GENERAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

One of the best known definitions of sustainable development is "Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs". Achieving sustainable development means balancing three aspects: economic, social and environmental so that everyone, both locally and globally has a good quality of life.

Archenfield Community Transition

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Archenfield Community Transition is a grass-roots movement in South West Herefordshire to move towards local community resilience.
http://archenfieldtransition.wordpress.com/

Bulmer Foundation

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The Bulmer Foundation is an independent charity supporting sustainable development, primarily within Herefordshire. We do not provide grants, but instead provide time, enthusiasm and expertise, working in partnership with businesses, policy makers, schools, farmers and the whole community to put sustainable thinking into practice. We are involved in a growing number of projects which can be viewed via our website. The Bulmer Foundation also runs an M.A. course in Sustainable Development Advocacy (accredited by the University of Worcester). See Education section
www.bulmerfoundation.org.uk

Centre For Alternative Technology

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CAT is an education and visitor centre demonstrating practical solutions for sustainability. We cover all aspects of green living: environmental building, eco-sanitation, woodland management, renewable energy, energy efficiency and organic growing
www.cat.org.uk

Forum For The Future

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We are an independent non-profit who work globally with business and government to inspire new thinking, build creative partnerships and develop practical solutions. We share what we’ve learned so that others can benefit – and act.
www.forumforthefuture.org.uk

Herefordshire Friends Of The Earth

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Hereford Friends of the Earth is a licenced local group of Friends of the Earth, the world's largest international environmental campaigning group
www.herefordshirefoe.org.uk/

Herefordshire In Transition Alliance (Hit Alliance)

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The Herefordshire in Transition Alliance is a coalition of the county's local Transition Town and environment groups, individuals and other organisations. Our purpose is to foster partnerships and joint efforts which strengthen the sustainability of our communities. We are mutually supportive and inspirational! We meet every 6 weeks, and welcome new members.
www.herefordshirenewleaf.org.uk/p/hit-alliance/page/about-hit-alliance

Kington Local Environment & Energy Network - KLEEN

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<p>A small, local variety of the Transition Town model. Joined-Up thinking in Kington area and networking with Herefordshire in Transition Allies. We hold monthly meetings on 2nd Thursdays 8pm at The Oxford Arms; provide regular email updates &amp; contributions in Parish Magazine &amp; Kington Chronicle; Litter picking (not summer months); Community Orchards &amp; Allotments; Educational Films, presentations &amp; discussions; Community Renewable Energy Generation Co-operative; Energy saving advice; Environmental DVD loan scheme; Apple press loan scheme; Collaborate with other local groups e.g. Town Council, Chamber of Trade, Tourist Information etc. Charges: All events &amp; activities are free but donations are welcome</p>
www.kleen.moonfruit.com

New Leaf

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New Leaf is a not-for-profit co-operative promoting sustainability and carbon reduction across Herefordshire. We work closely with communities on all aspects of sustainability throughout the year and provide a showcase of events and activities around the county in October each year via h.Energy – Sustainable Herefordshire Week. We also offer a self-guided energy saving course, free of charge, which can help householders save over £500 per year off household bills. We are a very small team but will endeavour to respond to enquiries as helpfully and as quickly as we can.
www.herefordshirenewleaf.org.uk

Schmacher Institute

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The Schumacher Institute is an independent ‘think and do’ tank, based in Bristol. Our work is firmly rooted in E.F.Schumacher’s (1911 – 1977) philosophy – we believe that people matter. We are involved with local action but also take a global view - leading and participating in projects across many countries.
www.schumacherinstitute.org.uk/home

Spring Greens Fair

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Herefordshire’s premiere Green, family friendly social networking event for mutual education and the demonstration of innovative ideas. Share inspiring, enjoyable and healthy solutions to the difficult social, economic and environmental issues which confront us all. This is an opportunity for practical engagement and experimentation in sustainable lifestyles and livelihoods. For doers to share what they do; to discuss what we could be doing; to make ourselves even more effective & brilliant in our own communities!! Stalls, Exhibitions, Demonstrations, Green Crafts, Music, Children’s Activities, Music & Arts. Charges: Free Entry but Car Parking charged; Trading Stalls - £50 or 10%
www.herefordshirenewleaf.org.uk/spring-greens-fair

Sustainability West Midlands

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We are the sustainability adviser for the leaders of the West Midlands. As a not-for-profit company that works with our members in the business, public and voluntary sectors, our role is to act as a catalyst for change through our advice to leaders, to develop practical solutions with our members and share success through our communications.
www.sustainabilitywestmidlands.org.uk/

Sustainable Development In Government

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Action, policy and support on sustainable development: ensuring basic needs and quality of life for everyone, now and in future generations.
sd.defra.gov.uk/

Transition Leominster

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We are part of the larger transition movement working to reduce our impact on the planet, especially reducing the use of fossil fuels that are causing climate change. The following groups meet at Leominster Community Centre: Heart & Soul last Monday of every month (evening); Reiki Healing 2nd Tuesday & 4th Friday of every month (evening); Circle Dancing every Wednesday (afternoon); Cycling (easy routes) 3rd Wed. of each month, 10 am in Corn Square. Leominster HR6 8LX . We hold Summer and Winter Solstice Celebrations and regularly host Leominster Festival and hEnergy events. Current project: Campaign For Rural England (CPRE) From Field to Fork Food Mapping in and around Leominster. Charges: Most events are free but we ask for donations to cover costs. Circle Dancing is £4.00 per session

Transition Network

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Transition Network supports community-led responses ?to climate change and shrinking supplies of cheap energy, building resilience and happiness
www.transitionnetwork.org

Womens' Environmental Network

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The only organisation in the UK working consistently for women and the environment. Central to our approach is the belief that women have the right to information to enable them to make fair choices
www.wen.org.uk