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Berkshire Greenpeace

Defending the environment and promoting peace through local, national and international action.

Area of operation:Berkshire - especially Reading
Regular meeting arrangements:Place: RISC, room 3, 35-39 London Street, Reading, RG1 4PS
Time: First Thursday each month 8.00 pm
Contact details:Brian Woodgate
Email: brianwoodgate@yahoo.com
Web site:http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/groups/berkshire
Berkshire Ornithological Club

The Berkshire Ornithological Club promotes education and study of wild birds and their conservation in Berkshire.

Area of operation:Berkshire
Regular meeting arrangements:Place: Reading University
Time: September to April alternate Wednesdays 8pm to 10pm
Contact details:Eleanor Pitts
Email: treasurer@berksoc.org.uk
Web site:http://www.berksoc.org.uk
Caversham GLOBE

Caversham GLOBE (Go Local On a Better Environment) works to improve and protect green spaces for the benefit of wildlife and local residents by taking practical action on the ground as well as influencing Reading's policy and planning decisions. We do tree and hedge planting, rubbish clearance, graffiti removal; also commenting on planning applications and consultations on issues such as landscaping, flood risk, conservation, light pollution and visual impact. We also operate a used battery collection scheme with some local retailers.

Area of operation:All parts of Reading Borough north of the Thames plus adjoining riverside & S. Oxon areas
Regular meeting arrangements:Place: Church House, 59 Church Street, Caversham RG4 8AX (by Prospect Street mini roundabout)
Time: First Thursday of most months at 7.15pm
Contact details:Richard Denney
Telephone: 07768 958407
Email: info@cavershamglobe.org.uk
Web site:http://www.cavershamglobe.org.uk
Crafted Waste

Crafted Waste is dedicated to doing something practical about, as well as with, waste. Taking inspiration from Transition Town and Permaculture principles and teachings, the project uses mainly waste materials that cannot be recycled nor composted and crafts them into useful and beautiful objects. Substances such as plastic packaging and tetra-pack that would otherwise end up in landfill are salvaged and become an educational tool to encourage more environmentally friendly behaviour as well as increase knowledge of the story of things and what they are made of. Founder Ornella Trevisan runs courses and workshops to share her skills with others, and raises awareness through talks, community projects and stalls at local events. In perfect Permaculture and Transition Town spirit, ultimately, Crafted Waste aims to help identify solutions to complex Waste issues at individual and community level, locally, striving to provide a contribution within the wider environmental movement towards a happier, more sustainable and equitable society. Crafted Waste shares many of its objectives with other groups in GREN and aims to foster a collaborative partnership with them.

Area of operation:Greater Reading
Regular meeting arrangements:Place: See https://www.facebook.com/craftedwaste/
Time: See https://www.facebook.com/craftedwaste/
Contact details:Ornella Trevisan
Email: crafted.waste@gmail.com
Web site:https://www.facebook.com/craftedwaste/
Earley Allotments Action Group

This group exists to facilitate access to more allotment land for the town's people of Earley. Main activities include: Engaging with the Town Council on the issue of allotment provision. Applying for grant funding to support campaigning. EAAG leaflet distribution to town's folk. Bioregion survey of potential new allotment sites for Earley residents.

Area of operation:Earley
Regular meeting arrangements:Place:
Time:
Contact details:Peter Wheat
Email: peter_wheat@hotmail.com
Web site:http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/EarleyAllotmentsActionGroup/
Engineers Without Borders UK Reading Regional Network

Eradicate extreme poverty through appropriate engineering and sustainable solutions. Organise events to raise awareness in Reading.

Area of operation:Reading
Regular meeting arrangements:Place: The Warehouse (1a Cumberland road, RG1 3LB)
Time: Monthly events
Contact details:Carlos Terol
Email: reading.rn@ewb-uk.org
Web site:http://www.ewb-uk.org/ewb-reading-regional-network
Global Justice Reading

Global Justice Now campaigns for a world where resources are controlled by the many, not the few. We work in solidarity with social movements to challenge corporate power and the policies that cause poverty and inequality all over the world. Our local group, Global Justice Reading, organises film screenings and talks and we take part in creative street campaigning and lobbying politicians.

Area of operation:Reading and surrounding area
Regular meeting arrangements:Place: RISC
Time: Bi-monthly meetings
Contact details:Jackie Oversby
Telephone: 07745310794
Email: globaljusticereading@gmail.com
Web site:http://www.globaljustice.org.uk/reading/
Newtown GLOBE

Building community and improving the quality of the Newtown environment. We do this through meetings, community improvement and community clear up events.

Area of operation:Newtown area of Reading
Regular meeting arrangements:Place: no
Time: no
Contact details:Rob White
Telephone: 0118 966 7183
Email: bobby.blanc@gmail.com
Web site:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/newtownglobe
Nuclear Awareness Group

The Nuclear Awareness Group (NAG) was established by Reading Borough Council in 1994 following the Community Inquiry into safety at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE). NAG was set up to promote public awareness of nuclear safety and environmental issues related to AWE and to encourage best practice on all health and safety matters relating to the handling of radioactive materials.

Area of operation:Greater Reading & West Berkshire
Regular meeting arrangements:Place: RISC, London Street, Reading, RG1 4PS
Time: Quarterly meetings see web site for details
Contact details:Evelyn Parker
Email: office@nuclearinfo.org
Web site:http://nuclearawarenessgroup.org.uk
Nuclear Information Service

The Nuclear Information Service (NIS) is a not for profit, independent information service which works to promote public awareness and debate on nuclear weapons and related safety and environmental issues. Our research work is supported by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust.

Area of operation:Reading, West Berkshire, Nationally
Regular meeting arrangements:Place: no regular meetings but see events listing or NIS web site for public events
Time:
Contact details:Peter Burt
Telephone: 0118 327 7489
Email: office@nuclearinfo.org
Web site:http://nuclearinfo.org
Pangbourne and Whitchurch Sustainability

To promote and encourage the development of a sustainable local community. Our particular aims are: Reduce community carbon footprint; promote sustainability projects, act as a source of sustainability advice to the community and foster the biodiversity of the local natural environment.

Area of operation:Pangbourne, Whitchurch-on-Thames, Tidmarsh, Upper Basildon
Regular meeting arrangements:Place:
Time:
Contact details:
Web site:http://www.pawsg.com
Population Matters Reading Local Group

The basic aim of the group is to promote greater awareness and understanding of all matters that link population growth to the environment and sustainability within the RG postcode area. We hope to be working closely within the Greater Reading Environmental Network,aiming to share our knowledge and information by gaining speaking and presentation engagements amongst GREN members, as well as amongst many other community and voluntary groups in the district. We will also be trying to get speakers into all secondary schools within the Reading district as a high priority. In addition, we intend to be actively engaged in writing letters to local papers and aim to engage with the MP and Town Councillors for Reading on population and all related matters - such as the ongoing need for ever more housing, schools, roads and dealing with flooding, traffic congestion and overstretched local resources etc in the area.

Area of operation:The whole of the RG postcode area
Regular meeting arrangements:Place: Reading Museum Cafe
Time: 2:00 pm on third Saturday of every even number month (except December and Easter weekend)
Contact details:Bill Dowling
Telephone: 01344 772130
Email: ReadingPM@talktalk.net
Web site:http://populationmatters.org.uk
Reading Christian Ecology Link

To encourage Christians to see the environmental responsibilities implicit in their faith and to act on this. To promote the campaigns (political and lifestyle) developed by Christian environmental and development organisations: in churches and at events like Forbury Fever. We are currently raising funds to put solar panels on a church roof in Reading.

Area of operation:Greater Reading
Regular meeting arrangements:Place:
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Contact details:Joanna Laynesmith
Email: j.laynesmith@gmail.com
Web site:http://www.readingcel.blogspot.com
Reading Cycle Campaign

Working for a cycle friendly Reading

Area of operation:Greater Reading
Regular meeting arrangements:Place:
Time:
Contact details:Telephone: 0845 330 2543
Email: rbc@readingcyclecampaign.org.uk
Web site:http://www.readingcyclecampaign.org.uk
Reading Friends of the Earth

We are a group of environmentally minded people. We campaign at a local level in order to help improve local policy and to do our part for national campaigns. Our actions range from holding fun public events with games and displays to holding or participating in meetings in order to help ourselves or others become better informed about key issues

Area of operation:Greater Reading
Regular meeting arrangements:Place: Room 1 upstairs at RISC, 35-39 London Street, RG1 4PS
Time: Second Wednesday each month at 8pm. Sometimes vary in July & August
Contact details:Enrico Petrucco
Telephone: 07854 968560
Email: mrepetrucco@hotmail.com
Web site:http://www.readingfoe.org.uk
Reading Peace Group

Campaigning against war and for peace, disarmament, and civil rights

Area of operation:Reading
Regular meeting arrangements:Place: contact for details
Time: contact for details
Contact details:Peter Burt
Email: peterburt@phonecoop.coop
Web site:
Reading Vegan Festival

To run the annual Reading Vegan Festival in the town centre to raise awareness and provide information about a vegan, cruelty free and ethical lifestyle through fun events with food, clothing and gift stalls, information and charity stalls, workshops and speakers on a range of topics.

Area of operation:Reading
Regular meeting arrangements:Place:
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Contact details:Email: info@readingveganfestival.co.uk
Web site:http://www.readingveganfestival.co.uk
Save the Bath Road Reservoir Campaign

Try to preserve at least some of the Bath Road Reservoir Site from development due to its unique nature, situation& wild life it supports.

Area of operation:West Reading/ Reading
Regular meeting arrangements:Place: Foresters Arms
Time:
Contact details:Graham Griffiths
Telephone: 07808 143 649
Email: grahamgriffiths375@btinternet.com
Web site:http://www.savethebathroadreservoir.co.uk
The Mustard Tree Foundation (Reading)

The Mustard Tree Foundation (MTF) seeks to enable the community to speak for itself, to empower members of society who are marginalised and enable them to speak into and shape their community. This is done through a number of different projects: - Lifeline - The Rahab Project - Starting Point Reading - TLG School (in partnership with RCC) - Let's Grow - The Parenting Initiative - Engage:Befriending (starting May 2013)

Area of operation:Reading and surrounding area
Regular meeting arrangements:Place:
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Contact details:Telephone: 01189567000
Web site:http://www.themustardtree.org
West Berkshire Green Exchange

Act as a forum for local groups to network and share information

Area of operation:Tilehurst, Theale
Regular meeting arrangements:Place:
Time:
Contact details:Evangeline Wood
Email: ewood@westberkshire.gov.uk
Web site:http://www.wbge.org.uk