Useful Links

Food – reduce surplus & grow your own

The Mix Community Fridge
The Wantage Market Garden Project
Allotment Renting in Wantage
Big Barn Local Producers List
British Hen Welfare Trust
Huw Richards: Growing Food Organically
Love Food Hate Waste
Seasonal Food Chart

Campaigning – speaking up for the environment

Extinction Rebellion
Wantage Extinction Rebellion Facebook page
Friends of The Earth
Finding Steady Ground

Transport – walk, cycle, car share

National Cycle Network
Bike Maintenance Guides
Bike Storage Ideas from Sustrans
Cycling UK – Wantage
Harwell Bicycle Users Group (HarBUG)
Love Wantage Cycling and Walking Maps
Wantage Circular Walks


Flight-free holiday ideas – inews & Green Traveller
UK budget/communal accommodation – yha(youth hostels)
Walking holiday ideas – Ramblers & National Trail
Days out in our area – Red Kite Days

Energy – save energy & use renewable energy companies

Reduce energy use and loss, install renewable technologies/insulation

Centre for Sustainable Energy
Cosy Homes Oxfordshire
Energy Saving Trust
Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)
National Energy Foundation
Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC)
Simple Energy Advice
Westmill Wind and Solar Farm

Switch to a renewable energy supplier

Britain’s energy regulator, Ofgem includes links to energy comparison sites, or search “how to choose a green energy tariff”.

Invest in renewable energy projects

Abundance Investment Ltd
Low Carbon Hub

Reducing waste – reuse, repair, recycle

The Wantage Mix – Repairs/reuse/refills/resource bank/packaging collection
Buying Better Products – Choosing lower impact/repairable electrical items
District Council Recycling – Vale of White Horse District Council recycling services
Freegle – Give stuff away instead of throwing it away
Going Zero Waste – 101 tips for zero waste
Love Food Hate Waste – Reducing food waste
Oxfordshire Recycling Centres
The Restart Project – Learn how to repair household items

Nature – bring more wildlife to where you live

Wild Wantage (this site)
27 great links for helping nature (this site)

Sustainability Information

52 Climate Actions – Climate actions for individuals
Community Action Groups (CAG) Oxfordshire – Local network of community action groups
Centre for Alternative Technology – Practical solutions for a zero carbon world
Doughnut Economics – Holisitic, sustainable economic model explained by Kate Raworth
Environmental Ted Talks – Talks by environmental experts on a range of topics
Ethical Banking – Choose an ethical bank
Ethical Consumer – Ethical shopping guide and business ratings
Fairtrade – Fair prices for sustainable farmers in the developing world
Global Footprint Network – Calculate your carbon footprint
Low impact living – Sustainable living solutions
NASA Climate Change Evidence – Science-based climate effects
One Planet Living – Sustainability action framework by Bioregional
Permaculture – Nature-based system design for regenerative living
Transition Network – Grassroots sustainability action
IPCC 1.5% Report – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report
COP26 – UN 26th ‘Conference of Parties’ summit to accelerate climate action

General Local

Going Green – Zero-waste shop in Wantage
Love Wantage – Shop Local project
Ridgeway Cycles – Bike shop and repairs in Wantage
The Hive Hut – Refill and eco-shopping in East Hendred
Tribe Zero-waste – Pop-up refills and delivery service
Wantage Town Council – Local information – Directory and local information