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green resources


11th Hour Action network USA www.11thhouraction.com An online consumer-facing forum to help individuals and communities take sustainable action to improve their environmental policies and practices at local, regional and national levels.


Alupro UK Tel +44 (0)1527 597 757 www.alupro.org.uk The Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) is a not-for-profit company which represents the leading aluminium packaging producers and re- processors in the UK. Alupro can help your business recycle aluminium cans.


AsiaIsgreen USA www.asiaisgreen.com AsiaIsGreen (AIG) helps businesses in Asia reduce their impact on the environment. It includes news, directories and events. The resource is owned by Singapore-based consultancy Green Future Solutions, which also runs online resource www.greenbusinesstimes.com


Ask nature USA www.asknature.org AskNature is a free online resource for the biomimicry community. Interested parties range from biologists sharing knowledge about organisms to designers, architects, engineers and chemists looking for planet-friendly solutions. AskNature is where biology and design cross-pollinate, so bio-inspired breakthroughs can be born. The goal is to connect innovative minds with life's best ideas.


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Australian conservation Foundation Australia Tel +61 3 9345 1111 www.acfonline.org.au Committed to inspiring people to achieve a healthy environment, this democratic, membership-based organisation works with the community, business and government to protect, restore and sustain the environment. It provides free guidelines and directories on subjects such as green building, becoming carbon- neutral, green electricity and green wood.


Business commitment to the environment (Bce) Awards UK Tel +44 (0)870 190 6053 www.bceawards.org Established in 1975 to recognise businesses whose activities enhance or protect the environment, while meeting commercial demands, the Business Commitment to the Environment (BCE) Awards recognise the efforts of businesses to address environmental issues without regulatory intervention.


The carbon Trust UK Tel +44 (0)800 085 2005 www.carbontrust.co.uk The Carbon Trust's mission is to accelerate a low-carbon economy by working with organisations to reduce emissions and develop low-carbon technologies. It works with businesses and the public sector and offers interest- free loans. The organisation conducts surveys which help businesses identify ways to save money (free, subject to application). The website allows you to calculate your carbon footprint.


carbon Managers UK Tel +44 (0)8700 766 766 www.carbonmanagers.com Carbon Managers seeks to optimise businesses’ increasing awareness of carbon issues. It can help you calculate your carbon footprint, implement carbon emission reductions, train staff, incentivise clients with tree planting programmes and carbon-labelling products. It offers a paid-for consultancy service and the website includes useful information on how to go green.


centre for Alternative Technology UK Tel +44 (0)1654 705 950 www.cat.org.uk Since opening to the public in 1975, CAT has not only proved itself to be a successful visitor attraction, but has earned itself a worldwide reputation as a leading organisation demonstrating ecological technologies and lifestyles. It offers free information and paid-for consultancy services and training courses (up to Masters level). Key focuses include renewable energy, environmental building, energy efficiency, organic agriculture and alternative waste management.


The chartered Institute of Waste Management UK Tel +44 (0)1604 620 426 www.ciwm.co.uk The leading professional body for waste and resource management, this organisation provides free information on waste production and management, recycling and reuse of waste prevention. It also runs paid-for training courses. Its website includes a Green Pages directory.


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