Green & Away SuppliersBelow are links to our excellent Green & Away suppliers (what we buy from them is in brackets):
AT Cooperative provides advice, resources, equipment, transport and training to enable grassroots organisations to put on successful events. The website also has useful information about organising your own events.
Barbourne Cider (cider) is a family run business based in Worcester. They hand pick and press locally grown apples and pears to make a range of premium traditional ciders and perrys.
Day's Cottage (apple juice) make juice with apples from traditional, mature orchards in Gloucestershire. The fruit comes only from unsprayed orchards and dozens of varieties are used, some unique to the county, such as Taynton Codlin, Flower of the West and Underleaves.
Essential Trading Co-operative (wholefoods) is a Bristol worker co-operative established in 1971 which wholesales, manufactures and distributes sustainable organic wholefoods across the UK and beyond.
Mason & Mason (wine) specialises in organic and biodynamic wines which taste great and are true to the soil they come from.
The Freeminer Brewery (beer) is the only brewery in the Forest of Dean and provide us with bitter made with traditional floor malted English barley, whole hop flowers of Fuggles and Goldings varieties, bore hole water, and top-fermenting ale yeast.
Kernowrat (waterless toilets). We're finally moving upmarket from our oil drums with holes cut into them to proper dry compost toilets with urine separators. Green & Away will never smell the same again!
Roots at Rushwick (vegetables and groceries) where Will and Meg Edmonds sell produce from their own organic farm and from other local farm.
Skylark Organics (vegetables, salad leaves and fruit) is a Soil Association Certified supplier of organically based in Bromyard in Herefordshire and with a farm at Leominster. THeir Box Scheme delivers in Worcestershire and Herefordshire and across the West Midlands.
Other Great OrganisationsBelow are links to other organisations working for social and environmental change, some of whom have had events with us in the past:
Biodynamic Agriculture Association is founded on an holistic and spiritual understanding of nature and the human being's role within it. At its heart is the idea of the farm as a self-contained evolving organism, whose life relies on home produced compost manures and animal feeds, and in which external inputs are kept to a minimum.
Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is Europe's leading Eco-centre and is concerned with the search for globally sustainable, whole and ecologically sound technologies and ways of life.
Conservation Foundation - founded by David Bellamy and David Shreeve, to provide a means for people in public, private and not-for-profit sectors to collaborate on environmental causes.
Countryside Jobs Service - An ethical business publishing free & low cost information to promote countryside careers in the UK.
Earth Scan - a specialist source of must-have information for all those around the world with a keen interest in a sustainable future, publishing books, magazines, journals, directories, CD-ROMs and other electronic products.
The Ecologist - Green Living and other resources.
EcoFinancing.co.uk - eco grants, funds & savings
Ecotopia is the green shop based in Stroud from who we buy the mobile phone chargers and dynamo torches that are available at Green and Away each summer. They carry a wide range of interesting and innovative environmental products.
The Ethical Directory provides a screened and categorised list of green and ethical businesses and organisations in the UK.
Friends of the Earth is the largest international network of environmental groups, represented in over 70 countries, and one of the leading environmental pressure groups in the UK.
The Green Directory - green events, jobs, news and courses
Green Futures Festivals aims to reveal the appropriate systems required to create a sustainable lifestyle and ecology, whilst also supporting personal and spiritual freedom.
Green Union is a wedding website which will help with everything you need to know about planning stylish, sustainable, eco weddings and celebrations without compromising on quality or design. Providing a comprehensive resource of products and services from hats to honeymoons, and cakes to carriages, to help every eco chic bride and groom plan a healthy, happy and green wedding day.
The Green Guide - your gateway to sustainable consumerism, covering environmental, ethical and fair trade products and services, environmental and ethical publishing, and dedicated to sustainable consumption and business practices.
The Green Providers Directory - has links to hundreds of natural, green goods and services including renewable energy suppliers, fair trade clothing, gifts and gadgets. We also provide news, updates and blogs on the environment, recycling, energy efficiency, climate change and related topics.
Greenpeace campaigns on the most crucial worldwide threats to our planet's biodiversity and environment.
Henry Doubleday Research Association (HDRA) Dedicated to researching and promoting organic gardening, farming and food.
Isbourne Holistic Centre is a practical organisation devoted to the furthering of peaceful and harmonious co-existance and understanding across all cultures and belief systems through love and service.
Low Impact Living Initiative (LILI) is dedicated to helping protect the global environment by promoting sustainable alternatives to various aspects of everyday life.
New Economics Foundation (NEF) - economics as if people and the planet mattered.
Nigel's Eco Store - all sorts of useful Green gadgets.
OneWorld - a civil society network, supporting people’s media to help build a more just global society.
Plan-it Earth - an environmental education project offering Eco Holidays at a traditional smallholding in an idyllic location in West Penwith, Cornwall.
Prometheus Medical, a small local company with huge amounts of practical trauma experience, train all our first aiders. We have learnt more from their instructors than from any other instructors and enjoyed ourselves in the process. Their 2 day Surviving Adventure Course is excellent with loads of hands-on simulated casualty practise. We can highly recommend them for any first aid training.
Resurgence Magazine is the leading international forum for ecological and spiritual thinking.
The Soil Association is the UK's leading campaigning and certification organisation for organic food and farming.
sust-it.net aims to make us all more energy efficient by providing consumer information on the most energy efficient products in the marketplace.
Solar Fusion Ltd Government accredited supplier of the latest solar electricity (photovoltaic) and solar hot water systems, based in Dorset.
www.StopDodo.com Green and Environmental Jobs.
Tools for Self Reliance works with local organisations in six African countries to provide tools and skills training to help artisans and craftworkers.
Tranquility Houses is a project reducing our impact on the planet and providing sustainable, comfortable, inexpensive living through ultra low energy.
World Wildlife Foundation Global Network (WWF) is a global organization acting locally through a network of family offices. All these offices do all they can to halt the accelerating destruction of our natural world.
The Wholesome Food Association is a network of growers, processors, suppliers and distributors of authentic, locally-grown, wholesome food and provides a low-cost labelling scheme for marketing wholesome, locally grown food, without the expense and complications of 'organic' certification.
Wilderness Scotland is an award-winning, ethical and responsible adventure travel company which specialises in small group walking and adventure holidays in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
Woodland Valley is an organic farm in Cornwall with a residential study centre and group accommodation where we held an inspiring and thought-provoking winter gathering.
And a special mention to Dragonsfly, the unofficial Green & Away band. Dragonsfly is an inimitable union of seven acoustic musicians who weave together instruments as diverse as hurdy-gurdy, mandolin, tabla, electric bass and bouzouki. This vibrant and original septet interlace new and old songs, tunes and dance pieces inspired by their personal experiences and musical backgrounds, be it Wales or India, medieval or contemporary folk. The result is a musical landscape of groove driven music that is at once passionate, and high energy yet tender and entrancing. The music celebrates community and the spirit of the land, enchanting the audience to sing, dance and be stirred.
13 July: The Tempest - a performance by the Pantaloons Theatre Company -->
17th - 20th July: The Meeting at the Edge of the Wild - Ecopsychology gathering.
31st July - 3rd August: The Resurgence Summer Gathering - the long weekend returns for its 17th successive year!
We're taking bookings for 2014 and beyond. Contact us if you would like to discuss bringing your organisation to Green and Away.