The Green Pound is a new Green currency that clearly badges which businesses are Green. Green Pounds can be spent in the best green establishments that are working to reduce Carbon Emissions and their impact on the environment. The Green Pound can also be donated to local charity.
Whether its Entertainment, Fashion, Holidays, Eating Out, Personal Fitness or Gifts, we can make everyone Green - The Green Pound offers something for all. Please check our regularly updated list of Green Businesses that fulfil Manchester Metropolitan University Criteria. Read our endorsements
Money from the Green Pound is given to our partner ‘Foundation’ - A Climate Fund for the Northwest and used for carbon reduction projects. Each voucher has a carbon emission saving when compared to a standard pound and our aim is to inspire and promote Green business practice and to significantly reduce carbon emissions.
Green Pounds help Green business and are bought by anyone interested in truly meaningful Gifts and Presents, Ethical Rewards, Reducing CO2, fulfilling Corporate and Social Responsibility or just because they want to exchange a Pound for a Green Pound. You can buy vouchers online here and at some partner companies.
The Royal Exchange Theatre
The Royal Exchange Theatre is committed to reducing its impact on the environment and has introduced an Environmental policy. We recycle and re-use materials for our shows, a cycle-to-work scheme has been introduced and further plans include the possible introduction of a biomass burner at the theatre's workshop. The Royal Exchange Theatre, St Anns Square, Manchester, M2 7DH
The Fat Loaf
Enjoy a menu of classic British dishes, prepared in our own style by Michelin-trained chefs using the freshest, best quality, locally sourced ingredients. Didsbury Green
Tree2mydoor is an award winning sustainable gift company, based in North Manchester, UK. Do you want to send a tree as a gift? Surprise friends, family and business associates with eco friendly gift ideas.
England’s North West has some of the finest food producers in the land. We put British seasonal produce at the very heart of our food. Some meals are delivered to you in a ceramic dish, eat from real crockery and it’s better for the environment.
Isinglass English Restaurant
Isinglass is an English restaurant. We put the best in-season food grown and reared in the lush countryside ringing Manchester on our menu, all year round. As well as a fresh low carbon footprint menu direct from the fields, we recycle all our waste and compost.
5 star holiday luxury with deep green principles Four award winning eco holiday cottages set in the spectacular scenery of the Western Lakes.
Manchester Climbing Centre
MCC is committed to protecting our natural environment. We recycle all plastic, glass, cans, paper and cardboard as well as old climbing equipment and clothing We encourage staff and customers to leave their cars at home and encourage cycling.
Hulme Garden Centre
HCGC is underpinned by organic principles and promotes sustainability, horticulture and the environment. We provide everything you might need for the garden and recently developed Manchester's first public access green roof. Our mission is to bring the community together through gardening.
JUNK is more than just a retail space, it's a place to imagine and create-completely made from recycled and reclaimed materials. Our Social Enterprise sells sustainable Fashion all lovingly made in Manchester
Sustainable Fashion Courses
Sustainable fashion courses, Dressmaking, Styling and Pattern Cutting. Restyle your favourite garments and recycle old into new. Book via email@example.com
Battery Park is Chorltons independent juice bar, serving fresh juices made to order together with home made cakes and sandwiches, single estate rain forest alliance coffee and wide a range of free trade and organic teas. Battery Park, 615a Wilbraham Road, Chorlton.
"Project African Wilderness (PAW) is a Manchester based charity working with the communities around the Mwabvi Wildlife Reserve in southern Malawi. PAW is repairing and protecting the environment, reintroducing animals and providing training and employment for local people as well as essentials like safe clean water”. Manchester
Renewable energy requirements? We specialise in business and domestic energy audits, renewable energy feasibility studies, metering and energy management, project management, grant and funding advice and much more! firstname.lastname@example.org
Green Holiday Cottages
Self catering, 5 star green holiday cottages on an organic farm in South West Wales. Set within 26 acres of wildflower meadows and open farmland with glorious views towards the Preseli Hills..for people who care about their environment.
greenroom is a city centre eco conscious venue. greenroom staff source from ethical resources from props for the performances, paper in the offices to drinks in the bar Please take a look at our Going Green Campaign.
Get fit fast and have fun at Manchester's first Eco-Friendly Gym. The only energy being expended is by you and all while helping the environment.
The Titchy Coffee Company
100% INDEPENDENT! We use ethically sourced, fairly traded, local & organic ingredients.
Mod Pop Caf̩
Manchester Mod Pop Caf̩ offering vegetarian and vegan treats served amongst an Aladdins cave of retro collectibles and 60s Chique.
On The Eighth Day
We stock a huge range of vegetarian and vegan health and whole foods, including about a thousand organic lines.
ECOutlet is an online green store where innovation meets style all wrapped up in eco-friendly goodness. Across the store you'll find hundreds of eco products and gifts which have been chosen based on their environmentally friendly credentials including recycled, organic and energy & water saving products.
I feel fruity
Fresh Fruit Delivered directly to your office, we use recycled packaging and locally sourced fruit.
We are an independent boutique stocking high class recycled fashion, vintage treasures and ethical fashion from local designers. We have an exclusive range of recycled Art made from gorgeous vintage fabrics.
We source Fair Trade, Eco Friendly, Recycled, UK Made and Organic products. We ensure our suppliers are ethical so you can be assured your purchase is making a difference. Our aim is to provide quality gifts, cards and home-ware that don't cost the earth.
Wood End Retreat
Great Food in a relaxed atmosphere We have a sensory garden in the children's area to promote the appreciate of nature Promoting a natural environment that attracts local wildlife, recycled furniture and recycling of all waste. Workshops available.
Go Green Driving School
Go Green Driving School is the original environmentally friendlier driving school. All our cars emit very low amounts of CO2. We teach all new drivers Eco Safe driving techniques as standard. Go Green Driving School is proud to be a greener driving school.
Disability Sport Events
Why not donate your voucher to Disability Sport Events and help disabled sports people with all impairments to participate in a variety of championships? We recycle all our paper and car share. We use recycled materials and green sports equipment when ever possible.
Naturally Simple is an online gift shop that sells the best fair trade, organic, handmade, recycled and eco gifts. Our gifts are provided with FREE Post and Packing to mainland UK. Go on - give a gift that means so much more!
The Recycle Warehouse
The Recycle Warehouse is a retailer of domestic and office products, clothing and other goods, wholly or predominantly made from recycled materials. If it isn't recycled it doesn't get in!
Arkadash is the Turkish word for friend. We sell sweatshop-free, organic, fair trade and recycled clothing, accessories and gifts that are friendly to farmers, garment workers and to the planet. To find us and to find out more, see www.arkadash.co.uk.
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