19TH - 27TH MARCH 2016

Links

Warwickshire Giving, Sharing, Recycling, Reusing and Community

http://ilovefreegle.org/groups/west-midlands
Network of local groups where you can give stuff away when you want to get rid of it

https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/cottonnappies
Cotton nappy schemes in Warwickshire

http://www.crowrecycling.co.uk
Recycling centre and scrap store in Coventry

http://coventryandwarwickshire-ymca.org.uk/
Community projects for young people in Warwickshire

http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/composting
Information on composting in Warwickshire

https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/grants
Information on community grants available in Warwickshire

http://www.canalsidecommunityfood.org.uk/
Community supported agriculture scheme

https://twitter.com/RBCenergy
Energy Efficiency Advice from Rugby Borough Council

UK, National and International Organisations

https://www.airbnb.co.uk/
Rent overnight accommodation in people’s homes

http://ecomodo.com/
Lend and borrow eachothers everyday objects

http://www.ilovefreegle.org/groups/
Free local giving: 359 UK online reuse groups

http://www.globechain.com/login.aspx
Commercial reuse for organisations, businesses and charities

http://www.impossible.com/
Share items and skills for free

http://www.landshare.net/
Connecting growers with people with land to share

http://www.recyclenow.com/
How and where to recycle

https://www.sharetribe.com/
Share, rent, swap and sell goods and services online

http://www.spareroom.co.uk/
Find flatmates, rent out extra space

http://www.startuk.org/
Sustainable lifestyle, business and community projects

https://www.streetclub.co.uk/
Neighbourhood sharing and event club

http://www.swapz.co.uk/
Online swapping site

http://www.terracycle.co.uk/
Upcycling and recycling company for difficult-to-recycle packaging and products

http://www.yoursquaremile.co.uk/
Transform your neighbourhood with community projects

http://readitswapit.co.uk/
Lend and borrow books with others

http://www.thepeoplewhoshare.com/
Big Society funded organisation sharing organisation

http://www.preloved.co.uk/
Sell your second hand items with free ads.Time Giving

Time Giving

http://www.favabank.co.uk/
Community bartering site

http://ivo.org/
Find local volunteering opportunities

http://www.princes-trust.org.uk/support_us/volunteer.aspx
Volunteering opportunities with the Princes Trust

http://www.vcnw.org.uk/
North Warwickshire volunteering centre

http://www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/volunteer
Volunteer with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

http://warwickandleamington.foodbank.org.uk/
Volunteer or donate at Warwick and Leamington FoodbankMoney Giving

https://www.facebook.com/TimeUnionCoventry/
Volunteer for Coventry Time Union

 

Money Giving

http://localgiving.com/
Find local charities to support and donate to

http://www.justgiving.com/
An easy way to make charitable donations online or on your phone

http://www.everyclick.com/
Raise money for charity by clicking on designated sites

https://spacehive.com/
Crowd funding for community projectsCar and Journey Sharing

Car and Journey Sharing

http://www.blablacar.com/
UK wide car and journey sharing

https://www.liftshare.com/uk/
UK wide car sharing scheme

https://www.parkatmyhouse.com/
Rent a private drive, garage or parking space

Policy, Research, Innovators and Business Links

http://www.rachelbotsman.com/
Collaborative consumption thought leader

http://cclab.collaborativeconsumption.com/
Experts in collaborative consumption

http://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/
Information on the regenerative economy

http://www.nispnetwork.com/
Connecting industry and creating opportunity for business

http://www.greatrecovery.org.uk/
Sustainable economy thought leaders

http://www.sustainable.org/
Sustainable communities network

http://storyofstuff.org/
Project to reduce waste and grow the sharing economy

Recycled and Reuse Art

http://www.superuse.org/
Upcycling design

http://www.mcdonough.com/
Ecological design

http://www.sarahturner.co.uk/
Designer lighting from plastic bottles and cans

http://www.michelle-reader.co.uk
Sculpture from recycled materials

http://www.arthunt.co.uk/
Creative recycling artist

http://www.upcycling.co.uk/
The home of UK upcycling

http://www.thereclamationshop.co.uk/
View and buy items from reclamation yards across the UK

http://www.recyclart.org/
Ideas for your own recycled art

How to get involved

There are all sorts of ways to get involved in Thrift Week. You can attend one of our fantastic free events, run a thrifty table top sale and take advantage of Thrift Week offers from local businesses.  You can even host your own event, and we’ll list it on the Thrift Week site for you. However you take part, let us know what you’re up to via Twitter and Facebook!

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