Below are some resources to help you live more sustainably in the local area. If you know of (or run) a business or group that you think should be added to the list please contact us on email@example.com.
Zero waste shop (https://www.thecleaningcabinet.co.uk/) in the centre of Loughborough. "Wide range of zero waste & ethical swaps for food, hygiene, cleaning & personal care essentials."
Elf Foods (http://elffoods.com/) in the centre of Loughborough. You are able to have your own containers filled with a variety of reasonably priced foods as well as other ethical/sustainable beauty, cleaning, hygiene products.
Raw N Pure (https://www.rawnpure.org/) offer delivery boxes of locally grown, seasonal, organic fruit and vegetables in reusable boxes and largely plastic free.
Loughborough market (https://www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/markets) for fresh food on Thursday and Saturday.
Loughborough library (https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/libraries/find-a-library/loughborough-library) for borrowing books rather than buying new ones.
Loughborough university campus has many electric car charging stations available if you work there. (https://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/hr/benefits/travelling/)
Rent an allotment (https://www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/allotments) to grow your own food sustainably and to encourage wildlife.
Our Resuable Home (https://ourreusablehome.co.uk/shop) Shepshed based company which has a van that travels to local market and does deliveries.
Green Pea (https://m.facebook.com/greenpealboro/) a group educating students on environmental issues, raising awareness and providing simple easy swaps that students can make.
The Urban Farm Shop (https://m.facebook.com/TheUrbanFarmShop/) a farm shop selling local produce based in Shepshed.
Manor Farm (http://www.manororganicfarm.co.uk/) an organic farm shop, family run for 25 years based in Long Whatton.
Oakley Grange Organic Farm, Café, Delicatessen (https://www.oakleygrange.co.uk/) an organic farm shop in Hathern.
Loughborough Vintage (https://lborovintage.com) a vintage clothing business started by students at Loughborough University in 2019.
The Leicestershire Community Cupboard (https://www.facebook.com/TheLeicestershireCommunityCupboard/)who supply access to clothing and household items.
WasteNot Leicestershire Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/617599888422969/) for swapping goods on facebook.
Leicestershire Cloth Nappy Library (https://www.facebook.com/LeicesterClothNappyLibrary/) a nappy information service, offering help and advice about using washable nappies.
SOFA Reuse (http://sofareuse.org) Let SOFA put your unwanted furniture and appliances to good use supporting the Charnwood community
Please note that the Green Party is not affliated with these businesses in any way.