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British Ecological Society


As the world’s oldest ecological society, the British Ecological Society aims to ensure that as many people as possible are educated on all types of ecological matters. They have more than 6,400 members around the world, working to advance ecological science. Founded in 1913. Location: London, UK.

Campaign to Protect Rural England


Focusing mainly on waste management, transport and energy, the Campaign to Protect Rural England is a charity that works to protect the UK’s countrysides. Founded in 1926. Location: London, UK.

Committee on Climate Change


The Climate Change Committee (CCC) is an independent, statutory body established under the Climate Change Act 2008. Its purpose is to advise the UK and devolved governments (separate legislatures and executives in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) on emissions targets. It reports to Parliament on progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for and adapting to the impacts of climate change. Founded in 2008.

Energy Saving Trust


The Energy Saving Trust (EST) is a British organization devoted to promoting energy efficiency, energy conservation, and the sustainable use of energy, thereby reducing carbon dioxide emissions and helping to prevent man-made climate change. It was founded in the UK as a government-sponsored initiative, following the global Earth Summit. Founded in 1992. Location: London, UK.

Environmental Law Foundation


This charity, the Environmental Law Foundation, has the Prince of Wales as its president. It helps the voice of ordinary people and communities to be heard on matters affecting the environment in which they live. Founded in 1992. Location: Worcestershire, UK.

Ethical Consumer


The Ethical Consumer Research Association Ltd (ECRA) is a British not-for-profit publisher, research and campaign organization which publishes information on the social, ethical and environmental behavior of companies and issues around trade justice and ethical consumption. Ethical Consumer strives to promote sustainability in business practices by having a greener approach for their products. The website gives a rating to more than 40,000 products, providing consumers the ability to see how green items are before buying. Founded in 1989. Location: Manchester, UK.

Friends of the Earth


Through various campaigns such as reducing air pollution, saving British bees, and other important environmental issues, the vision of Friends of the Earth is of a peaceful and sustainable world based on societies living in harmony with nature. Member groups include England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Founded in 1969. Location: London, UK.

Green Alliance


Green Alliance is an independent think tank and charity focused on ambitious leadership for the environment. They work with influential leaders in business, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and politics to accelerate political action and create transformative policy for a green and prosperous UK. Founded in 1979. Location: London, UK.

Institution of Environmental Sciences


The Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) is a charitable organization which promotes and raises public awareness of environmental science by supporting professional scientists and academics working in this crucial arena. As a seminal science organization, it is consulted by government and other interested parties on environmental issues. The Institution has strong ties with higher education, enhancing environmental science and sustainable development in universities and colleges nationally and internationally. Founded in 1971. Location: London, UK.

Keep Britain Tidy


Keep Britain Tidy is a UK-based independent environmental charity that campaigns to reduce litter, improve local places and prevent waste. Partnering with business, organizations, and individuals, it works to create clean beaches, parks, and streets and to foster sustainable practices. Founded in 1960. Location: London, UK.

Recycle Now


Recycle Now is the national recycling campaign for England, supported and funded by Government, managed by Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and used locally by over 90% of English authorities. The campaign is here to help people to recycle more things, more often. More than six out of ten of us describe ourselves as committed recyclers, compared to less than half when the campaign began in 2004. Founded in 2004. Location: Oxfordshire, UK.

Renewable UK


RenewableUK, formerly known as the British Wind Energy Association, is the trade association for wind power, wave power and tidal power industries in the United Kingdom. RenewableUK has over 660 corporate members, from wind, wave and tidal stream power generation and associated industries. Founded in 1978. Location: London, UK.