Save money and the environment
A list of organisations working to help people and our environment.
Amazon watch works to protect the rainforest by advancing the rights of indigenous peoples.
Australian Marine Conservation Society
The Australian Marine Conservation Society is Australia's only national charity dedicated exclusively to protecting ocean wildlife and their homes.
Bat Conservation Trust
The Bat Conservation Trust supports over 100 local bat groups with 5000 members and works with volunteers, scientists, industry and government both locally and nationally on a range of projects. To achieve their vision of a world where bats and people thrive together in harmony their work focuses on discovering more about bats and how they use the landscape, taking action to protect bats and enhance the landscapes on which they rely and inspiring people about bats and their environment, engaging them in their conservation.
Beat the Microbead
Tiny particles of plastic have been added to many personal care products. These minute microbeads flow straight from the bathroom drain into the sewer system. Wastewater treatment plants are not designed to filter them out, so ultimately, they contribute to the plastic soup, absorbed or eaten by sea creatures, swirling around the world’s oceans. These microbeads pass along the marine food chain and in all likelihood end up in humans. Microbeads are not biodegradable and once they enter the marine environment, they are impossible to remove.
There is a free smartphone app (search for Beat the Microbead) which allows consumers to scan the barcode of personal care products to check for the presence of plastic microbeads - download it now!
Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies.
Bioneers is an innovative nonprofit educational organization that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet.
British Assessment Bureau
How to adapt your business to become environmentally friendly. If you’re interested in taking steps in the right direction, this resource will provide forward-thinking businesses with a guide on how to improve their impact on the environment.
Information on adopting more environmentally-friendly habits and useful tips on changing your lifestyle. These include green cleaning supplies (including 'make-your-own' green cleaning recipes), unplugging rarely-used appliances, tips for a green laundry room, and the advantages of washing with cold water!
Centre for Alternative Technology
The CAT is an education and visitor centre demonstrating practical solutions for sustainability. They cover all aspects of green living: environmental building, eco-sanitation, woodland management, renewable energy, energy efficiency and organic growing.
Climate Action Network
The Climate Action Network (CAN) is a worldwide network of over 1100 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in more than 120 countries, working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.
Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund
CELDF are not a typical environmental organization. They assist communities to develop first-in-the-nation, groundbreaking laws to protect rights – including worker, environmental, and democratic rights, and rights of nature. CELDF provides free and low cost legal services, grassroots organizing, and education, to communities, states, and countries facing injustice.
A non-profit organisation applying innovations in science, economics, policy and community participation to protect the Earth’s biodiversity around the world.
Dark Snow believe gathering measurements from the surface of Greenland ice is fundamental to advancing our understanding of the melting Arctic. They inform the global public what's happening in this remote but important place.
Earth Echo International
EarthEcho International believes youth have the power to change our planet.
The Earthwatch Institute is an international environmental charity bringing individuals from all walks of life together with world-class scientists to engage in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.
Empowered by Light
Their mission is to improve lives and the environment through renewable energy technologies.
Fareshare save good food destined for waste and send it to charities and community groups who transform it into nutritious meals for vulnerable people. The food they redistribute is fresh, quality and in date surplus from the food industry and the charities they work with can be found across the UK.
Fish2fork rates restaurants according to the impact their seafood has on the seas and marine life. They believe sustainability is a vital ingredient of good seafood.
Friends of the Earth (FOE)
The climate crisis is the definitive challenge of our time. Friends of the Earth promotes conservation and clean energy, and fights to end our unhealthy dependence on dirty energy sources. Their 'Economics for the Earth' project aims to create a more environmentally sustainable and socially just world by transforming financial and economic systems. FOE work to redirect tax policies and public spending to make polluters pay for the costs of their pollution, and to drive the transition to a cleaner, low-carbon economy.
The Gaia Foundation is passionate about regenerating cultural and biological diversity, restoring a respectful relationship with the earth. Together with long-term partners in Africa, South America, Asia and Europe, they work with local communities to secure land, seed, food and water sovereignty. By reviving indigenous knowledge and protecting sacred natural sites, local self-governance is strengthened. This enables communities to become more resilient to climate change and the industrial processes which have caused the many crises we now face.
Greenpeace believe in the public’s right to know about what’s happening to our planet. Their investigations expose environmental crimes and the people, companies and governments that need to be held responsible. Greenpeace connects people from all over the globe, working together to stop the destruction of the environment using peaceful direct action and creative communication.
Havebury Housing Partnership
Offering affordable and social housing in Suffolk.
Hugh's War On Waste
Hugh Fernly-Whittingstall's battle to bring wasteful big businesses to account continues. Visit the site to join in the protest and to find useful tips on how to reduce the amount you throw away.
International Dolphin Watch
International Dolphin Watch (IDW) was founded in 1978 as a non-profit organisation for the observation, conservation and study of dolphins.
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
IFAW’s mission is to rescue and protect animals around the world.
Founded in 1969, the International Fund for Animal Welfare saves individual animals, animal populations and habitats all over the world. With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW provides hands-on assistance to animals in need.
London Cycling Campaign
A 12,000-strong membership charity, making sure that everyone who cycles, or wants to cycle, has a voice in Greater London, helping create a healthier and happier place for everyone.
Marine Conservation Society (MCS)
The Marine Conservation Society champions the need for marine wildlife protection, sustainable fisheries, clean seas and beaches.
Natural Resources Defense Council
NRDC works to safeguard the earth - its people, plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends.
Oceans 5 is an international funders’ collaborative comprised of new and experienced philanthropists dedicated to protecting the world’s five oceans. They focus their investments and support on large, opportunistic projects and campaigns to establish marine reserves and constrain overfishing.
The Peruvian Foundation for the Conservation of Nature is a private Peruvian non-profit organization who carry out projects by leveraging funds from international co-operation, national funding sources and strategic alliances with private companies. Their mission is to conserve Peru´s natural heritage, focussing on biodiversity by driving the sustainable use of renewable natural resources.
Rainforest Action Network
RAN fights to preserve the rainforest, protect the climate and defend human rights.
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
Our birds and wildlife are increasingly vulnerable in a rapidly-changing world. Together with the RSPB, we will create bigger, better, more joined-up spaces for nature to save our wildlife, and our shared home.
Royal Society for the prevention of cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)
The RSPCA is a unique animal welfare charity who were the first to introduce a law to protect animals. They work hard to ensure that all animals can live a life free from pain and suffering. Through campaigns they raise standards of care and awareness of issues for the animals who have no voice, pushing for laws to be changed, improving the welfare of animals on farms, in research labs, in the wild, in paddocks or in our homes. Through investigations and prosecutions they stand up to those who deliberately harm animals to send out a clear message - that animal abuse will not be tolerated.
Save The Elephants
Their mission is to secure a future for elephants and to sustain the beauty and ecological integrity of the places they live; to promote man’s delight in their intelligence and the diversity of their world, and to develop a tolerant relationship between the two species.
SavingSpecies is a unique conservation organization, using science to drive conservation decisions. They maximize efforts by restoring forest connectivity, increasing species’ chances for survival and thriving. This focus keeps down costs while being extraordinarily effective for many species across the globe.
Save the North Sea
Over 20,000 tons of marine litter is annually dumped into the North Sea. The objective of Save the North Sea is to reduce marine litter by changing the attitudes and behaviour of the people using the area. The project is focused on reducing the environmental impact of marine litter and its social, economic and ecological consequences.
Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Their mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.
Good food – let’s make it the easy choice for everyone, produced in a way that protects our natural world and allows every farm animal to feel the sun on its back. The Soil Association is a charity and organic certification body enabling thousands of people, businesses, farmers and growers to be part of the good food revolution!
St Abbs & Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve
St Abbs and Eyemouth VMR extends along 8km of coast from just north of St Abb’s Head to Eyemouth in Berwickshire. The Voluntary Marine Reserve is a charity with the aims of conserving marine wildlife, raising awareness and promoting responsible recreation.
Suffolk Climate Change Partnership
Creating the Greenest County is an aspiration that involves the whole county in enhancing the natural and historic environment and responding to climate change. The partnership provides an umbrella for many existing projects, encourages further recognition and resourcing of them and seeks to inspire further actions in communities, businesses and schools.
Surfers against Sewage
Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) is an environmental charity protecting the UK’s oceans, waves and beaches for all to enjoy safely and sustainably, via community action, campaigning, volunteering, conservation, education and scientific research.
Survival, the only global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, champions tribal peoples around the world. We help them defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures.
Sustrans makes smarter travel choices possible, desirable and inevitable. A leading UK charity, Sustrans enables people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day. They work with families, communities, policy-makers and partner organisations so that people are able to choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys.
A fish and crustacean replenishment program developed on Tetiaroa, teaching fishermen in Southeast Asia how to protect their endangered catfish.
The Conservation Land Trust
CLT is dedicated to the creation and/or expansion of national or provincial parks to ensure the perpetuity of their ecological and evolutionary processes with the strongest long-term protection guarantee possible. CLT also supports programs for the protection of wildlife, reintroduction of locally extinct species, land restoration and programs for local development, normally involved in ecotourism, sustainable farming and environmental education.
The Galapagos Conservation Trust
The trust recognises the importance of conserving this natural wonder. By supporting pioneering conservation projects and raising awareness of Galapagos conservation both in the UK and in Ecuador, we work to ensure the Islands are preserved for future generations to enjoy.
The Land Trust
The Land Trust owns and manages public open spaces such as country parks, nature reserves and woodlands for community benefit.
The Plastics Ocean Foundation
The Plastic Oceans Foundation is a UK charity which has been established to provide a powerful and effective platform that wants to change the world’s attitudes towards plastic. Plastic Pollution has become a man-made global catastrophe. Over the last 60 years plastic has become central to our lives and as a result mankind has subjected the planet to a tsunami of plastic waste.
The Shark Trust
Established in 1997, the Shark Trust is the only UK registered charity working to advance the worldwide conservation of sharks through science, education, influence and action. The Trust is an effective and well respected advocate for shark management and protection, undertaking a range of projects, campaigns and policy work to ensure the survival of this integral apex predator of our oceans.
The Vegetarian Society
The Vegetarian Society influences, inspires and supports people to embrace and maintain a vegetarian lifestyle. They work constructively with businesses, government agencies, policy makers and professionals, whilst always remaining independent. Established in 1847, they are the oldest vegetarian organisation in the world.
The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society
The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society is a wildlife charity that is dedicated solely to the worldwide conservation and welfare of all whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans). The WDC is a founding partner of the Convention on Migratory Species which is part of the United Nations Environment Program. The organization also develops regional protection agreements and conventions and closely cooperates with the orca (killer whale) research station OrcaLab in British Columbia, Canada.
The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that saves wetlands, which are essential for life itself. Wetlands are the primary source of drinking water for people and wildlife. They also connect us with nature, and with ourselves, through beautiful landscapes and inspiring encounters with wildlife.
Trees for cities
Trees for Cities is the only charity working on an international scale specialising in planting urban trees and providing volunteering opportunities to bring local people together. They are a game-changing, ambitious organisation that sets the standard for urban forestry worldwide.
Virunga Fund Inc. exists to support the conservation of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with a special emphasis on mountain gorilla conservation. Through its initiative, the Virunga Alliance, it seeks to improve the livelihoods and security of 4 million people that live within a day's walk of the park's border by sustainably harnessing the park's resources.
Wildlife Trusts goal is nature’s recovery, on land and at sea. They recognise how important nature is in all aspects of our daily lives and believe it should be at the heart of our society. They rescue and restore places for wildlife and people, and influence and help others to do the same. Each year they reach millions of people to inspire them about wildlife and the natural world.
Wildlifenow - the Tony Fitzjohn / George Adamson African Wildlife Preservation Trust - has a unique approach. After close to forty years of hands-on field experience and proven results, their team is considered one of the foremost authorities in the area of African wildlife conservation. They work to re-establish ecosystems, protect endangered African wildlife and develop partnerships with local villages to educate future generations of Africans about conservation efforts, thus changing local sentiment towards conservation and preservation.
Waterkeeper Alliance holds polluters accountable. They're the largest and fastest growing nonprofit solely focused on clean water. They preserve and protect water by connecting local Waterkeeper organizations worldwide. Their goal is swimmable, drinkable and fishable water everywhere.
Wildlife Conservation Network
WCN saves endangered species in 24 countries around the world by supporting independent wildlife conservationists. WCN’s mission is to protect endangered species and preserve their natural habitats by supporting entrepreneurial conservationists who pursue innovative strategies for people and wildlife to co-exist and thrive.
Wildlife Conservation Society
The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature.
Wildlife and Countryside Link
Wildlife and Countryside Link is a unique coalition of 45 voluntary organisations concerned with the conservation and protection of wildlife and the countryside. Members practise and advocate environmentally sensitive land management, and encourage respect for and enjoyment of natural landscapes and features, the historic and marine environment and biodiversity. Taken together members have the support of over 8 million people in the UK and manage over 750,000 hectares of land.
As the UK's largest woodland conservation charity, the Woodland Trust is the leading voice for woods and trees. They campaign to protect precious ancient woods, restore the ones that are damaged and fight for those under threat. They create new native woodland around the UK with the help of communities, schools, organisations and individuals.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
WWF's passion for safeguarding the natural world has to be backed up by other environmental action. Tackling the urgent threat of climate change and promoting sustainable use of resources by helping to change the way we live are just some of the ways the WWF are helping develop a world where people and wildlife thrive.
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