Sustainable Peckham
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On 4th January 2022 we successfully raised £7,253 with 106 supporters in 70 days

Working towards a cleaner, greener Peckham where local businesses support each other to be more sustainable in a thriving local community.

by Laura Ford in London, England, United Kingdom

Sustainable Peckham is working towards a cleaner, greener Peckham where local businesses support each other to be more sustainable in a thriving local community.

99.9% of all businesses in the UK are small to medium-sized and 96% of these are micro businesses, with just 0 – 9 employees. Often overstretched, micro businesses don't have the capacity to consider sustainability and climate as a priority, yet the sheer number of these businesses mean their combined impact could be huge if they are supported with the right tools and information to introduce sustainable business practices.

Sustainable Peckham is a new project from the team behind award winning group Plastic Free Peckham, focusing on small local businesses and the ethos of the triple bottom line: People, Planet and Profit. It will bring together a group of local Peckham businesses from different industries to collaborate and find ways to reduce their impact on the environment and the effects of climate change on the local community. 

We will deliver carbon literacy training, circular economy workshops, one to one mentoring and group workshop sessions to find solutions to common and individual problems such as waste on our high streets, poor air quality and carbon emissions.

The results will be a set of tools and resources specific to a range of businesses and industries. These will be made available on a community hub, encouraging other businesses to use the tools available to reduce their carbon footprint with a view to extending across Southwark. 

The money raised with Aviva will support outreach to local businesses as well as the creation and delivery of the training and resources on offer to them. Depending on the funds raised, they could also help to build the community hub where the resources and frameworks will be housed to ensure the entire community can benefit from the programme delivered with the initial businesses.

Sustainable Peckham is borne from Plastic Free Peckham - a local community group founded in 2018. A volunteer team help businesses, schools and the Council reduce the amount of single use plastic in our community. We educate children on why single use plastic is so problematic, advise businesses on how to reduce the amount of plastic they use, and work with the council and community groups to drive change.



Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

10% discount at Shep Sports Massage

Treat yourself to some recovery and relaxation with 10% off any massage with Shep Sports Massage in Peckham. Sports massage, remedial care and soft tissue massage all form part of the bespoke treatments available. Valid for one year, for use on massages only, not products. www.shepsportsmassage.co.uk

£20 or more

10% discount at Gather organic refillery

A one off 10% discount on any bill over £60 at this organic refillery on Bellenden Road. Lovely legumes, gorgeous grains and perfect plastic free alternatives abound in this packaging free store. Valid until the end of 2021. www.wearegather.uk

£25 or more

10% discount at Pexmas online shop Stall to Store

10% discount on one order at the Pexmas online shop Stall to Store - where you can find anything from candles to stationary via plants and pickles - all created locally. Perfect for Christmas shopping! www.stalltostore.com

£30 or more

10% off a 12 Class Pass at Hot Yoga Peckham

A one off 10% discount at Hot Yoga Peckham where you can enjoy that yoga zen-feeling knowing that you've done a great workout! Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Forrest yoga combined in a varied weekly timetable online and in real life. www.hotyogapeckham.co.uk

£35 or more

10% discount at Peckham cocktail bar Funkidory

A 10% discount on a bar bill over £50 at award winning Peckham cocktail bar Funkidory, with sustainably made cocktails and great music. www.funkidory.com

£45 or more

10% discount at D.A.Y. Boutique

10% off one purchase over £100 at D.A.Y. Boutique on Bellenden Road where you can get Scandi inspired clothing carefully selected from brands making sustainable choices. Redeemable online and in store. www.day-boutique.com

£50 or more

10% discount at Form SE15

10% off one purchase over £100 at Form SE15, local Bellenden purveyor of beautiful, carefully sourced and sustainable brands such as Leon, Good News Shoes and Kings of Indigo. Redeemable online and in store. www.formse15.com

£50 or more

Small business pledge publicity

For small businesses pledging £50 or more: a dedicated post on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (images provided by business) to reach our dedicated and growing community!

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