SOCIAL

 

Southampton Green Drinks

Southampton Green Drinks is a great way of meeting others working in the environmental sector, or who are simply interested in environmental issues and want to enjoy a relaxed evening in good company. Whether you want tea with cake or beer with sandwiches, come to meet with people working in the environmental sector or simply interested in environmental issues. They meet on the third Thursday of every month from 6:30 pm onwards until approximately 9 pm, at Mettricks Guildhall. 

Address: Mettricks Guildhall, 1, Guildhall Place, SO15 7DU

Web: http://www.greendrinks.org/Hampshire/Southampton

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SouthamptonGreenDrinks/?ref=hl

Email: southamptongreendrinks@gmail.com

 

ORGANISATIONS

 

CrowdLeaf

CrowdLeaf is a forum, it is for all Green, Sustainability, and Conservation based, news, view, posts, events and campaigns, and a place for like-minded environmentalists, planet sympathisers and those who hope to dream of a brighter tomorrow.  The way that CrowdLeaf is financed is through donations and its profit-making arm. Advice and consulting is provided for new or existing companies and sole traders with particular expertise on Social Value driven businesses, Cooperative ventures, and social enterprise. CrowdLeaf also has a shop where you can buy a range of products, original or suggested environmental products.

The aim of CrowdLeaf is to create sustainable living, sustainable business, and sustainable education!

Email: ryan@crowdleaf.org.uk

Wed: http://crowdleaf.org.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crowdleaf.org.uk/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Crowdleaf

 

Southampton City and Region Action To Combat Hardship (SCRATCH)

SCRATCH is a registered charity that tries to relive the effects of poverty for families and individuals by providing assistance and operating several projects designed to help disadvantaged and people in poverty. For example, they can provide good quality furniture and household items, provide emergency removal scheme, provide toys and gifts for children and young people  who otherwise might go without presents, redistribute donated paint, and provide hot meals to those begging on the streets and other vulnerable people.

The ethos and motivation of SCRATCH is rooted in the teaching and example of Jesus Christ.  It is His love which compels us to serve others, putting their needs first. If you want to volunteer, contact annie@scratchcharity.co.uk.

Address: 33 Mount Pleasant Industrial Estate, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0SP

Tel: 02380 773 132

Web: http://www.scratchcharity.co.uk/index.php

 

The Environment Centre

The Environment Centre (tEC) is an independent charity which aims to reduce carbon emissions, improve sustainability and help people keep warm and well in their homes. They have leading expert providing sustainability know-how for homes, communities, and businesses, from incisive research and advice to implementing practical project management. Harnessing 20 years of industry experience, community involvement, and business acumen, tEC facilitates projects with a focus on sustainability and energy efficiency across the UK and Europe. 

Address: 14-15 Brunswick Place, Southampton, SO15 2AQ

Web: http://www.environmentcentre.com

Email: enquiries@environmentcentre.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheEnvironmentCentretEC

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tECSouthampton

Tel: 02380 336172

 

Centre for Climate Change Education and Communication (CCCEC)

Launched in April 2018, CCCEC is a new ambitious interdisciplinary and collaborative centre aiming to be a home and catalyst for action on Climate Change Education and Communication. On top of research and teaching, they organise public engagement events to raise awareness to the urgency of climate change and provide an environment for personal and collective action to adapt and mitigate the risks.

Address: University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NR

Tel: 01962841515

Web: https://www.winchester.ac.uk/research/building-a-sustainable-and-responsible-future/centre-for-climate-action-climate-change-education-and-communication/

 

 

Training For Work In Communities (TWICS)

TWICS is a community training organisation which promotes the benefit and advances the education of people within the City of Southampton who have disabilities or who are otherwise disadvantaged through poverty or other adverse social conditions. The charity offers a regular programme of courses that are affordable, accessible and, where possible, appropriately accredited. Their mission is to empower people and groups, through training, to take active roles and make positive contributions in their communities.

Address: Swaythling Neighbourhood Centre, Hampton Park Way, Southampton, SO17 3AT

Tel: 02380671111

Email: admin@twics.org.uk

Web: https://twics.org.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TWICS.Training/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/TwicsSoton

 

Co-op Culture

Co-op Culture is a group of co-operative and community advisors, entrepreneurs, and enterprises. They believe in helping create sustainable local economies by supporting new and existing community and co-operative enterprises. Collectively their members have a vast and varied experience of supporting co-operative, community and social enterprise to start and grow. Some of the support and services they deliver are feasibility studies and market planning, business planning, financial planning, advice on legal and organisational structures, and many more. In addition, some of the areas they specialise in are community agriculture, community energy, Co-operative shared workspaces and hackspaces, etc. If you have an idea or have started an enterprise that aligns with their values, Co-op Culture might just be the group to help you grow and flourish. So, get in touch to discuss how they can help and, if they can’t, they’ll know someone who can.

Address: 149 Priory Road, Southampton, SO17 2JX

Tel: 07884312573

Email: info@culture.coop

Website: https://culture.coop/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coop.culture.coop/

 

UNIVERSITY AND YOUTH GROUPS

 

Campus Collective

Whether you’re a keen gardener or a complete novice, Campus Collective is the society for everyone who loves plants, food, and the environment! Get all the kit you need to grow your own organic, nutritious herbs and veg right on your windowsill, join the group for visits to local farms and community gardens, and eat and be merry with like-minded people!

Email: campus.collective.soton@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/campuscollectivesoton/

 

Southampton Woodcraft Folk

Woodcraft Folk believe passionately in equality and co-operation – everyone is welcome to join. Their aim is to have great fun, but also to try and develop children’s self-confidence and build their awareness of society around them. Through activities, outings, and camps Woodland Folk help members understand important issues like the environment, world debt and global conflict and, in recent years, have focused on sustainable development. By encouraging children to think, they hope children will help build a peaceful, fairer world.

Web: http://woodcraft.scphillips.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SouthamptonWoodcraftFolk

Tel:  023 8023 3207

 

Southampton and Eastleigh Friends of the Earth (FoE)

About us: We are quickly running out of time to stop climate change. We have been told climate change will mean flooding, disastrous weather patterns, rising sea levels, extreme drought, hurricanes changing in frequency and strength, spreading disease and wars over resources.  However, most of these have already started to happen, from flooding in England to the climate war in Darfur. Climate change affects us all and so the local people of Southampton and Eastleigh have got together to do their bit for climate change and we want you to join us!

Currently, we are working closely with “Clean Air Southampton” to raise awareness of air pollution issues locally, helping with air quality monitoring, and highlighting solutions to cleaning up out air!

Southampton and Eastleigh Friends of the Earth is part of over 70 Friends of the Earth international groups and over 200 local groups in the UK. They are also part of many events such as seed swap, Environmental Rock, and clean air day. If these excite you, get in contact with them!

Web: http://www.foe.co.uk/groups/southamptoneastleigh/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Friends-of-the-Earth-Southampton-869561086559130/posts/?ref=page_internal 

 

Southampton Greenpeace

Greenpeace is passionate about protecting the Earth – the only life support system we have. Greenpeace investigates, document and expose the causes of environmental destruction. They work to bring about change through political lobbying, citizen action, and consumer pressure. And they will take peaceful direct action to protect this fragile planet and promote the solutions for a green and peaceful future. The Southampton Greenpeace group organises events, meetings, campaigns, fundraising, social activities, etc. around Southampton and the surrounding areas.

Meetings are held third Tuesday of the of every month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at the Art House to discuss current and new campaigns.

Web: https://greenwire.greenpeace.org/uk/en-gb/groups/southampton-greenpeace

Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/pg/SouthamptonGreenpeace/about/?ref=page_internal

 

Clean Air Southampton

This group raises awareness about the impacts of air pollution but also talk about solutions - how can we design a livable city which is a sustainable and healthy environment for us all? They campaign for clean in various ways such as promoting sustainable transport by exposing Southampton councilors to the Dutch cycling culture, taking part in interviews, doing workshops, representing community interests, fundraising, data collection, and so much more. Their social pages are also to cater community’s place to share information and ideas about how to make Southampton’s air cleaner. If you want to learn about the air you breathe and help make it cleaner, get involved!

Web: https://cleanairsouthampton.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cleanairsouthampton/   

Email: cleanairsouthampton@gmail.com

 

ACTION GROUPS

 

Transition Southampton

Transition Southampton is committed to working with local communities, organisations and local government to help develop positive solutions that meet the imminent environmental challenges of Climate Change, pollution, waste and the depletion of natural resources and more. Above all, Transition Southampton has a positive vision of a resilient future with care for our environment, and mental and physical well-being extending to all parts of the community. 
The objectives of Transition Southampton are:
- to raise awareness of climate change and 
other environmental challenges in the city of Southampton,
- to develop and implement an Energy Descent Action Plan (EDAP) for a more sustainable Southampton,

- to further and enable the reduction of the carbon footprint of Southampton’s residents, businesses, organisations, and local government,

- to reinvigorate the bonds of community in Southampton, and

- to provide education and opportunities for reskilling to promote individuals
’ and community resilience.

Web: http://www.transitionsouthampton.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TransitionSouthampton/

Email: info@transitionsouthampton.org

 

Down to Earth Community Farm

Down To Earth Community Farm is set in the heart of Southampton. It aims to offer people the ability to interact with animals and the natural environment in a farm like setting. They are based on 1.2 hectares site made up of a farm, woodland area, growing area, pond, and a fully equipped building suitable for a range of indoor activities.

“Who would have thought you can find this lovely place in the middle of the city”

“Loved it and love the way the staff really care for the animals and take time out of their busy day to talk to you and are always so friendly”

Address: Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill, Green Lane, Southampton SO16 9FQ

Web: http://www.downtoearthfarm.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Down2EarthFarm

Tel: 023 80 522706

 

 

Woolston, Freemantle and Millbrook Time Banks

The Time Bank is a way to use your skills helping others & receiving help in return. Everyone has something to offer, from gardening to form filling. Timebanking is a means of exchange used to organise people and organisations around a purpose, where time is the principal currency.  For every hour participants ‘deposit’ in a timebank, perhaps by giving practical help and support to others, they are able to ‘withdraw’ equivalent support in time when they themselves are in need. In each case, the participant decides what they can offer. Everyone’s time is equal, so one hour of my time is equal to one hour of your time, irrespective of whatever we choose to exchange.

Web: http://www.timebanking.org/find-your-nearest/

Tel: 07931 223137

Email: lynda.barnes@southampton.gov.uk for Woolston,

millbrooktimebank@gmail.com, freemantletimebank@gmail.com or time.bank@southampton.gov.uk for Southampton 

Web: http://freemantletimebank.co.uk/ or https://southamptontimebanks.wordpress.com/

 

Workers Education Association

The WEA is a national adult education organisation with more than 100 years of experience in bringing educational opportunities to adults of all ages and backgrounds. The WEA is the UK's largest provider of voluntary adult education. The Southern Regional office is based in Southampton, along with the Southampton Branch. 

Web: http://www.wea.org.uk/

 

OTHER 

 

Elliotts’s Sustainable Product Centre

Elliotts have invested in this Centre with the aim to help customers build more sustainable buildings and improve the energy efficiency of existing properties to meet the Government's commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. At the centre, you will find a wide range of products and information to help you build more sustainable buildings and provide guides to improving the energy efficiency of your existing properties as well as greening your rooftops.

Address: Millbank Wharf, Northam, Southampton, SO14 5AG

Web: https://elliotts.uk/service-area/sustainable-centre  

Email: info@elliotts.uk / southampton@elliotts.uk

Tel: 023 8038 5300 or 023 8063 3833 (for the main office)

 

Southampton WaterAid

WaterAid is the UK’s only major charity dedicated exclusively to the provision of safe domestic water, sanitation, and hygiene education to the world’s poorest people. The Southampton group aims to run events in Southampton that help to raise awareness and support for the charity. 

Web: www.facebook.com/SouthamptonWaterAid

 

Purplelily Design

Purplelily Design is the creation of an established freelance Graphic Designer with professional nature and an eye for detail. They work with ethical and environmentally aware businesses to help promote what they are doing, by designing logos, brands for new businesses, beautiful brochures, and marvellous banners. Their designs will make your business stand out and help you flourish!

“Tracy has designed a fantastic cover for my new book - Confident Business Writing. I gave her a few of my own ideas and she set her creative mind to work and came up with some amazing designs that I would never have come up within a month of Sundays. The service was quick and thorough and I would recommend her for any design work.” – Review by Peter

Tel: 07799 455041

Email: creative@purplelilydesign.co.uk

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/purplelilydesign/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/Purplelily05/design-stuff-purplelily-design/

 

South Downs Natural Burial Site

Nobody wants to think about death but if you happen to, you might have thought about funerals. Did you know there is a more environmentally friendly option for this? South Downs natural burial ground is managed according to an ecologically sound system. The woodland is worked as a coppice to ensure a rich biodiversity, encouraging wildlife including owls, badgers, raptors, and stoats. The native woodland, created by the planting of memorial trees, has become a lasting tribute to those who rest here.

Address: The Sustainability Centre, Droxford Road, East Meon, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 1HR

Opening hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Email: burials@sustainability-centre.org

Tel: 01730823425

Fax: 01730823168

Web: http://www.sustainability-centre.org/south-downs-natural-burial-site.html  

 

Solent Credit Union

A credit union is a financial cooperative, which is jointly owned and democratically controlled by its members. Solent Credit Union offers cooperative financial services to people and organisations who live, work or are based in the SO postcode area. They help their members to manage their money with safe savings and affordable loans. Many members volunteer to work within the credit union and thereby add value to all the members and the local community.

Address: Solent Credit Union Limited, 21 East Street, Southampton, SO14 3HG

Tel: 0238002018

Email: enquiries@solentcreditunion.co.uk

Web: https://www.solentcreditunion.co.uk/what-credit-union-2/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SolentCreditU

 

 

 

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