The Gap is a community gardening project in Carstairs Avenue, Park South, Swindon for people of all ages and abilities. Supervised children are welcome to come and learn about nature, growing plants, vegetables and flowers. Volunteers have built a big bug house and the children have been filling it for insects. It's a friendly group where people can meet and chat.
Keep Swindon Tidy is a central hub for litter picks with resources to download and community events. The group aims to promote a healthy culture of not littering and looking after our town.
Plastic Pollution Action and Awareness Projects are a Bristol-based charity who work in the South West "to reduce single-use plastic and improve our relationship with the environment". They held one of their Curry and Conversation workshops in Swindon. We have begun collaborating with them.
Web | Facebook Refill Swindon is part of the now international Refill scheme, to move us from single-use to reuse for food and drink. Download the phone app, look out for the blue Refill stickers or use our local Refill stations list to find places to fill reusable water bottles.
Riverford Organics is an ethical business which delivers organic food and provides a fair deal to all small-scale farms / growers.
Swindon Allotments and Leisure Gardens Associations (SALGA) is a registered charity, initially formed in 1962 by allotment holders in Swindon to share seeds and bulbs, They have monthly meetings with talks on various subjects, a members-only shop at Pickard Fields allotments, an annual horticultural show, a schools garden competition, regular outings for members, and events such as Potato Day,
Swindon Growers is a group to promote community gardening in Swindon for all levels of experience.
Swindon Hub's vision is "to build a strong, cohesive and sustainable community with wellbeing for all at its heart".
Swindon Repair Cafe and Free Shop Bring items to be repaired, peruse free items in the Free Shop, chill out on a Sunday with live music, tea and cake (including vegan options). Hosted by Eastcott Community Organisation who put on many excellent events such as Ecofest and Window Wanderland.
Sustainable Shrivenham formed out of a sustainable living event in 2019 and has flourished to work with the local community towards its goals.
Wiltshire Wildlife Trust 'exist to protect the environment and encourage sustainable living for the benefit of both people and nature.' We hope to be working with them on microplastics.
City to Sea is'an environmental not-for-profit organisation, campaigning to stop plastic pollution. Most of the time, we’re working with communities around the world to provide practical solutions to the plastic problem. We like to keep it simple and have some fun by focusing on positive action and playful content.'
Community Organisers "is a national charity, and the membership body and training organisation for community organising in England", empowering to positively transform neighbourhoods.
Friends of the Earth are a grassroots environmental campaigning community. From our campaigners and lawyers to local groups and supporters, we push for change on important environmental matters.
Greenpeace is an organisation that promotes co-operation to 'defend the natural world and stand for a green and peaceful future'.
Refill is an international scheme to reduce single-use water bottles which started out in Bristol. It's a simple and very effective scheme.
Surfers Against Sewage are 'a community dedicated to the protection of oceans, waves, beaches and wildlife. We fight long and hard to protect what we love and we won’t stop until it’s completely clean, safe and protected for everyone, forever.'
The UK Without Incinerator Network 'is a network of anti-incineration campaigners' whose 'overarching mission is to bring about an end to the incineration of mixed waste'. They 'have worked with more than 150 local grassroots campaign groups and helped stop more than 70 incinerator proposals'.
Bristol Green Capital Partnership 'is a unique partnership of over 900+ member organisations who have committed to working towards Bristol becoming a sustainable city with a high-quality of life for all.'
Just Stop Oil "is a nonviolent civil resistance group demanding the UK Government stop licensing all new oil, gas and coal projects."
The Plastic Soup Foundation work to 'stop the plastic soup tsunami as soon as possible! If we do not achieve this, we are leaving future generations with a terrible plastic plague. We are a ‘single issue’ environmental organization that is concerned with one thing: stopping plastic pollution at its source.
The Plastic Health Coalition 'are constituted of leading scientists, policymakers and innovators. Their work concerns understanding the effects of microplastic pollution on human health. They fund scientific research and provide educational resources towards that aim.'
The Story of Stuff Project 'have a problem with Stuff: we have too much of it, too much of it is toxic, and we don’t share it very well. But that’s not the way things have to be...'
Upstream Solutions 'spark innovative solutions to plastic pollution. But the problem isn't just plastic. It's really the throw-away culture at the root of plastic pollution and a host of other issues. So we're building a movement to "make throw-away go away" through innovation, policy and culture change. And we want you to join us in changing the world...'
The Wayfinder Society is an organisation for young people to get involved in tackling plastic pollution. Plenty of resources and activities to become a plastic-free campaigner!
Zero Waste Cities 'approach is a continuous effort to phase out waste – not by burning or landfilling it – but instead by creating and implementing systems that do not generate waste in the first place.'
Zero Waste Europe is a 'movement of communities, local leaders, businesses, experts, influencers and other “change agents” working towards the same vision: eliminating waste in our society.'