There are many climate champions already working to transform Portsmouth, in business, in our communities and with a campaigning focus. Explore them below or view them by topic.

If there is a business or group you think should be added: please email us.

We’re also developing a documents library.


Anglepoise Lamps

A globally renown firm, based in Farlington, that provide a life time guarantee on all their domestic lamps, and go out of their way to source parts even for older models. They are currently mapping their plastic usage, and have reduced it by 70% during lockdown.


Herbies Health Store

Herbies is a health store providing wholefoods, vitamins, supplements and plant-based alternatives. They have an extensive organic and gluten-free selection and customers can refill their domestic cleaning and personal care products. Delivery and click and collect are also available.

Little Orangutan

Little Orangutan make baby and toddler clothes and accessories from repurposed, recycled and organic materials. They also provide sustainable family living tips via their blog, as well as events for busy parents wanting to make greener choices.


Squidmoo is a newly created local and independent business which focuses on creating and selling plastic-free products. They aim for their planet-friendly products to be manufactured to the highest quality, using sustainable materials throughout.


Tweedy Clothing

Tweedy Clothing is an independent 'slow fashion' label that provides sustainable and ethical clothing. They use skilled adult workers who are paid fairly in great conditions, source recycled, natural or vegan fabrics and reuse any returned stock and offcuts.

UK Flyers

UK flyers is a local printing company that also delivers flyers and posters. They have recently secured funding from the Council’s workplace sustainable travel fund for an e-cargo bike and pool bike. Their standard flyer stock is FSC certified and any paper used is recycled locally.

Campaign groups

CITiZAN Solent Harbours

Supported by the Heritage Fund, CITiZAN (Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network) is a community archaeology project whose aim is to record and monitor coastal and intertidal heritage at risk from coastal change and climate change.


Final Straw Foundation

Final Straw Foundation, also known as Final Straw Solent, is a registered UK charity working with local communities and businesses to highlight the impact of plastic pollution. It aims to minimise the amount of plastic entering our local seas and wider oceans.


Greenpeace Portsmouth

The local Greenpeace group for the Portsmouth Area (Gosport, Fareham, Wickham, Petersfield, Chichester, IOW etc). They say: 'Come along to our monthly meet-up to have a beer and a chat and help us plan our activities for the next month!'


Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is the leading nature conservation charity in the two counties. They protect local wildlife and inspire people to love nature through our area’s beautiful nature reserves and their programme of events.

Let Pompey Breathe

Let Pompey Breathe is a campaign for safe air quality in Portsmouth. It is a joint initiative involving Portsmouth Green Party, Portsmouth Friends of the Earth, Milton Neighbourhood Forum, and other groups concerned with the dangerous air quality locally.


Portsmouth Friends of the Earth

Portsmouth Friends of the Earth wants to create a safer climate, flourishing nature, and healthy air, water and food, now and for future generations. They work with the local authority, and other campaign groups with this goal.


Community groups

Community Cycle Centre

The Community Cycle Centre is a volunteer run project to recycle, repair and distribute bikes. It takes in unwanted, unloved and abandoned bikes and nurses them back to health. These are then given, in return for a small donation to cover costs, to those without wheels.

Incredible Edible Portsmouth

A small but growing group of Portsmouth citizens inspired by the Incredible Edible movement. Their vision for Portsmouth is one of fruit trees on every corner and vegetables growing around our schools, community centres and local businesses.

Portsmouth and Southsea Tree Wardens

The Portsmouth & Southsea Tree Wardens plant and care for trees locally, and develop imaginative projects to encourage others, including schoolchildren, to value their local trees and woods.


Portsmouth Library of Things

Library of Things is similar to a normal library but for borrowing things- DIY tools, garden equipment etc- rather than books. It saves users storage space, money, and carbon. The library is in the middle of town (Cascades) and members can join for £1.

Portsmouth Playing Out

Portsmouth Playing Out is part of a parent and resident led movement restoring children’s freedom to play out in the streets and spaces where they live, for their health, happiness and sense of belonging.


The Trash Cafe Network

The Trash Cafe is a network of ‘pay as you feel’ cafes / shops that include hampers available for collection in Portsmouth and Gosport. Their aim is to save good food from going to waste. Customers decide the value of the food by paying in time, cash, skills or item donations.

More information about Portsmouth Climate Action CIC

Climate Emergency declaration

In March 2019 Portsmouth City Council declared a Climate Emergency, which committed them to decarbonising their own operations and the city by 2030. See the Climate Emergency motion that was passed here. To help oversee this decarbonization they set up the Portsmouth Climate Action Board. After three years the Board transitioned to a Community Interest Company, whose remit is to deliver community climate action.

Main objectives of Portsmouth Climate Action CIC:

1.Raise awareness of the climate and ecological emergency

We want to cut through the jargon and get a conversation started about the nature of the problem- our current way of living, travelling and heating our homes- and the solutions available.

This conversation would look at how we can prepare for a more unstable climate, but also most importantly how we can reduce emissions and change our relationship with nature.

2.Inspire and facilitate climate action in Portsmouth - within all sectors and communities

To do this we will use this website to showcase examples of best practice and signpost to existing support, as well as establishing themed groups such as Education, Greening and Air Quality to facilitate change in those sectors.

We will also be acting as a funding platform for community groups that want to help green and rewild our city, including planting pocket parks, community orchards and tiny forests in partnership with Hampshire Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, Portsmouth Friends of the Earth and Portsmouth City Council.

Current membership of PCA:

Portsmouth Climate Alliance; Southsea: Stop The Sewage; Portsmouth Friends of the Earth; Portsmouth Hive; Shaping Portsmouth, Sustrans; University of Portsmouth; Charles Dickens Community Orchard; Portsmouth Ecumenical Christian Climate Action Group; Pompey Street Space.

Invitation to join Portsmouth Climate Action CIC

We are actively looking for organisations that represent women and people of colour to join us. If this is you, or you have a recommendation, please get in touch.

Terms of Reference for the original Board

The Terms of Reference can be found below.


Portsmouth Emissions Profile (from SCATTER 2018) with possible solutions and actions

This table gives the breakdown of carbon emissions of Portsmouth residents in 2018 based on the Scatter tool. It also details some of the best understood and most effective solutions, their mechanism of delivery and how the public can help those happen.


  • Author: Nicholas Sebley
  • Extent: 9 pages
  • Size: 121 kB

PCC Biodiversity Scrutiny Panel submission

Portsmouth City Council has been conducting a review into its biodiversity policies via the Traffic, Environment & Community Safety Scrutiny Panel. Our submission included proposals around mowing frequency, pesticide use, strimming and flailing of hedges / verges, communications between ground maintenance teams etc


  • Author: Climate Board Policy Review Group
  • Extent: 14 pages
  • Size: 2.7 MB

Portsmouth climate change risks: March 2021

The world is complex, interconnected and volatile; each decision has a bearing on predictions for the future. Risk assessments for climate change tend to assume that some sort of action will be taken in the future to alleviate climate risks. This risk assessment focuses upon the situation right now, not what we could, should or may plan to do at some point.

  1. Introduction
    1. Global context
    2. Regional context
  2. Built environment
    1. Flooding
    2. Heat
  3. Natural environment
    1. Green space
    2. Biodiversity
    3. Water
  4. Residents
    1. Health
    2. Wellbeing
    3. Air quality
  5. Economy
    1. Productivity
    2. Infrastructure and buildings
    3. Tourism
    4. Global supply chains
  6. Conclusion
    1. COVID-19
    2. Concluding remarks


  • Author: Tristan Thorn
  • Extent: 33 pages
  • Size: 2.8 MB

SME carbon audit toolkit: 6 April 2021

Local businesses have the power to reduce their own emissions and influence the emissions of the entire city. We are looking to support them in reducing their emissions and showcase their achievements to the people of Portsmouth. This first toolkit will outline how to conduct a very straightforward carbon audit.


  • Author: Tristan Thorn
  • Extent: 11 pages
  • Size: 2.4 MB

Portsmouth Climate Action Board terms of reference

This forms appendix 3 to Portsmouth City Council’s full response to its climate emergency strategy.


  • Author: Tristan Thorn
  • Extent: 3 pages
  • Size: 463 kB