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Centre for Alternative Technology
An educational charity which researches and demonstrates technologies for a sustainable society - based in Machynlleth, mid-Wales - visit the centre (open 7 days a week, all year), or online shop, bookshop and publications

Ethical Consumer magazine
Bimonthly subscription magazine and website - magazine includes regular feature on low-carbon living.

New Internationalist magazine
Monthly subscription magazine featuring articles on climate change, Fair Trade and other global justice subjects

Royal Society summary of the science of Climate Change

Sustainable Energy - without the hot air - book on fossil fuel and sustainable energy, the contents of which can be read online, or downloaded as a .pdf file

Transition town initiative and transition culture
Moving towards a sustainable economy e.g:
  • Transition Town Totnes in Devon

Carbon Cutters
Detailed advice on moving to a post-carbon society

How Cuba survived its oil crisis
Contains a short (2 min) summary video about the coming oil crisis and Cuba's response to its crisis

Reduce CO2 from travel

Transport direct
The public transport information website you've been waiting for - enter your postcode or town, and where you want to go to and when, and you get the nearest bus stop, the bus number, when its due, or the train information with changes and so on.

NationalRail information

Cheap train tickets

Claiming for train delays

Yorkshire Dales Public Transport Users Group
Details of bus and train services in the Yorkshire Dales plus links to sites of interest to visitors

Seat 61
International rail information

Sustainable transport charity - information on long distance cycle routes, including online UK maps at small, medium and large scales.

Travel Independent
Our sister site: travel information relevant to transport policy

VCA car fuel data
Gives official fuel consumption figures so that you can make any car purchase as non-polluting as possible.

Ramblers Association coaches
The Ramblers Association runs coaches every weekend to walking areas from many towns and cities in the UK through their local groups.

Organic places to stay

Reduce CO2 from food

Farmers' markets
Find a farmers' market near you and purchase food that has been produced locally and has not been driven all around the country (although these sites do not list every farmers' market).

Local milkman
Gives a link to your local doorstep deliverers via your postcode. Some now deliver organic milk.

Reduce CO2: other

UK branch of a global movement to match people who have things they want to get rid of with people who can use them - there will be a local online branch in your area where you can find a home for things you don't want to keep but cannot bear to throw away

Earthpill allows people with energy monitors to upload their readings into a free online database so that people without energy monitors can find out where they are using electricity.

Campaigning organisations

Campaign against Climate Change

Friends of the Earth


20's Plenty for Us
Campaigning for 20mph to be the default speed limit in residential areas

A coalition of the national environmental organisations and airport community groups who are opposed to plans for airport expansion

Climate and Health Council
for health professionals

Cycle Touring Club

Environmental Law Foundation
Free legal guidance and continuing support to those in need of assistance when aiming to protect and improve their local environment and quality of life

Living Streets
campaigns for better walking routes for pedestrians

Network for Climate Action

Stop Stansted Airport Expansion

Also, several of the organisations in the information sections above are also involved in campaigning, e.g. Sustrans

Campaigning video

Robert Newman's History of Oil
Hilarious and shocking at the same time (45 mins)