Blue Patch is the UK’s Number 1. Sustainable Business Directory
Blue Patch is a free-to-use platform that brings together products, services and information that will help the UK’s transition towards a more sustainable economy.
Our sustainable directory connects a wide range of businesses and organisations from the UK and Ireland: handcrafted furniture, organic beauty products, ethical financial services, retrofit experts and many more low-carbon products and resources.
Learning to be Net Zero
To protect our fragile environment our business members are learning to audit and reduce carbon emissions and waste through Blue Patch’s free LET’S DO NET ZER0 programme.
We’re backing community-owned renewable energy!
100% of Blue Patch’s surplus revenue is used to buy shares in community-owned renewable energy projects here in the UK. Since 2019 we’ve invested in clean energy generation in Brighton, Oxford, Swansea, Glasgow, Bristol, Essex, Buckinghamshire and London. Find out more.
The Power Of Positive Shopping
The Power Of Positive Shopping is our consumer campaign. We do pop-up events at museums and we’ve our own publication ‘Positive Shopping‘ . Take a look at our projects here. The campaign promotes small businesses and suggestions for low-carbon living, from how to insulate your home to making ethical investments.
You can browse our website to discover our brands and buy directly from our members and their official stockists. We do not charge a commission on sales made this way.
If you have a business and would like to develop your sustainability and reduce your carbon emissions, you can join us here.
How can you tell a business is sustainable?
Auditing carbon emissions is new for businesses. For small businesses, tools and criteria are still being developed. Blue Patch has created a free programme for members called LET’S DO NET ZERO to help them to calculate and reduce emissions. Aided by consultants, calculations will be made in line with the GreenHouse Gas Protocol. Read our environmental statement.
Blue Patch is converting to a Charity. We hope to be a CIO by autumn 2023.
Where are we based?
We are based in Dulwich, London (pop by for a coffee!), but our members are scattered across the UK and Ireland. Read our Founder’s story here.
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