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General


Centre for Alternative Technology
www.cat.org.uk
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
www.ethicalconsumer.org
Bimonthly subscription magazine and website - magazine includes regular feature on low-carbon living.

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

Royal Society summary of the science of Climate Change
http://royalsociety.org/climate-change-summary-of-science

Sustainable Energy - without the hot air
http://www.withouthotair.com - 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
http://transitionculture.org/
Moving towards a sustainable economy e.g:
  • Transition Town Totnes in Devon www.transitiontowns.org/Totnes/

Carbon Cutters
www.carbon-cutters.com
Detailed advice on moving to a post-carbon society

How Cuba survived its oil crisis
www.powerofcommunity.org/cm/index.php
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
www.transportdirect.info
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
www.nationalrail.co.uk

Cheap train tickets
www.cheaptraintickets.info

Claiming for train delays
www.traindelays.co.uk

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

Seat 61
www.seat61.com
International rail information

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

Travel Independent
www.travelindependent.org.uk
Our sister site: travel information relevant to transport policy

VCA car fuel data
www.vcacarfueldata.org.uk/search/search.asp
Gives official fuel consumption figures so that you can make any car purchase as non-polluting as possible.

Ramblers Association coaches
www.ramblers.org.uk
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
www.organicholidays.co.uk


Reduce CO2 from food


Farmers' markets
  • www.localfoods.org.uk
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
www.findmeamilkman.net
Gives a link to your local doorstep deliverers via your postcode. Some now deliver organic milk.


Reduce CO2: other


Freecycle
http://uk.freecycle.org
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
www.earthpill.com
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
www.campaigncc.org

Friends of the Earth
www.foe.co.uk

Greenpeace
www.greenpeace.org.uk

20's Plenty for Us
http://www.20splentyforus.org.uk
Campaigning for 20mph to be the default speed limit in residential areas

Airportwatch
www.airportwatch.org.uk
A coalition of the national environmental organisations and airport community groups who are opposed to plans for airport expansion

Climate and Health Council
www.climateandhealth.org
for health professionals

Cycle Touring Club
www.ctc.org.uk.

Environmental Law Foundation
www.elflaw.org
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
www.livingstreets.org.uk
campaigns for better walking routes for pedestrians

Network for Climate Action
www.networkforclimateaction.org.uk

Stop Stansted Airport Expansion
www.stopstanstedexpansion.com

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
http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=-5267640865741878159
Hilarious and shocking at the same time (45 mins)