Useful Local Links
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Perhaps start by taking a 'Lifestyle Audit'. Arocha's info on how to audit your lifestyle can be accessed here
Cambridge Organic Food Company
CHOOSE VEG. CHOOSE LOCAL. CHOOSE ORGANIC
We deliver veg boxes to homes in and around Cambridge. Our boxes are packed with lovely, fresh organic produce sourced from local farms. We believe you should only get the fruit and veg you love, so we let you decide how much control you want over the produce you get. Click here
Great Shelford Country Market
Open every Wednesday from 8.30 to 11.30 am in Gt Shelford Memorial Hall, Woollards Lane
We are a co-operative social enterprise affiliated to National Country Markets Ltd. You will always find a welcome to browse around the market stalls and see our produce. Everything we offer is good quality home-made or home-grown or hand-crafted produce.
60 High Street Sawston. Lovely little shop selling amazing environmentally friendly, minimal waste items and food in the heart of Sawston!
Organic Health (Hauxton)
Open only THURS, FRI & SAT 9.30 am - 5 pm. 87 Church Road, Hauxton, Cambridge, CB22 5HS
We are a specialist organic and special diet food shop. Our large barn is packed with thousands of products including one of the largest ranges in the country of organic, gluten free, wheat free, dairy free etc foods. We also have local fruit and veg, honey, flour, ice cream, chocolates, cakes, juices, preserves, cereal etc as well as a wide range of organic meat. We sell cobs local organic bread range, Ecover refill systems and British toiletries and cleaning products. Click here
Cambridge Market from Thursday to Monday (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Full Circle has one core aim; to help you help the planet. We take great care to source products that will help you tread more lightly on this beautiful pale blue dot. Our product ranges include items that are plastic free, reusable, sustainable, ethical and free from animal products. Click here
When you have to visit the supermarket, consider using this great app Gikibadges. You can download it via apple or googleplay. "Scan thousands of UK supermarket products to see whether they are sustainable, healthy and fair. What is it you care about? Climate change, eating healthily, sustainable palm oil, avoiding toxic chemicals, animal welfare, or less plastic? Whatever your priorities, Giki will enable you to understand the true impact of your products and help you to buy from brands which share your beliefs." I've used it an while not perfect, its being developed continually and it was really interesting to make better choices in the supermarket...
What goes in what bin?
Find out what you should put in what bin in Cambridgeshire. Click here
Save your crisp packets and recycle them at nearby locations such as Cherry Hinton, Shire Hall and Haslingfield. Click here for details. Tesco has also started recycling these (and bread bags etc) Someone take them to our nearest stores and let me know how you get on!
Toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes
You can recycle your toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes etc really close by at Organic Health (Hauxton)
Open only THURS,FRI & SAT 9.30am - 5pm. 87 Church Road, Hauxton, Cambridge, CB22 5HS
Save your confectionery packaging (chocolate wrappers etc) and recycle them at nearby locations such as Milton, Girton and Burwell. Click here for details.
Save your pet food wrappers and recycle them at nearby locations such as Bury St Edmunds, Bedford and March. Click here for details. There are not many any closer but you could always volunteer to set one up.
There are quite a few terracycle schemes for these sorts of products. Check out terracycle to see more.
Need a second hand sofa? Want to get rid of an old table or suitcase? There are a variety of local options available. Try the British Heart Foundation shop on East Road (Cambs), the Arthur Rank Retail Hub in Sawston, Cambridge Reuse on Cherry Hinton Road or Emmaus out at Landbeach. All charity shops; all helping to save the planet.
Can you cycle in to Cambridge or take the bus or train?
Why not use Trainhugger? They will plant a tree for every train ticket you buy through them. Winner.
Got some time? Take the 7 Bus. Times here
Or at a pinch, Park and Ride from Babraham Road. Click here for info.
Sharing the car travel:
Liftshare: Sick of expensive travel? Car share for less with Liftshare, the UK's biggest car sharing community. Click here to see how.
Blablacar: Find a ride. Just say where you’re heading, where you’re leaving from and when. Then pick a ride that works for you! If you need more info, you can message drivers before booking.
FreeWheelers: Linking drivers and passengers to share the cost of travel... Saves you money, helps other people and reduces pollution.
What about buying a car? Some useful websites:
What Cars guide to buying a greener vehicle.
Next Green Car Next Green Car's mission is to help car buyers find, compare and buy a greener, more economical car. The core of the website is a database of all new cars currently available in the UK, which visitors can search and compare cars according to many criteria including CO2, MPG, car tax band and OTR price.
AutoExpress Green Car News. Cars with low emissions are not only a more environmentally-friendly option, they're often good for your wallet too as they make their fuel go further. So here we've highlighted 10 of the best green cars currently on the market in the UK from a variety of categories.
Check out these great Green Energy suppliers to get your electricity and gas from renewable sources:
Naturesave "Each year we donate 10% of the income we receive from our home and travel premiums and place it in our charity, the Naturesave Trust. The Trust uses these funds to support environmental projects across the UK."
Local Second-hand Shops
Its best to buy second hand clothing where you can so here are some local charity shops.
Arthur Rank Charity Shop. The nearest one is on Woollards Lane, Great Shelford but there are others nearby. Click here to see list.
Oxfam. Morley's Place, Sawston. but there are others nearby. Click here to see list.
The Children's Society. 41 High Street, Sawston.
Lollipop. Second hand clothes and toys book shop in Fulbourn for children 0-12yr. Click here
Organic and Ethical Clothing Companies
Rapanui: Click here
Use 'Ecosia' as your default search engine. "You search the web, we plant trees. Ecosia is like any other search engine, with one major difference: we use our profits to plant trees."
Available in most supermarkets:
Mooncup: click here
Organicup: click here
Tulipcup: click here
Lunette cup: click here
Kind cup: click here
Lily cup: click here
Modibodi Pants: Click here
Thinx Pants: Click here
Flux Pants: Click here
Tulip Pants: Click here
Wuka Pants: Click here
Cheeky Wipes: Click here
Earth bits: Click here
Bloomandnora: Click here
EcoRainbow: Click here