Organisation listings

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Title Description County Country
Low Impact Living Initiative (LILI)

Lowimpact.org 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 Lowimpact.org 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.

Naturewise

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
Organisation descirption What is permaculture? Permaculture is a design process. It helps us to design intelligent systems which meet human needs whilst enhancing biodiversity, reducing our impact on the planet, and creating a fairer world for us all. People across the globe are transforming their communities with permaculture. Learn the basics here! How it works What is permaculture? Permaculture is a design process. It helps us to design intelligent systems which meet human needs whilst enhancing biodiversity, reducing our impact on the planet, and creating a fairer world for us all. People across the globe are transforming their communities with permaculture. Learn the basics here! How it works Afghanistan
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.

Read more: http://www.ppltraining.co.uk/about-us.html#ixzz44W5ZCN1k

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.

Project SAFE - Silvo Arable Agro Forestry Project
Quinta Vale da Lama

Quinta Vale da Lama is an innovative land-based project in South Portugal, developed since 2008 using Permaculture Design tools. The project consists of a partnership between an educational NGO and an Agro-tourism company, showcasing new approaches to education, farming, and tourism within the vision of a solidary economy.

Agriculture as practiced at Q.VdL is fundamentally oriented to regenerating the health of our bodies, lands, and economy. Education is focused on cultivating relationship through practical, hands-on experiences with the content, and based on experiencing the joys of a caretaking role for people as stewards of nature. Tourism is an opportunity to recharge personal energies and contribute - we reinvest surplus from tourism to regenerate ecosystems on the farm.

We believe in a world beyond sustainabilty - where the process of meeting human needs can simultaneously regenerate and improve ecological and social systems.

FARO Portugal