Eco Birmingham exists to affect social change and the transition towards a low-carbon and sustainable lifestyle. Their website ecobirmingham.com says
By inspiring and supporting communities and organisations across Birmingham to take positive action, we will demonstrate that building low carbon communities brings benefits, opportunities and well-being to everyone, whilst protecting our environment. Whether it’s learning to ride a bike, gaining skills in food growing, raising awareness of local issues or contributing to the debate in the city – we will help you along your journey.
Created in 2009 as Northfield Ecocentre, a project of Central England Quakers, we became an independent charity in July 2018, allowing us to grow our work across the city. Our work continues to be inspired by the Quaker values of equality and justice; peace; truth and integrity; simplicity and sustainability.
Through our projects, we give people the tools to take positive action and help others do the same. We look at sustainable living holistically and our core areas of work cover: Transport, Food, Education, Waste, Water, Arts Engagement and Energy.
We contribute to debate and engage in projects that are relevant and tangible to the people who live in the city such as air pollution, plastic waste, food poverty and fuel poverty. We do this through delivering grass roots activities, events and programmes that engage, educate and stimulate communities and volunteers; supporting, advising, challenging and training organisations and influencing wider social change through dissemination, partnerships, research and internships.
Based in the urban heart of Northfield, Birmingham, our office base, Northfield Ecocentre, is packed full of energy saving, environmentally friendly features (such as solar panels, a green roof and an air source heat pump). It is also home to Cycle South Brum, our cycling initiative.
Their projects include Edible Brum, Cycle South Brum and Green Generations. The group is a registered charity.