Need someone to walk your dog, loan you money, teach you Spanish or take a BBQ off your hands? The sharing economy is not a new concept and it’s not all about Airbnb and Uber there are numerous peer-to-peer/collaborative consumption…Continue Reading
In a drive to cut the waste of edible food, Start partner Waitrose is offering customers the chance to buy bags of tomatoes which have either fallen naturally off plants without being picked, or grown in strange shapes. With the…Continue Reading
Our fifth and final theme for our Resourceful Big Lunch Week is building a bigger community; whether that means getting to know just one new neighbour, or expanding your annual Big Lunch to include the next street along. Once your…Continue Reading
Its day four of our Resourceful Big Lunch Week and today we’re getting creative and sharing some crafty ideas for making your Big Lunch colourful, welcoming and fun, including some fabulous and inspirational ideas from Jen Gale from My Make…Continue Reading
This week, at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, designer Stella McCartney appeared via videolink to announce the launch of H&M’s new Clevercare garment labels that will help customers wash their clothes correctly and, more sustainably. Developed in collaboration with Swiss global…Continue Reading
Pharell Williams, who made us so very happy is another celebrity who’s spreading their love for recycling and making something good out of something not so good. Following in the footsteps of will.i.am’s EKOCYCLE, “Raw for the Oceans” is a collaboration…Continue Reading
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Location: South West
As part of Bristol’s Green Week from 14-21 June, Start is inviting organisations across the city to take part in Marks and Spencer’s Shwop at...
Location: South West
Following our successful #BLResourcefulWk event at the Eden Project yesterday, all this week we’re teaming up with The Big Lunch to bring you everything...
Location: Greater London
In 2013 EE held Techy Tea Parties across its office and customer service centres as part of its commitment to build the nation’s digital skills...
Who are Start UK
“At Start, our vision is to encourage a higher quality of life for more people now and in the future. We do this by promoting the link between a sustainable lifestyle and an overall higher quality of life, by encouraging people to use products and services more sustainability and by supporting brands to ‘help’ their customers do this.”
Start is a charitable initiative set up by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2010, with a mission to inspire people to start living more sustainably. With the support of trusted UK businesses, and a network of innovative NGOs and social enterprises, our goal is to work collaboratively to create a mainstream movement of people who “do more, with less”. Learn More…