Local links

The categories of link listed here are as follows:

  • Environmental Organisations
  • Campaign Groups
  • Local Food
  • Local Community Groups
  • Local Government and Community Involvement
  • For Businesses
  • Local Trading
  • Waste
  • Transportation

Environmental Organisations
Leicester Friends of the Earth
Campaigning locally on many issues related to sustainability.
Groundwork Leicester and Leicestershire
Local environmental charity that organises loads of great practical and educational projects.
Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust
Working to protect and enhance Leicestershire and Rutland’s wildlife and wild places.
BTCV Leicestershire and Rutland
Opportunities for local volunteering on environmental projects.
Leicester Freecycle Group
Find a good home for your unwanted stuff, or provide a good home for someone else’s unwanted things.
Leicester National Trust Group

Campaign Groups
Pro Wind Alliance
Providing reliable information on wind farm proposals and campaigning in support of wind energy in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.
Minorca Opencast Protest Group
Protesting against a potential new opencast coal mine in Leicestershire.

Leicester Civic Society
Campaigning to preserve and enhance local heritage sites and buildings in the city.

Local Food
Community Harvest Whetstone
Transition Leicester’s Community Supported Agriculture project.
Leicestershire Food Links
Promoting local food in Leicestershire
Local Food Heroes
Directory of local food producers and distributors in Leicestershire
Leicestershire Heritage Apple Project
Working to celebrate and preserve stocks of Leicestershire apple varieties.
Allotments 4 All
Information on renting an allotment garden in Leicester

Local Community Groups
South Knighton Community Events

Local Government and Community Involvement
Preparing for Peak Oil.
Report produced by the Oil Depletion Analysis Centre aimed at Local Authorities on how to prepare for the impacts of Peak Oil.
Community Meetings
Information and dates for community meetings in neighbourhoods in Leicester.
Voluntary Action Leicester
Supporting volunteering and community involvement in Leicester.
Leicestershire Beehive
Site that hosts web pages of local voluntary groups in the Leicestershire area.
Implications of Peak Oil for local government
Report from the city government in Burnaby in Canada (a similar sized city to Leicester), describing the Peak Oil problem and possible local government responses.
Short talk on the challenge of Peak Oil
Daniel Lerch of the Post Carbon Institute on what Peak Oil means for local government.
Leicester Forum
Leicester Forum is a community site for discussing all aspects of Leicester including current issues, events, activities, local history, and more.
“Creating Green Jobs – Creating Low Carbon Economies”
Report by the Local Government Association on opportunities to create green jobs and build resilience by acting on climate change.

For Businesses
Leicester Energy Agency
Supporting local businesses in saving energy. Current projects include an intelligent metering project, aimed at SMEs.
Business Link (East Midlands)
Information on advice, support and funding available for local businesses looking to use resources more efficiently.
Leicester City Council information on the environment for businesses
Leicester City Council: What’s your plan?
Assistance and a toolkit for local businesses to plan to reduce carbon emissions
East Midlands Business Resource Efficiency Network
ESPO
Offering a sustainable procurement service for local organisations.

Local Trading
Lets All Share
Website that puts people together with others in their local community, or friends and family, so infrequently-used possessions can be shared when they’re needed.
Ecomodo
A similar project to Let’s All Share…
Leicester LETS4All
Volunteer-run group allowing members to offer and receive services without the need for money. For info, contact Tony on tony.modinos [AT]talktalk.net

Waste
Recycle for Leicestershire
Leicestershire County Council’s website on re-use and recycling.
Complete Wasters
A not-for-profit recycling business based in Sileby in Leicestershire.

Transportation
Leicestershire Campaign for Better Transport
Bikes 4 All
A bike recycling project run by Groundwork based near Leicester City Centre
Cyclemagic
Offering cycle training, recycled bikes and unusual pedal-powered machines
Leicester Spokes
Campaigning for better conditions for Leicester cyclists and organising weekly social bike rides
Velo Belle
A Leicester-based cycling blog exploring “the female side of two-wheeled life”
LeicesterShare
Leicestershire-focussed car sharing website
Woodgate Car Club
Rusty Vehicle Sharing Group
Car pool sharing 4 vehicles across Leicester. Contact: Martin Hyams on 07932 138318 or email martin960 AT hotmail.com