Organisation listings

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Title Description County Country
Little Acorns Early Years CIC

Little Acorns Early Years provides holistic and nature-inspired learning opportunities for children and families in the heart of Ayr, Scotland. Encompassing a head, heart and hands approach to life and learning. We deliver regular woodland-based, nature, crafts and permacultural sessions for all the community to enjoy. We also run inside nature-based and waldorf-inpspired carer and child groups. We are proud stewards of our woodland space at Auchincruive, based in over 45 acres of ancient mature woodland, meadow and walled garden situated along the River Ayr, South Ayrshire. 
We run regular Forest School, woodland-based sessions for various members of the community, children's holiday clubs and seasonal festivals and events. 
If you are a local to Ayr and are interested in getting involved please get in touch- we would love to welcome you! 
You can also check out our current events for booking here:

Ayrshire United Kingdom
Love Food Hate Waste UK

About us

Love Food Hate Waste aims to raise awareness of the need to reduce food waste and help us take action. It shows that by doing some easy practical everyday things in the home we can all waste less food, which will ultimately benefit our purses and the environment too.

Love Food Hate Waste is brought to you by WRAP, a registered charity (no. 1159512) and a company limited by guarantee 

We work with a wide range of partners, from community organisations, chefs, UK Governments, UK businesses, trade bodies and local authorities through to individuals looking for practical advice. We always aim to work together with others to achieve the best results.

Any recipes we feature from commercial organisations or chefs have not been paid for, but have been kindly donated by the recipe author. If you’re interested in donating recipes to LFHW please contact us – we’d love to hear from you.

Low Impact Living Initiative (LILI) is a non-profit organisation – a network of great people and organisations providing information, training, products & services to help you live more sustainably. You’ll gain skills, meet new people, save money and have fun too.


What we do


We collaborate with specialists in technical, philosophical and financial topics, and make the results accessible to the general public. We aim to help as many people as possible to live more sustainably and to reduce their reliance on the corporate sector. We:

  • offer information, training, products & services in 200+ topics (see below);
  • blog regularly, on both practical and philosophical subjects;
  • network small businesses offering courses, products & services in our topics (join here);
  • help people move their money to support the sustainable, non-corporate sector;
  • offer free franchises for in other countries (like Low-impact Australia).

For each topic we provide (or aim to provide – we’re getting there):

factsheet An introduction to the topic, after which we hope you’ll have a bit more of a feel for what it’s about, and be in a better position to know if it might be for you or not.
print A printable introduction, free to download, print, distribute and use in any way you like.
factsheet More in-depth resources on the topic: articles, images and videos of as many aspects and details of the topic as possible, including techniques, legislation, planning requirements, grants, sources of help, useful data, tips etc.
gallery A gallery of inspirational photographs.
books All books in print on the topic: we sell books via Alibris, a platform for independent booksellers. Many books are second-hand and extremely good value. We’ve also dropped in quite a few freebies.
magazines Magazine subscriptions: we’ve rooted around and found the best magazines available for each topic.
courses A directory of courses, ranging from a couple of hours to weekends or longer, provided by our network partners.
online-courses A directory of online / distance learning courses – our own and our partners’.
discussion Advice from specialists: if you have a query on any of our topics, put it into the comment box at the bottom, and we’ll get specialist network partners to answer it for you.
directory A directory of independent businesses providing products and/or services in the topic, including food, raw materials, manufactured products, crafts, building, installations, consultancy and coaching.
blog Blog articles written by ourselves and our partners – covering practical topics as well as environment, land, society, economics and philosophy. We welcome your comments.
link Our favourite links to other useful online sources of information. We don’t add commercial links and we don’t exchange links.
business Information on starting a business in the topic in question.

We also publish books.


Our work focuses on raising environmental awareness and enabling people to move towards living more sustainably. We do this primarily through running permaculture courses, creating and promoting forest garden, and giving advice and consultations. We are based within the inner city of London and west Wales.

United Kingdom
Old Sleningford Farm

We are a smallholding near Ripon, North Yorkshire and have pigs, sheep, chickens, bees, forest garden, raised beds, orchard and polytunnel and make charcoal from the surrounding woods, run courses and events and have a workday on the first Sunday of every month.
We are dedicated to having a good time whilst endeavouring to live a low impact lifestyle. We aim to inspire others with some of the ideas we have.

North Yorkshire United Kingdom
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Permaculture Association
Permaculture Tywi


United Kingdom
PPLTRAINING - City and Guilds Renewable Energy Courses

PPL is a leading, national training provider running award-winning courses across mechanical/electrical and renewable technologies. 

Based in York and Slough, we offer excellent training experiences throughout the UK.

Our training courses range from new entrant skills training to the up-skilling of existing qualifications in Mechanical & PressureElectricalLegionellaF-GasEnergy AssessingRenewablesSustainableHealth & Safety, and Plumbing.

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Practical Action NGO

Practical Action is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries.

We find out what people are doing and help them to do it better. Through technology we enable poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions - transforming their lives forever and protecting the world around them.