Welcome to the Green Providers Directory
The Green Providers Directory is the UK’s leading directory of eco-friendly, fair trade and ethical companies. Founded in 2005 by Dr Gary Robertshaw, the directory is free and easy to use. Our green directory provides everything you need for ethical and sustainable living under one roof!
Suppliers are listed in easy-to-use sections, with a brief description of what they provide. The directory is free to use and you do not have to register with us. We provide links to a range of renewable energy suppliers, fair trade clothing, organic health and beauty products, energy saving devices, ethical gifts, fair trade bags and much more. We also provide news and updates on environmental issues and related topics.
Helping to build a greener, more sustainable world
“Before I flew I was already aware of how small and vulnerable our planet is; but only when I saw it from space, in all its ineffable beauty and fragility, did I realize that human kind’s most urgent task is to cherish and preserve it for future generations.” – Sigmund Jähn
Protecting the rainforests and endangered species
Tropical rainforests took between 60 and 100 million years to evolve and are believed to be the oldest and most complex land-based ecosystem on earth, containing over 30 million species of plants and animals. That’s half of the Earth’s wildlife and at least two-thirds of its plant species! Rainforests have a central role to play in the slowing of climate change.
Links between meat eating and climate change have also been widely known for many years, partly due to deforestation in the Amazon rainforest to make room for cattle grazing. Clearing these forests is estimated to produce a staggering 17% of global greenhouse gas emissions, more than the entire transport sector!
Fair trade products for a fairer world
Fair trade is a social movement aimed at reducing poverty and exploitation. It guarantees producers a price for their goods which never falls below the cost of production. All the companies listed in our green directory follow fair trade principles. More than 7 million people in Africa, Asia and Latin America benefit from fair trade. Farmers, farm workers, and their families.
Organic beauty products without the nasties
Beyond Organic Skincare products are made in Cornwall, UK and exported worldwide. They have won over 29 awards (and still counting) for their pure and effective products – try these yourselves to find out why! Visit www.beyondorganicskincare.com
Meat, palm oil and the environment
Meat production requires massive amounts of land, energy, and water. Globally, animal agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse gases than all the world’s transportation systems combined! Add to that deforestation and the fact that it takes 48 times as much water to produce beef compared to vegetables and its not hard to see how a rapidly growing human population consuming larger amounts of meat is so detrimental to the environment.
Having smaller families, eating less meat and buying foods made with sustainable palm oil labelling can have a big impact on the environment by protecting the rainforests and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.