Your community is a portal where you can discover the fantastic things that great people are already doing in your neighbourhood. This is a list of national organisations where you can search on their websites for local groups, service providers or qualified people near you.

Whatever your question, please look up the relevant subject from the subject menu on the right-hand side and find an organisation of interest. Then simply enter your postcode on their website to find the nearest company or group that can help you.  For example, there are groups if you want to find an installer to fit solar panels on your home or plan a journey without a car.

Finally, if you know of any great groups or initiatives that are missing from the list please drop us a line. With your support we can create the zero-carbon world we urgently need.

Find a Friends of the Earth Group in your community:

https://friendsoftheearth.uk/local-groups/find-group

Find a Transition initiative near you:

https://transitionnetwork.org/transition-near-me/

http://www.zerocarbonbritain.org/en/

The National Insulation Association (NIA) has a list of approved installers. The NIA postcode locator tool is at the top of their website:

www.nia-uk.org/consumer/

https://ciga.co.uk/registered-installers/

The Home Energy Saving Advice Service on 0300 123 1234 if you are in England or Wales.

If you are based in Scotland, call Home Energy Scotland on: 0808 808 2282.

If you are in Northern Ireland, please call 0800 1422 865.

Chimney's need to be swept at least once a year if burning wood.  https://www.findachimneysweep.co.uk/

A fascinating map of all renewable energy projects in the UK over 1MW is available through My Grid GB broken down by technology. There would be millions if every renewable energy project was listed hence the one mega watt and above criteria for inclusion. However, people with renewables are the most evangelical supports so if you ask politely many organisations will happily show you around their installation.

http://www.mygridgb.co.uk/map/

There might already be a community energy group nearby you could team up with. Have a look at the membership lists for Community Energy England, Community Energy Wales or Community Energy Scotland.

If there isn't a renewable energy group near you and you are interested in setting one up, the Community Energy Resource Hub has lots of information on technology, models and finance that is free to use to kick start your plans.

Installers registered under the Microgeneration Certificate Scheme (MCS) can fit solar photovoltaic panels, solar thermal collectors, heat pumps, biomass boilers, micro CHP or wind turbines for your home or business.  To find an MCS installer in your area please search http://www.microgenerationcertification.org/consumers/consumers

To install a wood stove suppliers need to be approved by HETAS.

https://www.hetas.co.uk/find-installer/

http://www.farma.org.uk/members-map/

Organic Food search from the Soil Association, including shops, veg box schemes and restaurants.  https://www.soilassociation.org/organic-living/buy-organic/

Map of Sustainable Restaurant Association Members:  https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?ll=53.154504707535224%2C-1.1735878551758105&hl=en&z=6&mid=1qeO7zEsC_OZXpbAPegN7YzF2tia0hJIF

https://repaircafe.org/en/visit/

https://www.recyclenow.com/local-recycling

How Polluted is Your Street?  Check the air quality in your neighbourhood via this BBC website.

https://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map

The National Cycle Network is a series of traffic-free paths and quiet, on-road cycling and walking routes, that connect to every major town and city managed by the great folks at Sustrans.

The location of charging stations for electric cars are listed on publicly available map, https://www.zap-map.com/live/.

Car clubs available in major cities so you can be free of car ownership and also try out electric car models. https://www.carplusbikeplus.org.uk/list-of-car-clubs/ 

http://www.traveline.info/

https://www.travelinescotland.com/

http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/planjourney/search

https://journeyplanner.travelwest.info/directions

https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/

www.merseytravel.gov.uk

https://tfgm.com/

http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/journeyplanner/

http://www.connectingwiltshire.co.uk/

http://www.swindontravelchoices.co.uk/plan-a-journey/

https://www.gonortheast.co.uk/journeyplanner/

https://www.visitbritain.com/gb/en

https://www.ireland.com/en-gb/

https://www.seat61.com/

https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/long-term-flood-risk

Sign up for free flood alerts from the Environment Agency for your home or business

https://www.gov.uk/sign-up-for-flood-warnings

The Floodline telephone number is 0345 988 1188

National Flood Forum can support in setting up a local Flood Action Group if your community is at risk of flooding.

https://nationalfloodforum.org.uk/working-together/communities/what-is-a-flood-action-group/

https://www.refill.org.uk/get-the-refill-app/

Free water saving products are available from your local water company: Find yours here.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings#?date=2018-04-03

The Red Cross supports communities by providing emergency response volunteers to incidents such as floods or fire. To find out more about volunteering in your neighbourhood please visit https://www.redcross.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-in-emergencies

Climate change is an issue that can only be fixed by political support. To discuss your thoughts with your MP is an excellent idea: To find your MP visit: http://findyourmp.parliament.uk/.

The Climate Change Coalition runs events to raise awareness of climate change and speak to your MP. https://www.theclimatecoalition.org/

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/map/

http://www.urbantreecover.org/

Something Missing From the Listings?

Do Something Great!If there are other great websites or directories that we are missing please us know? We are happy to include not-for-profit groups or trade associations across the UK that are helping people to reduce their carbon emissions.

If you are a member of a community or civic group based in a specific neighbourhood that would like to be listed please contact us at info@climatealliance.org.uk

If there is no group or organisation in your neighbourhood then why not set one up? Be inspired. We only have One Home.

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