Potential Partners Better Century is Approaching

This list of potential partners has been created and vetted by the Better Century community. We hope to partner with as many of these organisations as possible so their communities can benefit from Better Century as a shared resource.

Potential Association Partners

Organisation Name Who put the organisation forward from Better Century (e.g. @Tom) Why do you believe this organisation is suitable for Better Century to partner with?
Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education @Tom Leading association doing work in education
Alliance to End Plastic Waste @Tom Organisation drawing together companies to make commitments to end plastic waste
Association of Electric Vehicle Owners Ireland @Tom Name of the association speaks for itself
Association of Sustainability Practitioners @Tom The Association of Sustainability Practitioners (ASP) is here to promote learning that transforms behaviour from unsustainable to sustainable practices
Assoication of Environmentally Concious Buildings @Tom Name of the association speaks for itself
Construction21 @Tom Industry professionals in social media to promote ideas.
Energy Saving Trust @Tom Excellent advice on making things more energy efficient
European Association of Sustainability Professionals @Tom Name of the association speaks for itself
Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) @Tom Leading association of sustainability practitioners - exact target group to engage
National Association of Environmental Education @Tom Name of the association speaks for itself
National Farmers Union (NFU) @Tom It’s a bit controversial, but perhaps if they partner they could bring their farmers to the site to learn from others, and together we could find solutions…
Renewable Energy Association (REA) @Tom Renewable energy association for everything that burns
RenewableUK @Tom Renwable energy association for everything that turns
Sustainable Energy Association @Tom Name of the association speaks for itself
The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products @Tom Name of the association speaks for itself
THE SOCIETY FOR THE REDUCTION OF CARBON LIMITED (trading as Carbon Co-op) @Locky Carbon Co-op is an energy services and advocacy co-operative that helps people and communities to make the radical reductions in home carbon emissions necessary to avoid runaway climate change; community based
Abundance @Tom Provide means to invest via ISA and Pensions to fund that directs money through community/renewable energy projects

Potential Business Partners

Organisation Name Who put the organisation forward from Better Century (e.g. @Tom) Why do you believe this organisation is suitable for Better Century to partner with?
Abundance @Tom Provide means to invest via ISA and Pensions to fund that directs money through community/renewable energy projects
Alara Wholefoods Ltd @juliet They have spent over 30 years working out and implementing how they can create a sustainable food production system. Based on 4 pillars - Environmental, Financial, Social and Governance.
Almond Impact Ltd @Thomas_Chevallier Almond is a free app that rewards citizens for buying responsible brands and helps citizens understand and reduce your carbon emissions.
Alternative Investing @Tom Government backed renewable energy bond firm promising up to 9% return on investment
Beauty Kitchen @marietouchon Natural beauty products + they make a real effort on packaging. I have been using their face cream and lip balm, and really love them. Also B Corp and very ethical.
Beond Group @George_Waldron They have quite a good fit with our requirements, but are a consultancy first and foremost. It is likely that they will join out of interest…
BigGreenSmile @Tom Organic lifestyle, natural beauty, baby and cleaning products. Welcome to the natural place to come for organic lifestyle products. We stock the UK’s largest range of natural products, offering the eco-conscious customer smart choices for a natural life. We stock natural beauty and skincare products, body & bath, hair care; organic baby and natural cleaning products. All you need for your organic lifestyle.
BigGreenSmile @Tom Organic lifestyle, natural beauty, baby and cleaning products. Welcome to the natural place to come for organic lifestyle products. We stock the UK’s largest range of natural products, offering the eco-conscious customer smart choices for a natural life. We stock natural beauty and skincare products, body & bath, hair care; organic baby and natural cleaning products. All you need for your organic lifestyle.
BlaBlaCar @george_walden From their website: “BlaBlaCar doubles the occupancy rate of cars whilst operating a carbon-saving network. In total, 1.6 million tonnes of CO2 were saved by BlaBlaCar carpoolers in 2018, thanks to the relative efficiency of filled cars versus alternative modes of transport, members’ improved driving behaviors whilst carpooling, and the informal carpooling inspired by BlaBlaCar outside the platform.”
Box Energy @Tom Innovative air source heat pump provider
Bulb @Tom 100% renewable energy
Bulb Energy Limited @Tom Green gas and electricity supplier
Car sharing scheme for commuters @Tom Really neat way of sharing commutes with others
Carbon Trust @Tom Provide information on reducing carbon from homes and business, events etc.
Castlefield @Tom Decent sized company which provide private advice on investments
Clean Energies Investor @Tom Sell bonds in projects mainly around biogass
Co-Wheels @Tom Car share scheme
COGO CONNECTING GOOD Ltd @Thomas_Chevallier Service for Citizens to access ethical goods
Coop Energy @Tom 100% renewable energy
Cora Ball @Tom Can add this to your washing to remove microfibers
E.On UK Plc trading as E.On @Tom Provider of 100% renewable energy
Earthborn Paints @Helena_Buras They have produced a range of environmentally-friendly designer breathable paints for interior and exterior use without oils and acrylics and their eco paints are hard-wearing and easy to clean.
Eco Egg @Tom Egg with mineral pellets which can run over 70 washes in the washing machine, saving packaging and waste.
EcoAct @SaraCP They help organisations become more climate friendly. Their purpose is clearly in line with Better Century’s ambitions.
EcoBeagle @kl07b I think EcoBeagle would make a great partner. I recently discovered the site and it has a good range of products and some good insight in the blog section.
Ecobnb @marietouchon Ecobnb is a community dedicated to sustainable tourism, helps you find eco friendly accomodations
Ecosia @Tom Search engine that gives money to tree planting for every search - good innovation to promote
Ecotricity @Tom Energy firm providing premium 100% renewable energy they produce.
EcoVibe @Tom EcoFriendly Products
Ends Directory @Tom Provide Environmental Consultants and Suppliers to businesses
Enviromat @Tom UK manufacturer
ETA SERVICES LIMITED @kl07b They are the most ethical provider of car insurance and breakdown cover
Ethex @Tom Raise money for community energy projects through bonds
Ethical Shop @Rachel Got a series of ethical products
Ethical Super Store @Tom Really cool super store for every day supplies - groceries, clothes, lighting etc.
Ever Green Insurance Services @Tom Provide insurance services - may well benefit from having their ecosystem of organisations to get involved with Better Century
Forum for the Future @Tom Very forward looking consultancy in the field of sustainability
FRIENDLY SOAP LIMITED @marietouchon Handmade eco friendly soaps, for the body and the face, as well as shampoo bars. I have personally been using their soaps and shampoos for the past year and absolutely love them.
Future Planet Capital @Tom Innovative investment platform to transform hopes of the future
Good Energy @Tom 100% renewable energy
Grant Engineering @Tom Manufacturer of biomass boilers, solar thermal & energy management products
Green Building Store @Tom Advice for everything to do with improving homes for efficiency
Green Building Store @Helen They provide the most innovative building supplies services
Green Finance Exchange @Tom Provide finance to green companies
Green Investment Bank @Tom Public/Private company about to be sold which finances big projects. Attracts finance mainly.
Green Roofs Direct @Tom UK manucfactuer, supplier of advice, member of friends of the earch, and offer consultancy and support.
Green Shop Solar @Tom Greenshop Solar is a long-established renewables company delivering efficient, high quality systems in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire and Oxfordshire, from its base on top of the Cotswolds, at Bisley, Stroud. Over 20 years’ experience of developing systems and pioneering new technologies have made Greenshop Solar the leading Gloucestershire installer.
Green Tech Capital Advisors @Tom Multinational providing green tech financing solutions for presumably very large projects
Green Technology Finance @Tom Small company providing finance packages for small scale tech e.g. Biomass boilers - interesting Directors to contact
Green Technology Finance @Tom Small company providing finance packages for small scale tech e.g. Biomass boilers - interesting Directors to contact
GreenMoxie @Tom Really nice website on ways to live and travel more sustainably. really good tips.
Guppy Friend Bag @Tom Can use a bag to reduce microfibers out of washing
Huskup @marietouchon I believe this organisation helps combat the problem of disposable coffee cups in a sustainable way. Their reusable coffee cups are made from biodegradable materials.
Inveka @Tom UPvC Windows and Doors from recycled windows, doors and conservatories.
Iron & Velvet @Juliet This company provides completely plastic free cleaning products. You buy them in water soluble sachets which you can fill up your existing cleaning bottles with.
LUSH @Tom Provide environmentally concious soaps and have excellent business practices
Matildas Planet @Tom Have really interesting energy efficiency technology
Micro Genius @Tom Community Business Fundraising Platform offering shareholding of organisations - mainly the standard setter for other crowdfunding platforms to work to.
Mooncup @marietouchon Provides a sustainable and reusable alternative to disposable menstrual products which cannot be recycled.
Mud and Bloom @Helena_Buras Giving children appreciation of nature
NATURESAVE POLICIES LIMITED @Tom Provide insurance services and could provide significant access to communities
Next Green Car @Tom Provide really useful information about EV car purchase
Octupus Energy @Tom 100% renewable energy
Oddbox Delivery Ltd @zabrina Tackling food waste. They work closely with farmers across the UK (& from abroad), rescuing fresh, seasonal surplus fruit & veg which are at risk of becoming food waste.
Organic Energy @Tom Supplier & installer of biomass boilers & solar thermal products
Parity Projects @Tom Interesting site which helps you make decisions about improving the efficiency of your home, but for those who are super keen to make big changes and are happy to invest in advice
PEACE WITH THE WILD LIMITED @Juliet This is an online store providing eco-friendly and plastic free products. I’ve found lots of inspiration on here and tried many great eco-friendly products.
Planet Organic @marietouchon They run organic grocery stores in the UK with the aim to be organic, natural and sustainable. They work with their suppliers to cut waste wherever they can and write on the values part of their homepage about their struggles with donating food to homeless shelters and recycling in London Boroughs.
Plastic Freedom @Rachel This is an online store providing plastic free products. The owner also has an active Instagram account @Plasticfreedom_ with 183k followers so may help reach out to a big audience.
Positive news @Tom New online platform aims to harness the power of community to support ethical retail but mainly about providing news/information
Public Power Solutions @Tom Public company of Wilts county council delivering community energy projects
Public Power Solutions @Tom Public company of Wilts county council delivering community energy projects
Pure Scooters @sachi Pure Scooters is a specialist electric scooter retailer.
QBamboo @Tom Provide bamboo toothbrushes
Rapanui @Tom Provide cotton clothing which is printed sustainably
rCup @marietouchon Their cups are made from used paper cups. Their cups should last for 10 years. Their cups are 100% recyclable; can be recycled in council waste collections (as opposed to silicon cups which a lot of councils cannot recycle). They have circular economy thinking on their website
Sedum Supply Ltd @Tom UK manufacturer of green roofs - offer consultancy and support.
SO Energy Trading Ltd @Tome Provider of green energy
Social Stock Exchange @Tom The Social Stock Exchange provides access to the world’s first regulated exchange dedicated to businesses and investors seeking to achieve a positive social and environmental impact through their activities. The Social Stock Exchange stands for something. It stands for change. Change in the way that investments are sought – and sold. To be listed here, a company must pass our stringent validation process. These companies can be big or small; so long as they have the potential to deliver viable returns and can demonstrate how they will adhere to their own social and/or environmental mandates and missions. They are companies that we believe in and can honestly get behind.
Sun Exchange @Tom The Sun Exchange is a marketplace where you can purchase solar cells and have them power businesses and communities in the sunniest locations on earth. You lease your solar cells purchased through The Sun Exchange to hospitals, factories, schools and other end-users, earning you decades of solar powered rental income wherever you are in the world. The Sun Exchange hosts what we call a ‘crowd-sale’ of solar cells. It works a bit like crowd-funding in that the project will only go ahead once all the solar cells have been sold. We arrange the solar equipment leases for you and arrange the revenue collection and distribution systems so you can earn a passive stream of rental income powered by the sun.
Super Homes @Tom Place where you can find a home to visit which is super efficient
Sustainable Business Toolkit @Tom The Sustainable Business Toolkit provides insight and commentary on the opportunities and challenges facing the business community and society at large as we progress towards a better, more sustainable future.
SUSTAINABLE VENTURES LTD @Charlie_Grio a hub for innovative sustainable start ups
TechUK @Tom techUK represents the companies and technologies that are defining today the world that we will live in tomorrow. More than 950 companies are members of techUK. Collectively they employ approximately 700,000 people, about half of all tech sector jobs in the UK. These companies range from leading FTSE 100 companies to new innovative start-ups. The majority of our members are small and medium-sized businesses.
Tenzing @marietouchon They use natural ingredients & are Rainforest Alliance Certified. Their packaging is 100% recyclable. They put 5% of their profits back into environmental projects - the first one being providing sustainable bins along the trail to Mt Everest. They are working to make their supply chain sustainable.
TERRACYCLE UK LIMITED @Juliet Terracycle is an innovative recycling company focussing on typically hard-to-recycle waste. I believe this is mainly business to business. They seem to have a very similar focus to Better Century, using collaboration to provide free recycling schemes funded by companies. Covers a gap not currently managed by councils / governments
The plastic free shop @Rachel Helps reduce plastic by selling plastic free products
Trina Solar @Tom Good sustainability profile; As part of our commitment to sustainable development and innovation, we will continue to integrate the ideas in our entire manufacturing and operation process. We strive to drive down the cost of photovoltaic (PV) power generation through constant technological innovation, making solar power affordable for everyone while meeting the worldwide demand for clean energy. We look forward to creating a framework for a future-oriented, cleaner, sustainable energy system so as to benefit mankind with solar energy.
Triodos Bank @Tom Just launched current account and plenty of investment opportunities in clean energy
TryEv @Tom Provide online sales of electric vehicles
Vevolution @Rachael_Enright Vevolution is a fun and colourful events organisation who host TED like talks around Plant-based living. They also host a vegan incubator programme to help new entrepreneurs succeed in the market to make our businesses more green.
WHIRLI LIMITED @Juliet I believe this is quite a young business in the UK. It provides a borrowing scheme for toys, which can massively help reduce consumption. As a mother I know how much stuff you end up with for your children that they really don’t need and how much they love variation.
WORK WILD LIMITED @ Charlie_Grio Consultants in helping organisations make change

Groups and Ambassadors

Organisation Name Who put the organisation forward from Better Century (e.g. @Tom) Why do you believe this organisation is suitable for Better Century to partner with?
Sustainably Vegan @marietouchon Youtube channel on low impact living hosted by a british woman called Immy Lucas. Collaborating with her would give Better Century access to a wide public, her followers

Potential NGO and Charity Partners

Organisation Name Who put the organisation forward from Better Century (e.g. @Tom) Why do you believe this organisation is suitable for Better Century to partner with?
350.org @Tom Provide support to the divestment movement
BioRegional @Tom Bioregional champions a better way to live. We work with partners to create better, more sustainable places to live, work and do business
British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) @Tom Really good conservation organisation
Campaign for Better Transport @Tom Campaign for Better Transport’s vision is for all communities to have access to high quality, sustainable transport that meets their needs, improves quality of life and protects the environment.
Campaign to Protect Rural England @Tom We campaign for a beautiful and living countryside. We work to protect, promote and enhance our towns and countryside to make them better places to live, work and enjoy, and to ensure the countryside is protected for now and future generations.
Centre for Sustainable Energy @George_Waldron They help people provide energy-saving advice with a focus on renewable energy.
Client Earth @Tom ClientEarth is a charity that uses the power of the law to protect the planet and the people who live on it. We are lawyers and environmental experts who are fighting against climate change and to protect nature and the environment.
Climate Outreach @kl07b They are Europe’s leading climate change communicators, bridging the gap between research and practice and helping to widen engagement across a broader spectrum of society.
Cool Earth @Tom Very good charity protecting the rainforest
Earth Watch @Tom We bring individuals from all walks of life together with world-class scientists to work for the good of the planet.
Edie @Tom Sustainability network hosted by Edie
Energy Saving Trust @Tom Provide advice to individuals about how to improve the way they work. We are a leading and trusted organisation helping people save energy every day. Our experts speak with millions of householders every year, deliver first class programmes for governments and provide consultancy to UK businesses and international companies. All that we do is underpinned by our pioneering world-renowned research.
Extinction Rebellion @Tom Pressure group to achieve change
Forum for the Future @Tom We are an international non-profit working with business, government and civil society to solve complex sustainability challenges
Friends of the Earth @Tom Friends of the Earth stands with anyone who cares about the world we live in, whether you’re a first time supporter or a seasoned campaigner. We work with local groups, experts, business leaders and politicians.
Gaia foundation @SaraCP The Gaia Foundation is an NGO that promotes traditional, indigenous agricultural practices and the revival of native seeds to grow food sovereignty and climate resilience. They initiative different campaigns in the UK with this purpose, aimed at supporting this, for example, Seed Week, to raise awareness of the benefits of growing and buying local, small scale and organic produce.
Greenpeace @Tom Greenpeace is an independent,campaigning organisation which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future. Greenpeace’s goal is to ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversity.
Hubbub Foundation @Tom Forward looking charity funded by business
Keep Britain Tidy @George_Waldron They aim to cut litter, end waste and educate future generations. They partner with organisations to help them tackle their environmental issues as well as reaching out to their customers to engage them in these issues.
National Trust @Tom The National Trust works to preserve and protect historic places and spaces- for ever, for everyone.
Nature4Climate @Tom Excellent pressure group organisation pushing for nature as the solution to climate change.
Passivhaus Trust @Tom The Trust aims to promote Passivhaus as a highly effective way of providing high standards of occupant comfort and health as well as reducing energy use and carbon emissions from buildings in the UK.
Plastic Pollution Coalition @Tom Coalition providing information about how to tackle plastic pollution
RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) @Tom Our volunteer lifeboat crews provide a 24-hour rescue service in the UK and Ireland, and our seasonal lifeguards look after people on busy beaches. Our Flood Rescue Team helps those affected by flooding.
Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce @Tom The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) believes in a world where everyone is able to participate in creating a better future.
RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) @Tom The RSPB is the country’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so that our towns, coast and countryside will once again teem with life.
Sustainable Food Trust @Tom The Sustainable Food Trust is a registered charity that was founded by Patrick Holden in 2011 in response to the worsening human and environmental crises that are associated with the vast majority of today’s food and farming systems.
Sustrans @Tom The work we’re doing is creating healthier places and happier people.
The Woodland Trust @Tom Creating new woodland is at the heart of what we do. We mobilise communities, landowners and volunteers to get trees in the ground, and aim to plant a tree for every person in the UK.
TreeAid @Tom TREE AID helps people in the drylands of Africa to lift themselves out of poverty and protect their environment.
Wildlife Trusts @Tom he Wildlife Trusts is a grassroots movement of people from a wide range of backgrounds and all walks of life, who believe that we need nature and nature needs us. We have more than 800,000 members, 40,000 volunteers, 2,000 staff and 600 trustees.
WWF @Tom WWF is the world’s leading independent conservation organisation. Our mission is to create a world where people and wildlife can thrive together. To achieve our mission, we’re finding ways to help transform the future for the world’s wildlife, rivers, forests and seas; pushing for a reduction in carbon emissions that will avoid catastrophic climate change; and pressing for measures to help people live sustainably, within the means of our one planet.
YouGen @Tom We aim to make it easy for people to find the information and energy installers they need to make the best choices in green and efficient energy.

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