Environmental & Social Justice Listings – Orgs/ Businesses Leeds and Global

Local, national and international organisations – there are many others not listed!

Adam and Eco – what was the smallest eco soap shop in Leeds, is still available online.

Antiform – originally from Leeds, now based in Bristol, Antiform is a forward thinking fashion company with an irregular twist, pushing the boundaries of ethical, sustainable design by using reclaimed materials. Supporters of the Love Your Clothes network, which exists to reduce the impact of clothes on the environment.

Bramley Community Clothing Exchange – Run by the brilliant Vickie Jamieson. Go to these for all your clothes swapping needs every month in Bramley. You can follow them on X or join the We are Bramley facebook group for many of the whats on activities in Bramley.

Climate Action Leeds – based on 7th floor on Albion Street is our city centre hub. Many of our Climate Partners are based here or run groups from here. Ways you can get involved here

Coffee on the Crescent a stylish coffee shop in Hyde Park with zero waste. Free wi-fi. Go in and buy a coffee! Address: 2 The Crescent, Leeds LS6 2NW

Cyclops Pedal Power– Using pedal-powered electronics, we teach young people practical and leadership skills to address climate change and inequality. Contact Stephanie Robinson at: cyclopspedalpower@gmail.com

EcoTopia zero waste and eco products ( food, toiletries, household). Dropoff for Ecobricks and Terracycle/Colgate recycling toothpaste/ brush scheme. Address: Central Arcade, Leeds City Centre. Address: Unit 8, Central Arcade, Leeds LS1 6DX

Eco Wolfe – a clothing online store based in Leeds using recycled polyester, cotton and hemp.

Emmaus Leeds – Charity working to end homelessness across the UK – provides training, support & more, includes many stores where you can purchase second hand furniture, clothes, other household and personal items, and a community cafe.  Address: St Mary’s St, Leeds LS9 7DP ( 4 other stores in Yorkshire also nationwide here.

EssenciabyRuth is an online eco store to by a range of eco products including bamboo toothbrushes, soap nuts and lots more.

Eat Your Greens – restaurant serving organic fish/ meat and huge selection of vegan options. Home to new monthly Eco-Market starting 17th Feb 2019. Address: 42 New York St, Leeds LS2 7DY

Ethical Consumer Information and inspiration to revolutionise the way you spend, save and live. Learn how to use your spending power to change the world.

Feed Leeds – Feed Leeds is a sustainable food growing network – encouraging and connecting individuals, communities and organisations in Leeds.

Fettle Cafe A relaxed, organic environment who support their local community and protect the environment. Stockists of Just Mylk organic nut milks. Great George Street Ls1 3br

Frack Free Leeds – Leeds based resistance group organising campaigns to protest fracking. #FrackOff

Foodwise Leeds Food and Climate

G.A.L.B.A. Group for Action onLeeds Bradford Airport Expansion

Global Ocean Protectors – Ocean Clean Up, Green Peace, Marine Conservation Society, Sea Shepherd.

G-MAST brings together the cultural and creative community across Greater Manchester to address the climate and ecological crisis. They imagine and explore a shared sustainable and equitable future.

Green Action is a Leeds University Union Society, where hundreds of people finding how they want to contribute to and change their communities through practical environmentalism. They have a co-op ( see green guide film below). See also practical guide to sustainable living that you can download.

Green Guide – This is Mai Brightlings film and directory about eco spaces in Leeds. The film shows these spaces and interviews with people about these spaces.It includes an interview with one of our mermaids Jazmine Krokback.

Hollybush A volunteering conservation centre protecting the green spaces in Leeds. Address: Hollybush Conservation Centre, Broad Ln, Leeds LS5 3BP

Hubbub run schemes and campaigns that are creative and fun. This includes being involved in the #LeedsByExample scheme that is collecting specific single use rubbish in Leeds City Centre. @ForgeRecycling are also involved in this city wide campaign. Other contributors include Zero Waste, Leeds BID, ASDA and Cafe Nero. See their dedicated blog here.

Incredible Edible Who believe in the power of small actions. If you are interested in community growing, get in touch with them.

International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) – We work with partners to create a fairer future, where both people and the natural world can thrive.

Julie’s Bicycle – a charity and creative community powering action on climate change.

Just Mylk is a small batch organic nut milk producer in leeds in glass bottles and ( soon to have) a local delivery service. You can order directly or find them at Green Basket monthly Eco-market starting on 17th February at Eat Your Greens

Leeds Climate Commission 12 recommendations made by citizens jury. See Race and Climate for 13th recommendation about Internationalism.

Leeds Community Clothes Exchange is a community project encouraging the exchange of clothes and accessories in order to develop community spirit, reduce consumption and raise awareness of unethical consumer habits. Address: 197 Woodhouse St, Leeds LS6 2NY

Leeds For Change – an online platform for change-making and Leeds Tidal – support global and environmental activism in Leeds. Address: Bridge St, Leeds LS2 7QZ, UK.

Leeds PIPES – the Leeds PIPES network is 1,983 council homes and numerous businesses around Leeds City Centre which will be connected to the heat network, providing low carbon heat and hot water, reusing heat which is already being produced at Leeds’s Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility (RERF) in Cross Green.

Leeds Wood Recycling reduce waste by reusing wood that might otherwise end up in landfill. Address: Unit 6, 24 Croydon St, Leeds LS11 9RT

Livity Plant Based Cuisine – restaurant in Croydon. Serves healthy flavourful plant-based food, cakes and juices. Address: Croydon Surrey Street Market London CR0

Love the Oceans – like us they are one of the 100 World Cetacean Alliance world-wide partners. They run a grassroots, community led approach to marine protection in the Inhambane province in Mozambique and will be speaking at our film and talks night.

Love Your Clothes exists to reduce the impact of our clothes on the environment. Loads of useful tips on up cycling your wardrobe and buying more ethically and sustainably.

Miss Claire Rose – The Online Vegan Market – vegan food and other products with a physical shop at 4A Commercial Street HG1 1TY Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Move Mates On a mission to create healthy communities, one walk at a time.

Out of This World – health store and super market based in leeds city centre. Also a number of other health food shops in Leeds. Address: 20 New Market St, Leeds LS1 6DG

Oceanic Preservation  Society  Hugely influential work including films like The Cove and Racing Extinction see our blog here.

Open Source Arts – Run environmental projects inc. precious Plastics, river cleanups, yoga, fermentation, practical skills (woodwork, welding etc.) Address – Unit 1A Aire Place Mills, 143 Kirkstall Rd, LS3 1JL

ORCA protecting whales and dolphins by changing the way we use their habitats. That includes shipping, fishing, noise pollution, marine litter and more. This information can be shared and used across the globe, potentially providing local solutions to a global problem.

Pedlars Arms – Leeds Bike Repair Cooperative. Learn how to repair your bike. Address: 37 Mabgate Green, Leeds LS9 7DS

Planet Walker – will sponsor walks internationally that promote environment education and responsibility. Lead by environmentalist John Francis.

Plastic Free Me Campaigning for an end to single use plastic in the heart of Armley. One of our partner organisations leading on our joint #YouthActivism project funded by @iwill_campaign

Plastic Oceans – aim to stop plastic reaching the ocean within a generation.

Platform – PLATFORM brings workers and communities Together to create new liberatory systems that tackle injustice and climate breakdown.

Queer Ecojustice Project – In Florida, they organizes at the intersection of ecological justice & queer liberation. 

Race and ClimateJustice Group – Racial Justice Network & The 13th Recommendation: Climate Justice, Internationalism & Coloniality Think Global, Act Local.

The Real Junk Food project – is a Global network of Pay You Feel Cafes. More here. Three of the PAYF cafes in Leeds are Armley Junction, Toast Love Coffee, and Rainbow Junktion.

Refill a national campaign to encourage people to refill water bottles on the go at ‘Refill Stations’ (existing businesses who sign up to the scheme).  Download the free app to find your nearest station wherever you are, or email charlotte@refill.org.uk to get involved!

Films that inspired us: Black Fish, The Cove, Seaspiracy , Cowspiracy This is the  film makes a strong argument toward not funding the dairy industry by becoming vegan & has a 30 day plan to become vegan.

The Refilling Station – zero waste pop up shop based in Chapel Allerton. Open Fridays and Saturdays. Address:  2 Stainbeck Lane, Leeds LS7 3QY

Repair cafe aim to repair digital and electronic equipment. Address: Bridge St, Leeds LS2 7QZ, UK. There are a number of repair cafes through the city of Leeds.

RERF – Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility designed to remove and sort recyclables before the combustion process. This state-of-the-art technology is a safe and efficient way of treating residual black bin waste. When all the recyclables have been removed the remaining waste is burnt in carefully controlled conditions. The heat from the combustion process is used to turn water into steam. The steam  then powers a turbine to generate around 13MW of electricity for export to the National Grid.  This is enough to power in the region of 22,000 homes.

Retrofitting – EDRF available funding info from Leeds City Council here. Retrofit Projects Retrofit Performance Evaluation from Leeds Beckett University LSI department & Green Homes Grants Scheme

Rodley Nature Reserve designed to bring wetland wildlife back into the Leeds area. Address: Moss Bridge Road, Rodley, Leeds LS13 1HP

Scrap – who reuse scrap materials for art and play. Sunny Bank Mills, Paradise Street, Farsley Ls28 5uj

SeaGull Refill – zero waste, refill for all sorts of things, originally paint, now toiletries, household and lots more. Address: 3 – 4, Aire Place Mills, 103 Kirkstall Rd, Leeds LS3 1JL

Sisters Uncut ( leeds branch) – taking direct action for domestic violence services

Seaspiracy – new film and campaign to raise awareness on what is happening in our oceans

Steep and Filter – plastic free vegan friendly ethical coffee house and restaurant. Address: 14 Otley St, Skipton BD23 1DZ

Stop the Maangamizi Stop the harm as the first step to repairing the damage.

Surfers over Sewage inspire people to unite and protect oceans including national campaigns in Uk such as their Message in a Bottle Scheme,  lobbying relating to legislation, and setting up plastic free communities across the uk ( 426 and counting). You can support them here. Read about their a Million Mile Clean here

SAIL – Sustainable Arts in Leeds

The Bike Mill Community bike recycling and training. Pedallers’ Arms. 37 Mabgate Green, Leeds, LS9 7DS

The Jar Tree – the original zero waste shop in Leeds- bring a jar and fill up- you can also drop off ecobricks here and at EcoTopia. Address: Leeds Kirkgate Market, Unit BS1, Leeds LS2 7HY

Uk Plastic Pact is a tribalising collaborative initiative that will create a circular economy for plastics. It brings together businesses from across the entire plastics value chain with UK governments and NGOs to tackle the scourge of plastic waste. Part of Wrap.

Waste Not A minimal waste shop offering a wide variety of refills into your own containers to help you live with less waste. 
The Grange, Station Road, Burley in Wharfedale, LS29 7ND

World Cetacean Alliance With the help of 100 world wide partners (one of which is Yorkshire Life Aquatic & our Human Aquarium project, the World Cetacean Alliance, based in Brighton, England, research, protect, sustain and build capacity for cetaceans worldwide.

XR Leeds

Zero Carbon Yorkshire support people, groups and organisations in the region to reduce their carbon footprints. They bring together Yorkshire communities to contribute to creating a roadmap so the county can work together towards zero carbon in a socially and economically just way.

Zero Waste Shops where you can buy items plastic free and refill your own jars/ containers here in Leeds mentioned above – (more info nationwide zero waste stores: here and here. Also a Yorkshire based facebook group Journey to Zero waste is a helpful resource.

If you would like to be added to our list, or are included in this list but would like not to be, please get in touch with your details and request at:   hello@humanaquarium.co.uk