The network of community groups committed to the care of the environment, greener living and development of the local economy in Berkshire

Future Proofing and Sustainability

Best Foot Forward
Best Foot Forward are experts in the measurement and communication of environmental impacts and sustainability with a focus on Ecological Footprinting. Its software tools allows small businesses to footprint their organisation and relate their environmental impact to cost with applications in areas such as product design and corporate reporting. BFF also provides product development and consultancy services to businesses, NGOs, and local government. Telephone 01865 250818 or visit the BFF website at

Bioregional Development
Bioregional Development is a registered charity established in 1994 taking a market led approach to sustainable development based on the principle of local production for local needs. It aims to establish a network of regional industries based on sustainable land use and the promotion of appropriate technology.
E-mail or visit

Conservation Foundation
Supports many local environmental projects -

Green Apple Awards
The Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice are run by The Green Organisation, an independent, non-profitmaking, non-political and non-activist environment group with the main aim of recognising, rewarding and promoting the positive side of environmental endeavour.
West Berkshire Council won the Green Apple Award in 2000 for heathland restoration at Greenham Common. In 1997 the open area of the former Greenham airbase was acquired for public use and enjoyment. This area, owned by the Council, now forms part of Greenham and Crookham Commons and is a nationally important Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) containing rare and fragile heathland habitat.

Plastic Free and Sustainability
A number of SUPS (Single Use Plastic) groups sprung up in 2018. You may have a local one:

Repair Cafes
Repair cafes, run by volunteers, are the place to get your household items repaired.  More are setting up all the while.  Visit:

Transition Towns
Transition Ascot
Ascot Community Environment Network (ASCENT) covers the three parishes of Sunningdale, Winkfield and Sunninghill/:

Transition Town Reading
We're facing the key challenge of our time: How do we create resilient, sustainable and vibrant local communities, freed from their oil dependency, helping all of us live a richer, more satisfying way of life in the process? Why not join in?
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