10 Government, Campaigning & Change

Cool Earth

Description

Cool Earth is the charity that works alongside indigenous villages to halt rainforest destruction.

We know that saving the rainforest isn’t a new idea. Managing to do it is.

Over the last 40 years, half the world’s rainforests have been destroyed. That’s why Cool Earth decided to go about things differently.

We don’t create reserves or put up fences. We don’t buy land. Instead, we put indigenous people back in control of the world’s most endangered rainforest. Read more »

Location

Tremough Innovation Centre, Penryn TR10 9TA
United Kingdom

Global Climate Adaptation Partnership (GCAP)

Description

The earth’s climate is changing and will continue to change for decades regardless of greenhouse gas emissions controls. Across the world, response is typically divided into two interlinked components: mitigation and adaptation. Mitigation describes the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and minimise the changes ahead. Adaptation, on the other hand, is used to describe the fact that further climate change is inevitable and mankind would do well to prepare now for the climate of the future. Read more »

Location

Oxford Centre for Innovation (OCFI),
New Road,
Oxford OX11BY
United Kingdom

Peckham Coal Line

Description

The Coal Line aims to re-connect Peckham’s neighbourhoods by creating a new linear link park between Queens Road Peckham & Rye Lane by using the disused Rickett coal sidings which were decommissioned in the 1950’s. The 1km elevated urban park would cut through the heavily built up ex-industrial area providing a precious green open space; a place to enjoy nature, amble, cycle, relax or play.

The project is in early concept stage but is already starting to grow new local networks of local people working together to turn the idea into reality.

Size of Wales

Description

Size of Wales is a unique Welsh initiative that is protecting and sustaining an area of rainforest the size of Wales as part of our national response to climate change.

The Cardiff-based charity supports tropical forests in Latin America and Africa.

Having reached its initial target of raising £2 million in 2013, this small but ambitious team is continuing to work with schools, businesses and community groups to sustain these forests and help some of the poorest people in the world. Read more »

Location

Temple of Peace,
King Edward VII Avenue, Cathays Park,
Cardiff CF10 3AP
United Kingdom

Kingston Biodiversity Network

Description

Formed in May 2013 we are a network passionate about Kingston’s wildlife, aiming to establish strong links between organisations and people who are interested in conserving and preserving the biodiversity of the borough. We are helping to design documentation including habitat management plans, drawing upon local expertise and previous research, as well as carrying out our own surveys to build a picture of Kingston’s functioning ecosystems. Read more »

Location

Kingston Environment Centre,
1 Kingston Road, New Malden,
Kingston Upon Thames KT3 3PE
United Kingdom

Rural Environmental Action Project (REAP)

Description

REAP promotes sustainable development by supporting local enterprise, environmental action, and supporting communities to identify their own needs and build the capacity to meet them. Broadly speaking REAP’s three core activities are:

  • Promoting and supporting equitable economic solutions
  • Promoting community cohesion to ensure a capacity to meet identified needs
  • Raising environmental awareness and promoting action to enhance our shared environment.
Read more »

Location

177 Mid Street,
Keith AB55 5BL
United Kingdom

London Remade

Description

London Remade was originally formed in 2001 to address the overwhelming problem of London’s waste. Over the following years the business grew into a popular and successful recycling consultancy. In 2010 the consultancy side of the business was sold. Out of this sale the current London Remade was born, and began to concentrate on the wider problems facing London as a whole, not just waste and recycling.

Since then, London Remade has had an increasing online presence, investigating specific issues and inspiring debate on them.

International Tree Foundation

Description

ITF is a UK-registered charity which plants, promotes and protects trees globally, both in the UK and in the poorest regions of the world. ITF aims to address poverty alleviation, biodiversity conservation and environmental justice objectives through tree and forest-based projects. The Foundation works at a community level ensuring that the local community benefits directly and as far as possible, lead on the projects that it funds.

Location

Crawley Business Centre, Stephenson Way, Three Bridges,
Crawley RH10 1TN
United Kingdom

Galapagos Conservation Trust

Description

Since 1995 the Galapagos Conservation Trust has been working to raise funds for, and awareness of conservation, in the Galapagos Islands. It is an independent charity but works closely with the other Friends of Galapagos organisations worldwide and local partners - the Charles Darwin Foundation in Galapagos and the Galapagos National Park.

Location

Charles Darwin Suite,
28 Portland Place,
London W1B 1LY
United Kingdom
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