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Guide to Green Living in Kirklees

Kirklees Green Party created this page to support individuals, community groups, businesses, and other organisations who put first access to the facilities resources and tools people need to live more sustainable, inclusive and environmentally friendly lives in Kirklees. The is section will be fully updated in early autumn 2008.


The catagories in this section are described below with links to the full listing for each.


Build Green

Build Green: find forestry certified timber, low emmisive paints and varnishes, reclaimed building products and the like.

World culture Culturally Green: for faith groups, musicians, artists and writers with an interest in the environment
Drink Green: for locally produced and owned liquid lubrication purveyors Grow Green Grow Green: for more about allotments, Huddersfield in Bloom and Gardening clubs etc
Heat Green Heat Green: for more about insulation and renewable energy advice Leisurely Green Leisurely Green: for places to go and days out with an environmental conservation slant
read Read Green: for Blogs and debate and pages of good Green literature both cyberbased and real. Shop Green Shop Green: for organic meat or veg retailers, eco sound cleaning products or clothes that have not cost the Earth etc
tecg Technically Green: For people who do 'white goods' recycling electrical equipment and computers etc. Travel Green Travel Green: including the Green Express and Pensitone Line, cycling and walking information
Wildly Green Wildly Green: for stuff about woods, critters and open spaces in and around Kirklees, including humans Worldy Green Worldly Green: for local groups promoting a fairer world for all


If you have details of people or organisations who you think should be included in the Green Living sections, we will be redesigning this web site over the summer of 2008. It has not been updated recently but from September will be regularly maintained. if you have suggestions we would like to hear from you. Please contact us at
































Build GreenBuild Green

Calderdale and Kirklees Green Business Network: an award-winning not-for-profit business support organisation delivering environmental advice and projects. The GBN has attracted national interest through innovative schemes that combine social inclusion, environmental protection / enhancement and economic achievement.

Green Building Store: are committed to supplying building products promoting energy-efficient, sustainable and healthy homes. From redecorating to refurbishing, or even building a new home, their products can help you do it safely and sustainably.

The Green Building Press: publishing green building information in many mediums to help you create healthy and ecological homes offices and other buildings in a user-friendly manner to appealling to both professionals and the general public.

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Culturally GreenCulturally Green

Chechelele: the York performance choir, specialising in world folk music from everywhere except England with a reputation as one of the most entertaining groups on the folk and world music scene. Operating on a non-profit basis, Chechelele donate proceeds after costs to charities operating in the areas of the world from where their songs originate.

ARC The Alliance of Religion and Conservation

Christian Ecology Link: a multi denominational UK Christian organisation for people concerned about the environment.

The Islamic Foundation for Ecology: Exploring the inter-relationship between Islam and the Environment

The Noah Project: a focus for Jews to take environmental action in the UK

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drinkDrink Green

Campaign for Real Ale Huddersfield & District Branch campaigning for real ale, real pubs and consumer rights. We are an independent, voluntary organisation with 80,000 members and have been described as the most successful consumer group in Europe.

The Albert Hotel: The deepest original Victoriana of a real ale experience with proprietors who can cook across the continents and with savor to match the delights of your chosen pint. Typically stocking a minimum of 8 different beers drawn from the Enterprise Inns permitted SIBA list. Victoria Lane, Huddersfield HD1 Tel: 01484 421065.

The Monkey Club: based on Dean Brook Road, Armitage Bridge Tel 01484 664891. Is locally managed and owned by the community the club serves real ale and has a function room for hire and community use. It is also host to a range of events including summer season barbeques and duck races.

The Grove: Refurbished and looking great, a proper country pub interior free from jukeboxes and with lots of wonderful solid wood furniture within the heart of town. Now serving a range of independent and regional real ales on tap as well as over 50 continental bottled beers. 2 Spring Grove Street, Huddersfield, HD1

Riverhead Brewery Tap: Established in 1995 the Riverhead Brewery Tap is based in the centre of Marsden and brews a number of real ales on the premises. Riverhead Brewery Tap, 2 Peel Street, Marsden Tel: 01484 841270.

The Sair Inn: The Sair dates back to 1700 and has four rooms each with an open fire, flagged floors, wooden settles and a grandfather clock. The Sair is also home to a small brewery, Linfit, which brews a large range of real ales. 139 Lane Top, Linthwaite, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 5SG Tel: 01484 842370

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Grow GreenGrow Green

Allotments: everything you might want to know about the locations of the 130 allotment sites in Kirklees, how to rent allotment space or contact the local allotment association.

Huddersfield in Bloom: find out how your green fingers could be rewarded and encouraged as you make your street, community or the city a more floral and cheerful place.

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Green EnergyHeat Green

Kirklees Energy Service: for free impartial energy advice to householders, the service will support you to improve energy efficiency through insulation and other means and identify any grants for improvements to which you may be entitled. KES can also advise you about renewable technologies - photovoltaics, solar water heating etc - for your home.

Clear Skies Website: Clear Skies, funded by DTI and managed by BRE, aims to give householders and communities a chance to realise the benefits of renewable energy by providing grants and access to sources of advice.

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Green LeisureLeisurely Green

Alternative Technology Centre Hebden Bridge: An educational resource centre sited on the banks of the Rochdale Canal Hebden Bridge. An informative place to go to find out about sustainability and renewable practice.

Bempton Cliffs: With three miles of sheer cliffs, Bempton is the best place in England to get close close-up views of puffins, gannets, guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes and fulmars from safe viewing points between April and mid-August.

Heely City Farm Sheffield: Including Renewable Energy Centre with information and demonstrations of wind and solar power and how these technologies work in homes and workplaces. Plus rare and unusual domestic animals including large black pigs, Soay sheep, prize winning goats, Fern Chough the Exmoor pony and Molly the Irish moiled cow.

Old Moor: RSPB Old Moor in the Dearne Valley has extensive visitor facilities, is a fantastic place to watch wintering wildfowl and wading birds. There is a full programme of birdwatching for beginners along with other events, including dragonfly and butterfly walks.

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readRead Green

Andy's Web Blog for news and views from York Green Councillor Andy D'Agorne

The Green Building Press: publishing green building information in many mediums to help you create healthy and ecological homes offices and other buildings in a user-friendly manner to appealling to both professionals and the general public.

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Ethical shoppingShop Green

Natural Choice: Organic Fruit and Veg. Marsh

Half Moon Wholefoods: For Organic Fruit and Veg box scheme, Biodegradable cleaning products, etc.

Your Nuts: For Health Foods etc. 11 Victoria Square, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 2DN

The Co-Op: For Fair Trade products, Ecover environmentally friendly washing up liquid and other household cleaners.

J Dodd & Company Limited: For Ecover products, 6 Byram Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 2QT

Ryecorn Wholefoods: 112 Commercial Street, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, HD6 1AQ

For ethical christmas, birthday or wedding gifts online try Oxfam Unwrapped or the Goodgifts catalogue

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techTechnically Green

Green ISP the Calderdale based broadband providers who work with TreeSponsibility, a Climate Action Group to "offset all our Co2 emissions" and plant a tree for every person who signs up to broadband.

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Green TravelTravel Green

The Green Express: From a one off protest train by the Huddersfield Green Party, Green Express is now run as a small business, remembering its origins and committed to promoting public transport and sustainable tourism.

The Penistone Line Partnership: a voluntary organisation which supports and promotes community involvement along the Huddersfield to Sheffield railway line. Find out about their programme of walks, special train journeys and other activities.

Cycling: For more information about safe routes, cycle facilities and the Kirklees Bicycle Users Group a forum campaigning to improve commuting routes and facilities for cyclists and encouraging more people to commute by bike or cycle for leisure.

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WildlifeWildly Green

Colne Valley Tree Society: The Colne Valley Tree Society was founded in 1964 by local people who wanted to improve the valley and restore their woodland heritage by planting on industrial eyesores and quarries.

The Friends of Beaumont Park (FoBP) - founded in 1998 to help stop the gradual decay of the park (see 'Past and Present'). Since then, the Friends have worked tirelessly towards park regeneration and revival - the entire site is now Grade II listed and the friends have aspirations and eco ambitions for the Park's future.

The Friends of Longley Woods "The Friends of Longley Woods aim to protect and preserve the woods for the benefit of the local community. The Friends hold monthly public meetings and various outdoor events."

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Green WorldWorldly Green

Amnesty International Huddersfield formed in 1976 in response to a meeting where Dr. Sidney Greaves asked for support to get rid of torture in 53 countries around the world, much of it with the connivance of peoples own governments. Iin its 27th year the violence sadly still continues and Amnesty still needs your support to end the abuse to Human Rights.

Campaign Against Arms Trade set up in 1974 by a number of peace and other organisations who were concerned about the growth in the arms trade following the Middle East war of 1973. It is a broad coalition of groups and individuals in the UK working to end the international arms trade.

Huddersfield Stop the War: the local branches of the international coalition dedicated to stopping the war declared by the United States and its allies against 'terrorism'.

Kirklees Unity: are a broad based non political organisation consisting of people from the whole of Kirklees. Kirklees Unity is committed to diffusing the tensions and fear created by the British National Party and racism in general. Kirklees Unity works towards a safe multi cultural Kirklees where all people regardless of their colour, class or creed can live peacefully together and where the views of extreamist groups who would propogate racial hatred are not allowed to go unquestioned and unopposed. If you agree with our aims,why not get in touch and get involved.

Kirklees Unity
PO Box 310, Huddersfield
West Yorkshire HD1 3YU

YCND Yorkshire Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament confronting the major nuclear issues of relevance to region, the UK and our world.


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