renewable energy and energy efficiency consultancy and installation services. www.t4sustainability.co.uk 08454 561332

Thornes Renewable Energy Solutions Ltd Suppliers of wood pellet, log and solar heating systems and suppliers of top quality wood pellets. www.ecogreenenergy.co.uk 01404 891604

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It’s a great time to invest in solar electricity Visit solarcentury.co.uk or phone 0800 334 5996 for an instant estimate for your home.


Energy & Technology renewable energy suppliers EcoSwitch.com

The UK’s only dedicated, independent comparison site helping consumers cut through the greenwash. www.ecoswitch.com 0844 571 5100

Ecotricity

An energy company with a difference. We invest more than any other utility in green generation. www.ecotricity.co.uk 08000 302302

Good Energy

The UK’s only dedicated 100% renewable electricity supplier, supporting over 1,200 generators. www.goodenergy.co.uk 0845 456 1640

Green Energy (UK) plc

100% green energy for homes & businesses across the UK with energy from renewable & green sources. www.greenenergyuk.com 0800 954 0675

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‘Looking to the future of your renewable energy needs’

Keen to reduce your energy bill and switch to renewables such as Solar PV and Solar Thermal? Confused by the options? Even more confused by the grants and microgeneration tariff? Not sure about planning? We promise to: • Be clear on the costs • Offer market beating prices • Practise ethically • Support the Climate Justice Fund To find out more simply call us on 02032 891752 or send an email to enquiries@prescientpower.co.uk

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Llani Solar Ltd

Renewable heating specialists. Covering Wales & the borders. Fully MCS accredited for grants. www.llanisolar.co.uk 01686 412 552

Solar Century

Solar energy company with the best solar panels and photovoltaic systems, installation and wholesale. www.solarcentry.co.uk 0800 334 5996

Willis Renewable Energy Systems

A Willis Solasyphon is for retrofit solar heating and avoids the need to replace the storage tank. www.willis-renewables.com 02890 781236

solar pv Dulas Ltd

Solar PV: expert advise supply of quality MCS products, installation services and technical backup. www.dulas.org.uk/?id=61 01654 705060

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Energy & Technology

Turning up the heat It is an exciting time for renewable energy technologies in the UK and solar energy in particular. Many factors are all pointing to a rapid scaling up in the use of these technologies, with Government launching exciting new financial mechanisms to encourage us all to use them, and to stimulate massive growth in the solar industry. The two driving mechanisms that will be supporting the growth of on site renewable technologies are the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) to be launched in April 2011 and the Feed in Tariff (FIT) which became active on 1st April this year. Both the RHI & FIT incentive schemes will be providing premium payments for heat or electricity generation, which changes the economics of adopting them. You’ve all seen a solar thermal system up on a roof in your neighbourhood. In fact there Ecotricity.indd 1 trade associations 04/05/2010 20:04:42 are over 100,000 examples of solar thermal systems installed in the UK to date. Most of them are solar hot water systems providing Ground Source Heat Pump Association (GSHPA) domestic hot water in people’s homes. An The GSHP Association represents & promotes its member companies & the technology across the UK. average system of this type, installed by www.gshp.org.uk 01908 354545 one of the member companies of the STA, all working to within our Code of Ethical RenewableUK Practice, can provide between 50-70% of The UK’s leading renewable energy association. We champion generation and use of renewable power. your annual hot water demand and would www.renewable-uk.com 0207 901 3000 cost from around £4200 (for an average system of 4m2 collector area). Solar Trade Association To become a member of the Solar Trade Association contact Carol Price on 01908 442290 or: carol.price@solar-trade.org.uk – or alternatively please visit our website: www.solar-trade.org.uk.

Howard Johns

Chairman, Solar Trade Association

The Solar Trade Association represents & promotes its member companies & the technology across UK. www.solar-trade.org.uk 01908 442290

wind energy Dulas Ltd

Full turnkey services from feasibility to commissioning with quality turbines from 5kW to 330kW. www.dulas.org.uk/?id=104 01654 705060

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Wood Burning Boilers 9 Competitively priced 9 92% heat efficiency

9 HETAS approved 9 Grants available

www.ecoangus.co.uk

Free friendly advice 01934 862 642 / 07739 174 511 / 07970 901 273 / ecoangus@aol.com Eco Angus Ltd.indd 1

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wood energy Midland Bio Energy Ltd

Supplying commercial & domestic grade qualit wood pellets. Produced in UK from FSC sourced timber. www.midlandbioenergy.co.uk

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Ethical Finance

Economics. Save with Triodos and the planet profits too. We only finance projects that have a positive impact on the environment and society. Triodos Climate Change Bonds 2 year – 2.00% fixed (AER*/Gross) 3 year – 2.75% fixed (AER*/Gross) 5 year – 3.25% fixed (AER*/Gross) For savings that work hard for people and the planet.

Call: 0500 008 720 Visit: www.triodos.co.uk

The world’s most ethical bank

*Rates correct as of 4 December 2009. Interest rate quoted is Annual Equivalent Rate (AER) and illustrates what the interest rate would be if interest was paid and compounded once each year. The gross rate is before deduction of tax at standard rate. Triodos Bank NV (incorporated under the laws of the Netherlands with limited liability, registered in England and Wales BR3012). Authorised by the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) for the conduct of UK business. Registered office: Brunel House, 11 The Promenade, Bristol BS8 3NN.

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Ethical Finance

Investing ethically – the smart thing to do

• Investment Advice including ISAs • Discretionary Managed Portfolios • Retirement Planning • Financial Planning for Business Owners/Directors

Independent Financial Advice and ethical investment specialists since 1993. We provide advice to individuals, organisations and charities around the UK.

For more information visit www.gaeia.co.uk or telephone 0161 434 4681 The Gæia Partnership Ltd, 829 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M20 5WD Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Services Authority. The value of your investment can fall as well as rise; past performance is not a guide to future returns. The FSA does not regulate taxation and trust advice.

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Rathbone Greenbank Investments

Ethical investment management services for private investors, trusts and charities. www.rathbonegreenbank.com 01179 303000

Barchester Green Investments

Specialists in ethical investment & sustainable financial planning advice. www.barchestergreen.co.uk 01722 331241

Your green peace of mind

ETA – green breakdown cover and insurance

www.eta.co.uk 0800 212 810

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...for drivers who care The Environmental Transport Association (ETA) was founded in 1990 as a motoring organisation for drivers who care about the environment. Since that time it has expanded its services to include travel and motor insurance, and in 2009 it was voted car breakdown Company of the Year. The ETA is also a strong advocate for cycling; Its keenly-priced cycle insurance includes: new-for-old, accidental damage (including race events); bicycle breakdown recovery; £1m liability cover; personal accident; hire bike if yours is out of action following a claim; 90 days’ European plus 60 days’ worldwide; 40% discount for folders.

See eta.co.uk for details.

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Family Events

Beautiful things happen in beautiful places A beautiful setting, high on the Berkshire Downs, surrounded by stunning rural scenery. A fresh, open space with a magnificent vaulted ceiling. A venue unlike any other – one that you will remember forever.

• Licensed for civil ceremonies, enjoy your wedding and reception at the same venue. • Delicious award-winning organic food direct from the farm. • We can cater for celebrations both large and small. • Flexible room layouts for conferences - up to 200 delegates. • Easy-to-reach private location just 15 minutes from the M4 and an hour from Heathrow.

www.sheepdrove.com

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Family Events ceremony venues The Pines Calyx

The naturally inspiring Pines Calyx is the UK’s most sustainable wedding, events & baby naming venue. www.pinescalyx.co.uk 01304 851 737

entertainers Professor Fiddlesticks

Children’s and family entertainer, offering circus skills show/workshop, balloons and science show. www.professorfiddlesticks.co.uk 01904 422344

events & festivals Brighton to London Eco-Rally and Exhibition The best green transport of today and tomorrow in action and on display at Hyde Park, London 7-7-10. www.eco-rally.org 07711 99 4160

Embercombe

Beautiful land, cosy yurts: rediscover community and be inspired to action for the world. www.embercombe.co.uk/events 01647 252983

green apples and elephants

Biodegradable and compostable tableware, sustainable decorations and gifts - all your eco-party needs. www.greenapplesandelephants.com 01772 452852

florists Floral Art Studio

The First fully recyclable GREEN WREATH unique & natural ideal for Weddings Funerals Table & Doors. www.greenweaths.co.uk info@greenwreaths.co.uk

funerals Novaterium Green Funeral Solutions

Information about all aspects of making funerals more eco-friendly. Directory of goods and services. www.novaterium.com 01904 422344

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A NATURAL ENDING...

For anyone who cares about the environment, decisions about the end of their life are as important as those made during their lifetime. Finally there is a choice – beautiful, natural, mature woodlands, where burials and ash interments take place amidst the beauty and peace of the trees, and bereaved families are given the best support by highly trained staff. Our woodland cemeteries with their stunning wooden buildings offer perfect tranquil settings for funerals and memorial services, and graves may be chosen and purchased in advance, giving peace of mind to anyone planning for their own future. With three parks located in The Chilterns, Norfolk and Epping Forest, these truly are cemeteries for our time, enhancing biodiversity, preserving and improving woodland and offering exceptional service to the bereaved. For more information or to request a brochure, visit our website or telephone the park most convenient to you:

www.woodlandburialparks.co.uk WOODLAND BURIAL PARKS

Cemeteries where life goes on

Chiltern Woodland Burial Park Colney Woodland Burial Park Epping Forest Burial Park

Tel: 01494 872158 Tel: 01603 811556 Tel: 01992 523863


Family Events Woodland Burial Parks Ltd

Three beautiful natural woodland cemeteries with stunning facilities - in Norwich, Epping & Bucks. www.woodlandburialparks.co.uk 0845 6033714

The Woodland Trust

Celebrate the life of a loved one by dedicating trees or woodland - the perfect living memorial. www.woodlandtrustshop.com/bg 0800 026 9650

wedding accessories cherrygorgeous

Award winning, high quality wedding stationery that’s contemporary, stylish and eco-friendly too! www.cherrygorgeous.co.uk 0845 2799827

GreenLeaf Press

We offer a stunning ethical collection of ‘off the peg’ and bespoke occasional stationery. www.greenleafpress.co.uk 07824 860682

Thinking Flowers?

We are fundamentally offering alternative services that support a cut-flower industry in need of change. By offering floral designs for all your occasions we create eye-catching and unique talking pieces. With a truly holistic approach to flowers including flower Our Green Wedding.indd 1 wedding gift lists 07/05/2010 11:29:59 essences therapies and floral donation, we offer an inside out approach to design which looks at the client and plant material as a whole and create The Woodland Trust from this. We have provided floral design, styling, Dedicate trees or woodland for a lasting and unique green waste disposal and holistic floristry courses for clients such as Houses of Commons, Eden Project, wedding gift that supports woods and wildlife. Tate Modern, The British Library, BAFTA and Solace www.woodlandtrustshop.com/bg 0800 026 9650 Women Aid.

Our Green Wedding List

Super stylish eco & ethical online wedding gift list registry with beautiful high quality gifts. www.ourgreenweddinglist.com 01273 486015

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Food & Drink The meaning of organic

catering

Charles Dowding

eco cuisine

eco cuisine is an ethical, organic, catering business using British and / or organic produce. www.eco-cuisine.co.uk 0208 8820350

chocolate nibchoc ltd

MORE THAN CHOCOLATE..WITHOUT THE GUILT. nibchoc cacao bars/bites. No refined sugar,wheat,or dairy. www.nibchoc.com 01865 793098

food & health shops grassroots organic

Organic wholefood store with wheat dairy and gluten free products. Refills and fruit and veg boxes. www.grassrootsorganic.com 0141 353 3278

Premium Raw Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Organic farming has come of age, enough to be attacked in a cloak and dagger way by such bodies as the British Food Standards Agency (FSA), who last year concluded that organic food ‘conveys no health benefits’. Their report was based on extremely selective evidence: It did not even look at levels of pesticide contamination. Also it ignored a major European study started six years ago, funded by the European Commission and called Quality Low Input Food (QLIF), who have shown that organic food production methods result in “(a) higher levels of nutritionally desirable compounds (e.g., vitamins/antioxidants and poly-unsaturated fatty acids such as CLA and omega-3) and (b) lower levels of nutritionally undesirable compounds such as heavy metals, mycotoxins, pesticide residues and glyco-alkaloids in a range of crops and/or milk. In the case of milk, nutritionally desirable compounds are up to 70% higher in organic samples”.

Our oil is not a cold pressed, expeller pressed, or copra oil, but a truly delicious oil, a centrifuged top oil, producing the very finest in flavour, texture and quality.

We can do even better when growing our own vegetables. Soil that is well looked after with plenty of compost, plants that are grown in season and at their natural speed (no surfeit of water or fertiliser), and freshly harvested so that most vitamins are preserved, will result in platefuls of nutritious and extremely tasty food. Salad leaves are the easiest and most bountiful vegetable to grow in small spaces, even containers. A few seasonal salad plants, looked after by careful harvesting of outer leaves, can give harvests over many months.

A pure dream to the palate! Hence our Awards!!

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Essence of Eden Premium Raw Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, have won awards consecutively for two years, in the ‘Organic Food’ Awards, run by The Times & Soil Association.

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NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW

We’re Happy to say this packaging is 100% recyclable

Introducing the new Suma 100% recyclable range Over 250 products in the range including: Dried Beans and Pulses, Dried Fruit, Nuts and Seeds, Grains, Snacks.

Revolutionary new 100% recyclable packaging made from recycled PET This packaging is made from rPET (recycled PET). This plastic is also used to make pop and water bottles and most local authorities have schemes running to collect and recycle it. PET is usually a thick rigid plastic, most favoured for the packaging of liquids. PET can also be made into fibres to form a strong fabric, polyester, which is used in clothing, furnishings etc. Now for the first time, as far as we are aware, it has been used to make a thin, flexible film from this versatile material, which we’re using for food packaging.

Contact your local council to find out what PET recycling facilities there are in your area. Most councils already collect PET plastic pop and water bottles. Some may find it difficult to deal with a PET film because it is likely to blow about – therefore we suggest that you roll up empty rPET bags and poke them into a PET bottle for easy recycling. Some councils collect PET and then landfill it anyway. With your help, Suma can firstly generate more demand for recycled PET and also put pressure on local councils to collect and recycle more PET.

Another first for us - and our ethical values Available from Suma Cooperative 01422 313845 or visit www.suma.coop


Food & Drink Oliver’s Wholefood Store

Multi award winning extensive organic grocery, body care, beauty and natural remedies store. www.oliverswholefoods.co.uk 0208 948 3990

Planet Organic

The UK’s leading organic supermarket. Specialists in organic, natural and free-from foods. www.planetorganic.com 020 7221 7171

hampers Turnham Green

Luxury food hampers with an ethical twist. Top rated foodie gifts delivered throughout the UK. www.turnham-green.co.uk 0797 221 6993

kids organic food Ulula - Organic Baby Food

Milks, porridge varieties, jars & finger foods. Holle, vegetarian & gluten free ranges. Order online. www.ulula.co.uk/green 01362 688743

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breakfast, lunch or dinner 364 days a year at this award winning family run restaurant.

Copas Traditional Turkeys

Very Very Special Christmas Turkeys & Accompaniments. Order direct or via quality retailers nationwide. www.copasturkeys.co.uk 01628 499980

gylly beach café

organic wholesalers

on gyllyngvase beach • falmouth • tr11 4pa • 01326 312884 • www.gyllybeach.com

Handmade Gourmet Raw Food

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The Raw Food School Shop

Providing quality raw and organic superfood ingredients, raw food classes and gourmet raw snacks. www.therawfoodschoolshop.com 01749 343887

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restaurants & cafes Blas Burgerworks

Call 01749 343 887 Email info@gourmetraw.com Visit www.gourmetraw.com VEGAN

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Award winning eco-burger joint. Veggie, vegan and Cornish beef burgers. Listed in The Good Food Guide www.blasburgerworks.co.uk 01736 797272

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Bath’s only vegetarian restaurant is best known for its exciting flavour packed ‘world menu’. www.demuths.co.uk 01225 446059

Forge Music Venue and Caponata Restaurant Live Music Venue and Sicilian Restaurant. Music includes classical, jazz, folk and world. www.forgevenue.org 0207 383 7808

The Sun and Doves

We’ve been running on green for fifteen years. Food Drink & Art in great surroundings with a garden. www.sunanddoves.co.uk 0207 733 1525

store cupboard Gilchesters Organics Ltd.

From seed to soil to stone grinding - we only mill what we grow ourselves. Heritage wheat and Spelt. www.gilchesters.com 01661 886118

Steenbergs Organic

Steenbergs full range of organic and Fairtrade spices, seasonings, bakery ingredients, tea + groceries. www.steenbergs.co.uk 01765 640088

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The UK’s leading organic wine specialist

tea & coffee Emeyu

Delicious, organic and fair-trade teas available loose and in beautiful biodegradable muslin teabags. www.emeyu.com 020 7736 1119

Robert Wilson’s ‘Ceylon’ Teas

Deal direct with estates for award winning teas made to our special requirements. Biodynamic & Organic. www.wilstea.com 01460 77508

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Shinzo Premium Japanese Green Tea

Refreshingly delicate with no bitterness. Try mixing Vintage Roots.indd our powdered tea with ice cream or a smoothie! www.shinzo.co.uk 020 8371 8790

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Charcoal People

Bamboo charcoal for a refreshingly simple and natural way to filter your tap water. Try it & see! www.charcoalpeople.co.uk 020 8549 2772

vegan The Redwood Wholefood Co Ltd

Award-winning artisan producer of animal free foods made from 100% natural plant based ingredients. www.redwoodfoods.co.uk 01536 400557

Reusablebottle.co.uk

At reusabottle.co.uk, we offer a great range of alternatives to the waste that is Bottled Water. www.reusablebottle.co.uk 05602 696001

gluteen free,100%veg, no artifical colours, no msg, no trans fat

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raw superFoods online

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We stock a wide range of organic dried fruits, nuts, seeds, superfoods and raw food products all delivered to your door. >> Available in 500g and 1kg sizes >> Free delivery to UK mainland when you spend over £50

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Green Child

WOODLAND CHILDREN Natural Toys & Games

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Green Child Baby BeeHinds

Baby Beehinds bamboo nappies are made from soft bamboo fleece. One size fits babies 8lbs to 35lbs. www.babybeehinds.eu 01474 324211

BabyKind

Offer a wide range of eco-friendly & innovative baby items including washable nappies and lots more! www.babykind.co.uk 0845 094 2275

Cotton Baby

Fantastic range of easy to use real nappies. Trial packs available to hire. Friendly, expert advice. www.cottonbaby.co.uk 01228 712699

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Earth Baby

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Plush Pants Cloth Nappies

Organic Toy Company

Softbots

BPA-free bottles, Swedish Moccasins, Organic gifts for Mum & Baby & many more natural products! www.earthbaby.org.uk 07782 192 960

Cloth nappies, natural baby products and more! Everything you need to raise your baby naturally! www.ecobrats.ie +353 (0)61 748498 Stylish and ethical. Sophie the Giraffe, Starchild shoes, toys, bedding, baby slings and much more. www.greenchildofmine.com 01204 653327 Gorgeous gifts! UK’s largest range of organic toys, kind to the most delicate skin AND the planet! www.otoys.co.uk 01843 600023

The very best cloth nappy brands in stock and organic baby clothes. Free delivery on all UK orders. www.green-me.co.uk 01474 324211 UK Suppliers of all things Mother-ease. Designed by parents, for parents, babies and the environment. www.mother-ease.co.uk 01435 811555 Free cloth nappy trial scheme: Try before you buy! Wide range in stock with easy online ordering. www.PlushPants.co.uk 01865 408040 A home grown business providing cloth nappies, nappy accessories & much more! FREE postage. www.softbots.co.uk 07914 216438

TeeHee Baby Ltd

earth friendly nappies

Reusable nappies for any budget, nappy advice line & free trial kit. We also sell eco baby products. www.teeheebaby.co.uk 01993 779735

kids clothing Eddie’s Mum

Fun, organic cotton kids’ clothing (0-4 years). Buy original campervan, dog & monster designs online. www.eddiesmum.co.uk 07890 384465

KiD Labels

Better, Safer, Greener Labels: to identify all the clothing & belongings your kids take to school. www.kidlabels.com 00 353 1 210 8222

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Our baby’s grown up

0 5 AY TOD ...but hasn’t changed a bit The Weleda baby range soothing natural care for your baby’s skin

Just like the day it was launched half a century ago, Weleda’s baby range is free from everything synthetic, and is based on 100% natural plant oils derived only from sun-kissed flowers, seeds and fruits such as Calendula, Chamomile and Sweet Almond. The collection of oils, creams, washes and lotions has now been voted best skincare range in three independent award schemes, and is recommended by over 70% of German midwives (Emnid Studie 2003).

Available from Waitrose, Boots, independent health food stores and pharmacies or direct from Weleda. To learn more visit www.weleda.co.uk


Green Child ...good for all of us and good for the environment. Whether we believe global warming is man-made or not, some environmental issues are indisputably true. Plastic, a product of the petro-chemical industry, is made from crude oil, a natural resources with depleted supplies. It takes hundreds of years to break down in landfill releasing toxins in the process and plastic waste in the sea now poses a serious threat to aquatic life. Yet we choose to provide our children with vast amounts of toys made from the very material damaging the environment we are passing on to them - the dolls and teddies stuffed with polyester, a member of the plastic family, the branded plastic toys that last only until the next fashion, or until they break due to poor quality and are thrown out. By providing our children with imaginative toys made from natural, sustainable materials out of respect for the environment, beautifully crafted toys which are to be treasured and cared for, to be fixed when they are broken not just thrown away and replaced, we teach them to be less wasteful awnd to appreciate the natural world around them which is good for all of us and good for the environment. www.woodlandchildren.co.uk

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organicZOO stocks superb organic babyware. To view collections & designs available visit their website. www.organiczoo.co.uk 0800 0681437

Sones Organic Choice

Organic baby and children’s clothing accessories, toys and pure and natural skincare. www.sonesuk.com 01549 402733

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Ultimately Eco Home Cleaning

Get a HOME DETOX before your baby is born:Have your home cleaned & supplied with safer alternatives. www.ultimatelyeco.com 078 5214 4418

online stores Gorgeous Eco Baby

Gorgeous 100% Organic Clothing for newborns through to six years, organic blankets and comforters. www.organicbabyclothesdirect 02830 257767

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Green Child Little Green Earthlets

Green & Real Nappies & all things eco & environmental for safe, natural pregnancy, family & babycare. www.earthlets.co.uk 01435 811555

Mimimyne (Me Me Mine Ltd)

Eco store for organic baby products, funky baby clothes, kids clothes, furniture, wallpaper and toys. www.mimimyne.com 0208 133 0961

Shop Muladula

Natural, Organic & Fairly Traded items for babies & children. www.shopmuladula.com 07912 497058

The Natural Nursery

Helping you grow your own green family - breastfeeding, babywearing, cloth nappies & organic clothes. www.naturalnursery.co.uk 01392 207 243

parties Ecobunting

Colourful bunting for all occasions. Made from waste materials in the UK. Can be personalised. www.ecobunting.co.uk 01491 824152

Little Cherry - Eco-Friendly Parties

The most wonderful gorgeous eco-friendly party supplies and handmade cotton party bags! www.littlecherry.co.uk 01784 470570

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toys Magic Pumpkins & Faery Dust

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Health & Beauty Absolutely Pure

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Soy Wax aromatherapy candles, Room aromas, lip Balms, Bath & Massage Oils. All Vegan. www.juniperwood.co.uk 07977 171242

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Caurnie Soaperie

Ethical botanical time-tested bodycare from caurnie organic herb garden soaps for eczema problems etc. www.caurnie.com 0141 776 1218

body & skincare 27 Natural Skincare

Handmade organic skincare products. Only highquality, ecologically friendly natural ingredients. www.27skincare.com 07930 284414

The Celtic Herbal Company

Handmade in Wales, natural, herbal, therapeutic bath and bodycare perfect for the whole family. www.celtic-herbal.co.uk 01758 701883

Content Beauty/Wellbeing

London’s leading organic and natural apothecary. Including organic beauty treatments & naturopathy. www.beingcontent.com 020 3075 1006

Eco Eco

Natural, non-toxic bodycare & cosmetics. Lavera, Weleda, Lily Lolo, Akamuti, Faith in Nature & more. www.eco-eco.co.uk 01433 623113

Beyond Organic Have just won their 5th Award in 3 years. Their new Organic Uplifting Toner won ‘Best Newcomer’ in the 2010 Natural Health Awards.

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An award winning natural & organic skincare boutique stocking the best brands from around the world. www.ecorium.co.uk 0800 085 1016

Sumptuous, Award winning, ethical, not tested on animals. “With the performance I got, I just could not believe it was an organic skincare product.” Top Spa director.

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Elixirs of Life

Creators of ethical skin & hair care products, handmade in the UK, no nasties, not costing the earth. www.elixirsoflife.co.uk sales@elixirsoflife.co.uk

Essential Care

Hand-made in the UK, multi award-winning Essential Care is Soil Association certified & a joy to use. www.essential-care.co.uk 01638 716593

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Wash with a clean conscience everyday, with Dr. Bronner's. When Dr. Bronner first made his all-natural soap over 60 years ago, his mission was clear. He knew that his family recipe with its rich velvety lather and generous dash of peppermint oil would leave your body tingling with cleanliness and your home as fresh as a daisy. Made with integrity using organic ingredients from Fair Trade sources, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps also leave your conscience as clean as a whistle. Available from leading health and department stores including Whole Foods Market, Liberty and Fenwick, and selected Waitrose stores nationwide. Become a fan of Dr. Bronner’s at facebook.com/drbronner


Health & Beauty mypure

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The Natural Shop

Shop online for natural skincare & eco-friendly items for cleaning, energy saving, gifts and more. www.thenaturalshop.co.uk 0845 6522654

Natural Spa Supplies Ltd

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Nature’s Boutique

Natural, Organic, Cruelty Free online Beauty/Eco accessories store. All products suitable for vegans. www.naturesboutique.com 0845 045 1505

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Natural & Organic skincare, childrens-wear, organic candles, cosmetics, wooden toys & ecover refills. www.organ-nics.com 01797 222492

OV naturals aromatherapeutic skincare

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The Hemp Shop Ltd

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Handmade skin & hair care using the finest organic ingredients and no paraben preservatives! www.iamnatural.co.uk 07737 764 660

INLIGHT organic skin care

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Raw Gaia

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Jason is th eleading natural & vegan beauty company producing head to toe effective, affordable products. www.kinetic4health.co.uk 0845 0725825

Lavera

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LoveLula.com

Award winning organic beauty store with over 1200 products from more than 75 brands. Order online. www.lovelula.com 01829 742 946

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Certified natural and organic skincare using plants and herbs from the Baltic meadows and forests. www.madara.co.uk 01557 870266

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Award-winning range of certified organic intimate lubricants and moisturisers, including the new conception-friendly product, Yes®Baby.

Jo Wood Organics is my range of luxury & award winning, certified organic fragrances. My fragrances are certified organic with Ecocert and I feel this is important to demonstrate that my range is truly organic and doing its bit for the environment, as well as making us smell and feel gorgeous.

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Earthwise Girls

Reusable sanitary pads, menstrual cups & sponges. Natural hair & beauty - for your body, our world. www.EarthwiseGirls.co.uk 01865 408040

Honour Your Flow

Natural and organic washable cloth menstrual products. Reusable sanitary pads and cloth tampons. www.honouryourflow.co.uk 015242 76518

Moon Times

Organic Cloth Pads & Panty Liners, Moon Sponges and Cups. Kind for your Body, Kind for the Planet! www.moontimes.co.uk 0844 3511412

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Neutralise EMF Radiation - Houses, Cars, Offices, Wi-Fi, Mobiles, Masts, Pylons, Computers, TVs etc. www.bioprotectivesystems.com 0116 2676599

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Natural dilator for SNORING and to aid BREATHING during SPORTS. For more information visit our site. www.breathingrelief.com 0845 051 9167

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SOLGAR VITAMIN AND HERB has been committed to its CarbonNeutral® programme [in partnership with the CarbonNeutral® company] since 2000 and has planted approximately 10,000 tree saplings to counter its carbon emissions for its deliveries and company cars. In 2005 Solgar decided to expand its CarbonNeutral® initiative to include investments in carbon credit offset projects and has since invested in projects across the globe, including wind farms and solar energy schemes.

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Quinex Moringa

Manufactures and distributors of 100% natural powerhouse of multivitamins made from moringa. www.quinexmoringa.co.uk 07791 583 436

The Truly Natural Company Ltd

The Truly Natural Co. is one of the leading ethical providers of natural and organic health products. www.thetrulynaturalcompany.com 01444 417835

Wholistic Health Direct

Supply a huge range of health products from juicers, water purifiers, clay & bouncers to enema kits. www.wholisticresearch.com 01763 284910

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Health & Beauty Simply Soaps & Hedgerow Herbals

UK’s No 1 handmade soap brand-100% natural & organic pampering products from hedgerow herbals. www.simplysoaps.com 01603 720869

Tanjero

Vegan handmade soaps. SLS, parabens, unnatural colour and preservative free. Free samples available. www.tanjero.co.uk 0114 256 2977

natural therapies Amazing Health

Specialist in magnetic therapy, Himalayan salt, heat therapy, aromatherapy & other health products. www.amazinghealth.co.uk 08458 386263

Taymount Clinic for Digestive Health

Colon Hydrotherapy, Juicing/Raw Retreats, Natural Hormones, Naturopathy, Reiki. & Training College. www.taymount.com 01462 712500

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Uniquely Organic Ecospa

We offer high-quality organic spa treatments and retail a full range of certified organic products. www.uniquelyorganic.co.uk 07860 145720

yoga ecoYoga Ltd

ecoYoga jute & rubber yoga mats: 4mm & 2mm. Manufactured in the UK. Worldwide supplier since 2003. www.ecoyoga.co.uk 07828 492212

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Dr. Bronner Magic Soaps

The famous Castile (pure vegetable) soaps made with Fair Trade and certified organic essential oils. www.kinetic4health.co.uk 0845 0725825

Essentially Natural

Handmade organic soaps, skincare & soy aromatherapy candles. The purest available, many vegan. www.e-nat.co.uk 08000 664 916

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bedding Fou Furnishings

Award winning and original luxury organic cotton bedding for baby, child and grown up bedrooms. www.foufurnishings.com 0141 644 5211

The Fine Cotton Company

Luxurious great value organic cotton bedding, throws, towels, bathrobes, gifts and home accessories. www.thefinecottoncompany.com 0845 6029050

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Healthy, Ethical and Green Cleaning services and products for the office and at home. www.ultimatelyeco.com 078 5214 4418

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Fair Grounds

Fair trade, recycled & handmade gifts & jewellery from around the world. We also do educational work. www.fairgrounds.org.uk 0845 680 0563

cleaning products Alma Win

A fully certified organic household cleaning range.

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Llama Fair Trade

Fair Trade company selling a wide range of Fairly Traded goods and gifts from around the World. www.llamafairtrade.co.uk enquiries@llamafairtrade.co.uk

Ecover

Ecover produces effective cleaning products and is the pioneer of ecological cleaning. www.ecover.com 08451 302230

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Ecover Direct

Information on all the best shops, latest offers, and product information about Ecover products. www.ecoverdirect.com

Green Bear UK

Our own brands of Natural eco friendly cleaning products also microfibre mop & cloth systems & more. www.green-bear.co.uk 0845 193 0009

Living Naturally Ltd

Soapnut shells - the 100% natural, inexpensive way to wash laundry clean & soft. Biodegradeable too. www.livingnaturallysoapnuts.com 0208 3602597

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Home & Garden furniture Blue Line Sustainable furniture

We bespoke manufacture to order and sell furniture for the office & home from sustainable materials. www.blueline.uk.com 01279 669470

Green Woods Furniture

Furniture, Beds & Organic Mattresses made-to-measure in the UK from sustainable & reclaimed sources. www.greenwoodsfurniture.co.uk 0845 130 92 82

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Harlands Organic Furnishings

Chemical-free upholstered furniture, eco friendly fabrics, wallpaper and furnishings. www.organic-furnishings.co.uk 07944 738877

gift packaging Karin Helena Turner Designs

Beautifully designed greeting cards and gift wrap with a green conscience. www.karinhelenaturnerdesigns.com 07754 772905

Check out our website to see the full range www.geccointeriors.co.uk or call on 01494 565459

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Home & Garden Keep Yourself Hydrated with a Reusable Bottle in 2010

The Exotic Paper Company

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Use Code ‘RB15’ seeded & petal papers as well as novel poo planters. for 15% online www.elliepoopaper.co.uk 01823 421805 discount

We all know we need to change our behaviour and be a bit greener in everything we do. www.reusablebottle.co.uk makes changing behaviour easy.

The Green Tree Gallery

Exciting contemporary gallery with a green ethos. Beautiful yet affordable art craft & Fair Trade. www.greentreegallery.co.uk 01444 456560

The Little Green Gift Shop

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ecohabit is a family business, offering a range of eco friendly products for home, garden and pond. www.eco-habit.co.uk 01656 890761

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Hannah Lobley - Paperwork

Unique design pieces; layered & compressed recycled paper, carved by traditional wood working methods. www.hl-web.net 07799 832993

low energy lighting My Solar LED Lights Ltd

Innovative solar devices providing lightweight, environmentally friendly torches, lights & chargers. www.mysolarLEDlights.co.uk 01483 531316

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online stores Eco Worrier

Helping you source Green and Eco-friendly products which work effectively around the home. www.eco-worrier.net 01489 799 742

EcoCentric

Beautifully designed environmentally-friendly accessories and products for the home. www.ecocentric.co.uk 0207 7393888

LOVE ECO

LOVE ECO offers the best in sustainable and ethical design, gifts and interiors for the whole family. www.love-eco.co.uk 01223 244710

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Fair trade gifts & accessories; from homeware & greeting cards to bags, jewellery & silk scarves. www.nobuntu.com 07905 684810

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Unearth a world of planet, people & pet friendly products. BONUS 10% offer-use code gb10 at checkout. www.ecosourceshop.com 0845 217 9629

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organic gardening Laura’s Organics

Suppliers of organic vegetable, herb and flower seeds. Plus all you need for your organic garden. www.laurasorganics.co.uk 01942 707765

Rocket Gardens

Rocket Gardens are instant gardens in a box, delivered right to your door at the ideal planting time. www.rocketgardens.co.uk 01326 222169

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Home & Garden The Tree House Diaries Nick Weston is a self-styled survival expert and keen chef, who, escaped the London rat-race for six months of his life and decided to live as self-sufficiently as possible off the land, building his own tree house in a secret location deep in the woods of Sussex. The Tree House Diaries chronicles this amazing real life Boy’s Own adventure, from the construction of his tree house (complete with hot shower, compost loo and double bed) to the planting of his vegetable patch.

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diaries are an inspiration for anyone looking to live the simple life – with practical information on every project undertaken and delicious recipes made from natural produce, incorporating anything that he could catch, shoot, forage or grow – with each day usually ending with a glass of home brewed nettle beer. The Tree House Diaries is an inspiring tale that shows how it is possible to unplug from the modern world and live the dream off-grid. Nick now teaches foraging, designs tree houses, does as much fishing and hunting as possible and is working on plans for his next big adventure. Follow Nick through his blog: www.huntergathercook.com The Tree House Diaries, published by Collins & Brown, May 2010

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Recycling charity shops

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TRAID

TRAID is a charity committed to protecting the environment & reducing world poverty by recycling www.traid.org.uk 020 8733 2585

Freegle

Freegle is a UK network of free locally run internet REUSE groups. Don’t throw it away! Give it away! www.ilovefreegle.org info@ilovefreegle.org

Every effort has been made to produce Book of Green in the most ethical and sustainable way.

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Rubbish Needn’t be a Dirty Word! I don’t know about you, but I can’t stand people bleating on, moaning and nagging us to be greener! I think people are likely to take positive steps in the right direction, if they understand processes like recycling a little better. Here’s a peek at the humble pop-can and plastic bottle. We recycled 3.5bn aluminium cans last year, but could have done better. The story is the same with steel, in fact UK steel cans contain only 25% recyclate; European ones have up to 54%. At the recycling centre, cans are separated from other materials, often by-hand to begin with, then magnets segregate them into different metal types. Aluminium ones are shredded, squashed into blocks, thrown into a furnace and heated to 750 deg C. Moulton metal is tipped out to form thin sheets, it’s cooled by a fountain of water then rolled up into enormous reels, ready to turn back into cans and other things. The whole process takes around 6 weeks. The plastic bottle tells another grubby tale and you might be shocked to learn we Brits get through a staggering 15m of them, every day! They start their journey being sorted, again, often by-hand then by machine. They’re cleaned and sorted further via infa-red scanner which splits them into colour and type. They’re shredded, melted and turned into little pellets, the basic ingredient for reforming it into another bottle or product. There are increasing numbers of recycling-bins available in public areas to deposit cans and bottles, but if you can’t find one while you’re out and about, take them home and spare a thought for the ‘by-handers’ - give recycling a rinse! Let’s raise a glass to taking more personal responsibility and going the extra mile, ensuring cans and bottles end up in a purposeful final destination! Tracy Smith | bookofrubbishideas.co.uk | © Tracey Smith 2010

Tracey Smith’s The Book of Rubbish Ideas is £6.99. Alastair Sawday Publishing is offering Book of Green readers a 45% discount (plus p&p). To buy your copy at this special price visit www.awaydays.co.uk/bookshop/fragile/lbr/ or phone 01275 395431 quoting special offer code BOOKOFGREEN when prompted.

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Resources

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bloggers The Rubbish Diet

Are you ready to ready to slim your bin? If so take The Rubbish Diet Challenge to do it in just 8 weeks. www.therubbishdiet.co.uk karen@therubbishdiet.co.uk

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Resources Rippledown Environmental Education Centre Rippledown provides an exciting range of ‘Outdoor Classroom’ courses on nature and the environment www.rippledown.com 01304 364854

The Sustainainability Centre

Holidays, events, courses for adults/children on the South Downs Way. Hostel, tipis, yurts & camping. www.sustainability-centre.org 01730 823166

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Inspired Times Magazine

Uplifting ‘Positive Lifestyles’ magazine focusing on the Environment, Holistic Health & Creativity. www.inspiredtimesmagazine.com 0117 924 0901

educational centres Low Carbon Trust

Education courses and workshops based on our award winning Earthship Brighton project. www.lowcarbon.co.uk 07974 122770

Permaculture Magazine

Published quarterly. Over 100,000 readers. Also available online. Practical environmental advice. www.permaculture.co.uk 01730 823 311

Monkton Wyld Court

A Centre for Sustainable Living near Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. Residential courses, family weeks, B&B. www.monktonwyldcourt.co.uk 01297 560342

society networks ecomodo : good returns

Ecomodo lets you lend and borrow everyday objects, skills and spaces for free, a fee or for charity. www.ecomodo.com 020 3287 0877

jobs Ginger Training & Coaching

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Specialists in green & ethical career shifts. Helping you move to the job you believe in and love. www.go-ginger.com 0207 3888 645

Wikaniko

Easy, exciting, ethical, eco-friendly way of making an extra income, working from home. www.littlegreenme.co.uk 01604 401445

CULTURE + CONSCIENCE

magazines Ethical Consumer

Buyers’ guides to everything from baked beans to banks. From the UK’s green consumer association. www.ethicalconsumer.org 016122 62929

Food, film, fashion, events, music, environment and more. Come and find us...

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Delivers creative workshops/resources in sustainable and environmental design in schools & colleges. www.envired.co.uk 07791 375983

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VeggieVision TV

Entertaining Internet TV – Veggie Style! The future is exciting for VeggieVision TV with more entertaining programmes, comedy sketches and new channels including the Travel Channel and the School Channel.

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Transport

car share www.catcharide.co.uk Ltd

Catch-A-Ride is a website for sharing car journeys with others heading the same way (free to join). www.catcharide.co.uk

electric vehicle GoinGreen

Retailer of the REVA G-Wiz EV, GoinGreen offers new and used vehicles and full after sales service. www.goingreen.co.uk 020 8574 3232

hire services Eco Chariots

London’s unique and fun experience. Green event transport, advertising, promotions, weddings, tours. www.ecochariots.com 0207 2073435

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Transport The Big Lemon

The Big Lemon runs innovative bus & coach services with vehicles running on local waste cooking oil. www.thebiglemon.com 01273 681681

The Green Man and Van

Carbon neutral removals & deliveries; freecycle pick-ups to house moves.. Friendly, reliable & green! www.greenmanandvan.co.uk 0203 086 9775

bio fuels Biobot - Bio diesel processors

GoGo Electric Car Rentals

Biobot Biodiesel processors are small, safe and simple We provide fully electric cars for rental, this means Green Oil.indd 1 04/05/2010 14:31:20 to use, making up to 150 litres at one time. zero CO2, zero emissions and quiet. www.gogo-electric.co.uk 01753 682000 0845 299 7260 www.biobot.org.uk

....International Car Free Day Transport systems have significant impacts on the environment, accounting for between 20% and 25% of world energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. Greenhouse gas emissions from transport are increasing at a faster rate than any other energy consuming sector. From 16 to 22 September 2010 the European Mobility Week is an opportunity for European cities and towns to participate in a widespread event, with “Travel Smarter, Live Better� as its focal theme. The European Mobility Week is a campaign to raise awareness of the use of public transport, cycling, walking and encouraging European cities to promote these modes of transport as well as invest in the necessary infrastructures. The week culminates on 22nd September 2010 with International Car Free Day. This is an opportunity to find other ways to get around town. Leave the car at home and walk, take a bus, train or cycle around town. Over half of all car journeys are less than 5 miles. This campaign aims to highlight the pollution caused by cars, not just the fumes but also the waste, excess noise, not to mention the frustration of delayed journeys caused by traffic congestion.

Visit www.mobilityweek.eu to see which cities in the UK have already signed up.

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Travel & Leisure

activity holidays Andean Trails Ltd

A railway powered by

Active holidays in South America, trekking, biking, Inca Trail, climbing, culture, history, local people. www.andeantrails.co.uk 01314 677086

b & b’s

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Beechenhill Farm

Come and see this and more in Mid-Wales!

www.Beechenhill.co.uk

www.cat.org.uk 01654 705950

Organic farm in Peak District. Eco B&B, hideaway cottage for 2, wheelchair access cottage for 6. Hot tub and cave.

01335 310274

Bloomfield House

Elegant unique Georgian Guest House with four poster beds. Organic/fairtrade breakfast. Pets accepted. www.ecobloomfield.com 01225 420105

Bryn Bella

Awarded Most Sustainable B&B in Snowdonia by the Snowdonia Society. 5 Quality ensuite bedrooms. www.bryn-bella.co.uk 01690 710627

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Travel & Leisure Overcombe House

A 4* eco led Guesthouse in Devon’s Dartmoor National Park with 8 ensuite bedrooms & GTBS gold award. www.overcombehotel.co.uk 01822 853501

Palace Farm Hostel

3* B&B hostel, gold GTBS. Private ensuite rooms. Kent Downs AONB Ideal for Singles, families & groups. www.palacefarm.com 01795 886200

Rezare Farmhouse B&B

Comfortable, characterful B&B in peaceful location. Excellent evening meals, licensed. GTBS Gold. 01579 371214 www.rezarefarmhouse.co.uk

The Gallery Bed and Breakfast

Four star B&B in centre of Thirsk, opposite World of James Herriot, serving award winning breakfasts. www.gallerybedandbreakfast.co.uk 01845 523767

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The Old Kennels

4*B&B/apartment in the beautiful Blackdown Hills, Devon £36pppn. Rural skills/eco courses also available.

www.theoldkennels.co.uk

01823 681138

The Waverley

We are AA 4 star & GTBS Gold rated. We use local, ethical and sustainable products. Enjoy our home! www.whitbywaverley.com 01947 604389

Cottage Lodge

A charming, 5-star, environmentally responsible, B&B 04/05/2010 10:20:28 with 12 en-suite rooms in New Forest village. www.cottagelodge.co.uk 01590 622296

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Greenacres

Rural B&B far reaching views, secluded, comfortable, elegantly furnished, wildlife haven, Perth 10 miles. www.bedandbreakfast-perthshire.co.uk 01738 880302

Knittleton Farm B&B

A beautiful Victorian farmhouse set in stunning countryside. 10 mins from Lake Coniston. www.knittleton.org 07760 444415

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Travel & Leisure The TravelPlanner

Extensive directory of sustainable travel information with a wide listing of eco hotels and lodges. www.thetravelplanner.co.uk 01179 244606

camping Swallowtail Hill

An eco camping venue and centre for exciting eco away-days on a Wealden farm near Rye in East Sussex. www.swallowtailhill.com 08453 372948

self catering Caldertop Cottage

Caldertop Cottage 3 star Green Tourism Gold Award accommodation in the Forest of Bowland AONB. www.caldertopcottage.co.uk 01995 603246

days out Giv’Organic Ltd

The most ethical gift experiences and vouchers to offer and reward! Out in Summer 2010. www.giv-organic.co.uk 0208 9658166

Dittiscombe Holiday Cottages

Six comfortable holiday cottages (sleeping 2-6) in a beautiful conservation valley by Devon coast www.dittiscombe.co.uk 01548 521272

Ecocabin

hotels Crown Spa Hotel

Award winning environmentally responsible self-catering in the beautiful South Shropshire Hills. www.ecocabin.co.uk 01547 530183

Greta Hall - Keswick, Lake District

Scarborough’s 4 star Hotel offering luxury & style with Former home of Coleridge & Southey. Self-catering accomodation sleeping 2, 6 or 11. Gold GTBS & 4*. Health Club, Spa Treatments, Restaurant & Pool. www.CrownSpaHotel.com 01768 775980 01723 357400 www.gretahall.net

Cornish Yurt Holidays www.cornishyurtholidays.co.uk

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Travel & Leisure Organic Holidays

B&Bs and small hotels serving organic and local produce and self-catering options on organic farms. www.organicholidays.co.uk 01943 871468

Tripbod.com

Tripbods are trusted local experts who help you plan your perfect trip using unique local insight. www.tripbod.com 0208 1440565

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St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales 01437 721611 | www.tyf.com Hunting Hall Farm

Enjoy a greener life in beautiful award-winning holiday cottages near Holy Island, Northumberland. www.huntinghall.co.uk 01289 388652

Car Free Walks

Free walking routes throughout England, Scotland and Wales that don’t need a car. www.carfreewalks.org

on your doorstep...

Mazzard Farm Holiday Cottages

6 luxury cottages sleeps 2-10 in glorious Devon. Green Gold Award. “This really is heaven.” Guardian. www.mazzardfarm.com 01404 815492

The Straw Bale Cottage

Unique country cottage made of natural materials. Renewable energy. York 20 mins. Train links, bikes. www.strawcottage.co.uk 01430 410662

discover the beautiful lake district... wake up to an organic, locally sourced, english breakfast in ben & katie’s victorian farmhouse, minutes from lake coniston... lots of outdoor activities to explore.

sustainable tourism Black Sheep Inn Ecolodge Ecuador

International Acclaimed Award Winning EcoLodge: Fantastic accommodations in the heart of the Andes. www.blacksheepinn.com 593-9-963-5405 ECUADOR

Eco Trails Kerala

We charter Houseboat cruises in eco friendly Houseboats in the backwaters of Kerala in India. www.ecotourskerala.com

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