Links - Environment, recycling and greener living

Environment, recycling and greener living

Greener Living

PeoplePowerWrexham

The People Power climate change campaign has been launched by Wrexham County Borough Council with the aim of drastically reducing the County Borough's overall energy consumption, while saving people a few quid off their bills at the same time.

Solar Power Wrexham

As part of its People Power campaign - which is aiming to cut carbon and slash energy use across the borough - Wrexham Council is installing solar photovoltaics (PV) panels on up to 3000 council-owned properties.

Waste Awareness Wales

Waste Awareness Wales is a joint Welsh Local Government Association and Keep Wales Tidy project funded by the Welsh Assembly Government. Waste Awareness Wales has been established to promote the 3R's of reduce, reuse and recycling of rubbish across Wales.

Calculate your carbon footprint!

Everyone has a carbon footprint - it's your own personal measure of how much carbon dioxide you create and how much you contribute to climate change.

Centre For Alternative Technology

CAT aims to 'inspire, inform, and enable' people to live more sustainably. A solutions driven organisation, offering practical solutions to environmental problems, our key areas of work are renewable energy, environmental building, energy efficiency, organic growing and alternative sewage systems. CAT have been in existence for 27 years. CAT services include a visitor centre open 7 days a week, practical and informative publications, a mailorder service of 'green' books and products, educational services for schools, consultancy for individuals and businesses, residential courses, membership and a free information service.

www.cycleroutesuk.com

If you are looking for ideas or inspiration for a cycle route for your next cycle ride, or maybe you want to place your own route on the site to encourage and inspire others to enjoy and expand their cycling experience, then this is the website for you… That’s what Cycleroutesuk is all about… To help cyclists of all ages and abilities to enjoy their cycling. On this website you will find routes for people of all ages and abilities, not just the elite. Although we do list routes for the elite riders as well. You may have just started to cycle to keep fit, want to go on a family ride, be a tourist who may want to do a bit of cycling while you are on holiday, or even be an enthusiast keen to get out there and try a new ride. It's for everyone…

Ecocleen

Ecocleen are an eco-friendly cleaning company who are also part of the 10:10 scheme which aims to reduce environmental waste by 10% a year, starting with turning off completely any electrical equipment when not in use.

www.EcoHolidaying.co.uk

This site provides a reference point for those tourists who are concerned for the environment and local communities. It includes environmentally responsible holiday advice for those we want to enjoy, experience, and protect the world.

www.EcoTravelling.co.uk

Everywhere we travel we leave a carbon footprint. Our advice will help you ensure it's as small and ethical as possible.

Forum for the Future

Forum for the Future is a charity committed to sustainable development. We focus on the root causes and connections between big issues such as climate change, social inequality and environmental degradation.

LiftShare.com

liftshare is a social enterprise – mission-driven rather than profit-driven. That's why you don't pay a penny to join. We are able to fund our free services by providing individual car-share schemes to councils, businesses, hospitals, universities, events and business parks - helping them with parking issues, saving them money and reducing local pollution and congestion

Marks & Spencer

M&S have always taken their responsibilities to customers, employees, partners, suppliers and local communities seriously. Doing business in a responsible way underpins their values - Quality, Service, Innovation and Trust.

NEST

Nest, the Welsh Government's fuel poverty scheme, offers home improvements at no cost to applicants who own or privately rent their home, live in a property that is very energy inefficient and receive a means tested state benefit.

Northwalescarshare.com

This site has been designed to enable you to carshare in and around the North of Wales. Simply register your details, where you are travelling to and from and whether you are offering a lift or seeking a lift then this site will search for appropriate matches.

Routeforward - Journey Share

Share your journey and... Keep all the convenience of the car, at half the cost Enjoy a conversation on the way to work Reduce your carbon footprint.

Shiply (a green transport solution)

Shiply helps you find cheap courier services by matching yourself up with couriers& delivery companies already making similar trips across the UK & Europe. By making use of spare capacity in delivery lorries we have been helping to cut down on wasteful journeys (saved over 4,300,000+ miles) and CO2 emissions (2,000,000+ kg) whilst at the same time saving the consumer up to 75% on their move.

www.sustrans.org.uk

Sustrans is the UK’s leading sustainable transport charity. Sustrans aims to reduce the environmental and resource impacts of transport, enable people to choose active travel more often, provide car-free access to essential local services, and turn streets and public spaces into places for people to enjoy.

Tesco

As a global business, Tesco have an important role to play in helping to minimise climate change. They are proud of the progress they have made this year across their businesses, and by working with suppliers and customers they are determined to do more.

Water Saving Systems

Information about Water Saving Systems, including Rain Water Harvesting etc.

WRAP Cymru - Working together for a world without waste

We work with businesses and individuals to help them reap the benefits of reducing waste, develop sustainable products and use resources in an efficient way. Established as a not-for-profit company in 2000, WRAP is backed by government funding from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

WWF Cymru

WWF Cymru is the Welsh office of WWF-UK. They're based in Cardiff Bay, but cover the whole of Wales. They focus on policy work and lobbying, and aim to ensure that the environment and sustainability are high on the political and media agendas.

Climate Change

Carbon Trust

The Carbon Trust's mission is to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy now and develop commercial low carbon technologies for the future.

Countryside Council for Wales

The Countryside Council for Wales is the Government's statutory advisor on sustaining natural beauty, wildlife and the opportunity for outdoor enjoyment in Wales and its inshore waters.

EnergySavingSecrets.co.uk

We all want to save money on energy costs and have a greener lifestyle. We offer the tips to help you achieve just that.

Energy Saving Trust

Almost half of the UK's carbon dioxide emissions come from energy we use every day - at home and when we travel. By saving energy we can all help prevent climate change.

Environment Agency

They are an Executive Non-departmental Public Body responsible to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and an Assembly Sponsored Public Body responsible to the National Assembly for Wales.

Their principal aims are to protect and improve the environment, and to promote sustainable development. They play a central role in delivering the environmental priorities of central government and the Welsh Assembly Government through their functions and roles.

Home energy check - What you can do today to conserve energy

Spend a few minutes completing the following questions and you'll receive a personalised report showing you how much energy and money you can save in your home.

NetRegs - environmental guidance for your business

NetRegs provides free environmental guidance for small and medium-sized businesses in the UK. We will help you to understand what you need to do to comply with environmental legislation and protect the environment. We may even help to save you money by showing you ways to use your resources more efficiently.

Wales Low/Zero Carbon Hub

Everyone has a role to play in reducing Wales carbon footprint - Government, individuals, businesses and communities.

WWF Ecological Footprint Calculator

Worried about your impact on the environment? The way we use the planet's resources makes up our ecological footprint. Measuring yours takes less than 5 minutes and could set you on a life-changing journey...

Waste & Recycling

Comparemymobile.com

Comparemymobile.com provides you with an ethical way of recycling E-waste like mobile phones, iPads, Tablets, iPods, Games Consoles, Laptops, Cameras and Sat Navs. Choose from up to 40 trusted recyclers and help reduce E-Waste, be green and be compensated for it as well.

Free2collect

This 'not for profit' website allows people to post unwanted items for others to collect. As they say, one man's junk is another man's treasure. It's really simple. It's absolutely free to add items, to browse, and to obtain. The only stipulation is that if you find an item you want, you must arrange collection.

Freecycle

The worldwide Freecycle Network is made up of many individual groups across the globe. It's a grassroots movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns.

Freely.com

Freally is all about happiness. We exist to: 1. Help the environment. To make it greener, reduce the amount of crap we dump in it by recycling and reusing, so that it's happy, which will make us (humans) also happy.

Music Magpie

Music Magpie offers a free post service to dispose of your old CD's, DVD's and electronic gadgets. Earn some money for yourself or donate to a charity of your choice.

Recycle unwanted goods with "Age Cymru" and raise vital funds for older people

Your discarded goods can raise funds to help vulnerable older people.

RecyclingExpert

Looking to cut down on your family waste? You'll be amazed at how much you can recycle. We show you how.

The Recycling Guide

This site emphasises the importance of recycling and provides advice on how people can recycle at home, in schools and how to recycle different materials. The guide also has a useful tips section and is easy to follow due to the detailed illustrations.

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