The EcocentreMichael Addison
Set in the urban heart of Northfield, the Ecocentre offers practical and inspiring ideas and advice on how to green up your lifestyle, home or business, whatever the size and budget. We run a wide range of services, activities, and events across a variety of themes. These include energy saving, organic gardening, sustainable transport (cycling), real nappies and much, much more.
Our building is packed full of energy saving, environmentally friendly features (such as solar panels, a green roof and an air source heat pump) and lots of thought provoking displays. Why not take part in one of our regular eco groups, visit our organic gardens at Allens Cross and Masefield, pick up information or book an energy audit/assessment with one of our trained consultants. Have you got time to spare and skills to share? Get Involved as a volunteer or professional mentor.
Environmental Management System
Northfield Ecocentre was set up to help people discover how to live a more sustainable lifestyle. So to practice what we preach we set up an environmental management system (EMS) to help us monitor our environmental impact and find ways to reduce it. We went through the process of ISO 14001 accreditation which is an international standard designed to ensure the thoroughness and quality of our EMS, something we’re very proud of.
Wherever possible we work with other organisations to make sure we have a bigger impact protecting our environment. Some of our partnerships include:
Move More Eat Well
Over 2017-19 we will be part of a consortium delivering health focused services to residents, schools and businesses in the wards of Longbridge, Cofton, Northfield and Rubery. Move More Eat Well partners include Health for Education Service, Sustrans, Garden Organic and Sport Birmingham. Sign up to the newsletter to find out more and follow them on Twitter and Facebook.
The Climate Coalition
Northfield Ecocentre is part of the Climate Coalition – formerly known as Stop Climate Chaos. The Climate Coalition is the largest group of people dedicated to action on climate change and limiting its impact on the environment and the world’s poorest communities. With our sister organisations Stop Climate Chaos Cymru and Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, our combined supporter base embraces more than 11 million people spanning over 100 organisations across the UK, from environment and development charities to unions, faith, community and women’s groups. For more information visit www.theclimatecoalition.org
Northfield Community Partnership
We work closely with the partnership to build strong sustainable communities across the area and sit on the board. Find out about the work here: www.visitnorthfield.co.uk