Activism, community groups, websites & resources
C.U.T.S: Communal Use Textile Studio - C.U.T.S is a community resource of sewing and screen print facilities in the heart of Liverpool city centre's Ropewalks district. C.U.T.S offers workshops and equipment inductions in the use of sewing machines, screen print techniques and creative recycling.
1st Floor, Mello Mello, 40-42 Slater Street Liverpool L1 4BX
Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade - A grass-roots anti-fur group, helping to organise and co-ordinate anti-fur actions across the UK and worldwide, with branches in the USA and Sweden too.
Edgy City Cycling Tours - At edgy city cycling tours our goal is to fascinate and excite you by introducing you to parts of the city that other tours do not reach and that you might not otherwise see or find out about! All of our tours take place on bicycles that we provide, and follow cycle friendly routes around the city that allow us to tell you about all aspects of Liverpool’s history, politics, economy and culture
Friends of the Earth North West - North West regional group for the national environmental campaigning organisation. (Regional Campaigns Co-ordinators are there to support Local Groups, and they are a mine of information about campaigns and contacts in their region. They also help Local Groups by co-ordinating work on some of the wider campaign issues and representing their views at a regional level.) Regional Campaigns co-ordinator for the North West: Frank Kennedy
60 Duke Street Liverpool L1 5AA
Greater Manchester & District CND - CND has been working for a nuclear free future since 1958, and remains one of the largest membership organisations in the country. We campaign non-violently to rid the world of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction and to create genuine security for future generations. Greater Manchester CND organises meetings, events, demonstrations, petitions, leafleting etc. We also produce a bi-monthly newsletter, "Early Warning" and email a weekly What's On guide to our email contact list.
Green Gold Biodiesel - Biodiesel is a renewable fuel which is derived from vegetable oil. Any diesel engine can use it, without any conversion. It significantly reduces CO2 emissions and can improve local air quality. Green Gold Biodiesel is available now! Our prices are competitive and our fuels are made to European Standards. Our Basic 5 fuel can be used by anyone. To use our Pure 100 fuel you need to become a member, please contact us for details. We are open from 8am till 6pm, Monday to Friday and 1pm till 5pm on Saturdays.
LancsVeg: Lancashire Vegetarian and Vegan group - LancsVeg is a local group affiliated to the Vegetarian Society. It covers all of the Lancashire area - roughly from Lancaster in the north, from Blackpool and the Fylde Coast in the west, to Burnley in the east, and down to Chorley in the south (centred around Preston). We're a friendly informal group who meet on a monthly basis to exchange ideas, recipes and tips to promote vegetarianism within the Lancashire area. The group can also help new veggies in the area to meet fellow vegetarians and vegans.
Liverpool Green Party - Liverpool branch of the environmental political party.
Liverpool Recycle - The Liverpool Recycle group is open to all who want to "recycle" that special something rather than throw it away. Whether it's a chair, a fax machine, piano or an old door, feel free to post it. Or maybe you're looking to acquire something yourself! Nonprofit groups are also welcome to participate too! The main rule is that everything posted must be FREE. Liverpool Recycle is part of the Freegle organisation, a network of groups dedicated to keeping anything reusable out of landfill sites. Check out www.ilovefreegle.org/ for other cities and info on the movement! E-mail LiverpoolRecycleemail@example.com for questions or improvement ideas!
Liverpool World Centre - Liverpool World Centre (LWC) is a locally run and registered charity, a member of the Development Education Association (DEA). Established in September 2000, LWC aims to raise awareness of the interdependence of communities locally and globally through, for example, trade, food, culture, labour, impacts on the climate and the environment. It played a major role in the successful campaign to achieve Fair Trade City status for Liverpool. In addition to projects working with schools councils and the Liverpool Schools Parliament, LWC is setting up a Global Education Resource Centre, and has recently appointed a temporary administrator to assist in this endeavour and to support its other project workers generally.
Manchester Friends of the Earth - Manchester Friends of the Earth is a prominent pressure group working on campaigns relating to the environment and to social justice. We campaign on issues with a local connection, and also lobby for policy changes at the local, regional, national and international levels. We work on a diverse range of issues including sustainable transport, ‘real food’, waste and recycling, climate and air quality, social exclusion, and trade.
Merseyside Animal Rights - Merseyside Animal Rights is a collective of animal rights activists who campaign in the Merseyside area. The group organizes bi-annual food fayres, demonstrates against local animal abusing industries, organizes transport to national events, monitors local hunts and supports local animal rescues. Meetings take place on the 1st Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm meet for an 8pm start. Next to Nowhere, Social Centre, adjacent to News from Nowhere, 96 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HY. (Press buzzer for Basement) Everyone welcome.
Merseyside CND - Merseyside CND is part of the National and Worldwide Campaign to get rid of nuclear weapons and power. They campaign against weapons of indiscriminate mass destruction, whether chemical, biological, depleted uranium, cluster bombs and landmines.
Merseyside Cycling Campaign - Campaigning for: safe roads for all cyclists, special cycling facilities, biking as a natural part of city life, less congestion and pollution - and healthier happier Merseysiders!
North West Hunt Saboteurs Association - Direct action against all forms of bloodsports
Operation Eden - Operation EDEN is a community-based environmental programme that works to improve local neighbourhoods by bringing together people who care about the social, economic, environmental and spiritual welfare of our planet. It aims to demonstrate the work of faith communities as significant partners towards the development of sustainable environments to create areas where there is greater understanding and tolerance of diversity.
Church House, 1 Hanover St, Liverpool, L1 3DW
The OKasional Cafe - The OKasional Cafe is squatted space in Manchester which will hold a daily cafe, regular vegan meals and function as a radical space for meetings, organising actions, workshops and events.
Transition South Liverpool - TRANSITION SOUTH LIVERPOOL invites you to share ideas on practical responses to Peak Oil and Climate Change. Hear the latest facts and insights into the issues and discover how people are responding to them locally and nationally. Find out how we can unleash our creativity to shape Liverpool’s transition from energy dependence to a sustainable, resilient and positive future. Come and help make Liverpool a city ready for climate change and peak oil in a friendly atmosphere!
Welsh Streets - The Welsh Streets Home Group was formed in 2004 by some 20 neighbours who discovered their homes were included in what would be the biggest land clearances since the 1960’s. The Welsh Streets is an area of around 450 terraced houses next to Liverpool’s Princes Park. The fight to save them from demolition has lasted 7 years so far. Even though the government has cut the HMRI scheme responsible for condemning the area, the battle is far from over. Liverpool City Council continue to pursue demolition whilst the campaigners, co-ordinated by the residents of the Welsh Streets Home Group, pursue alternatives.
Wirral Environmental Network - A charity which aims to educate the public about the environment and how to protect it.
The Manor Trust 79 Gorsey Lane Wallasey CH44 4HF
Your Planet Needs You - A project aiming to change the world from Chester! A website & book to inspire and support the large and growing band of people who want to do something about it. Together we can save the human race from itself and begin to heal the planet.
OTHER LINKS - UKAction for Sustainable Living
Blog Against Bypass in Longdendale
BUAV (British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection)
Busy Bee Green Guide to Cleaning
Campaign Against Climate Change
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Friends of the Earth
Green & Away
Green Dragon - Turning Words Into Woods
Green Mile Couriers
Kebele Community Co-operative
Low Impact Living
News from Nowhere Club
One Green Earth Eco Directory
People and Planet
Planetary Voices - Green Radio on the Internet
Save Swallows Wood
Scientists for Global Responsibility
Spirit of Nature
The Green Store
The Vegan Society
The Vegetarian Society
Veg Box Recipes
Your Planet Needs You
OTHER LINKS - WORLDAAEA: Kids Helping the Environment
Calculate Your Ecological Footprint
Ecofreek - free/recycle/swap search
The Animal Rescue Site
The Rainforest Site