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Climate change

The Energy Saving Trust provides a information on climate change, ways individuals can save themselves money and carbon, and how business and public sector organisations can improve their environmental performance.

Met Office: Climate Change provide some of the most up-to-date scientific atmospheric information relating to climate change. This site provides both easy to understand information and agreed scientific evidence.


Groundwork North East: in your area is part of the Groundwork Federation working across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Every year Groundwork North East is actively involved in over 500 regeneration projects.

Keep Britain Tidy is an organisation that concentrated on dog fouling, fly tipping, graffiti, gum, litter and abandoned vehicles.

Built Environment

English Heritage champions our historic places and advises the Government and partners to help current and future generations make the most of our stunning and unique heritage.


Environment Agency are an executive public body responsible to the Secretary for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Their aims are to protect and improve the environment while promoting sustainable development.

Waste Resource Action Programme (WRAP) works throughout the UK to help businesses and individuals reap the benefits of reducing waste, develop sustainable products and use resources in the most efficient way possible.

Natural Environment

Durham Wildlife Trust purpose is to protect wildlife and promote nature conservation ensuring our regions unique species and habitats are protected and enhanced through sustainable conservation and land management techniques.

Forestry Commission works to ensure that Britain can its forests to contributes positively to the nations needs while maintaining the biological, biodiverse and ecological wealth of our woodland environments.

Natural England is an independent public body whose purpose is to protect and improve Englands natural environment and encourage people to enjoy and get involved in their surrounding.