The Art of Sustainable Living Handbook


Good Energy

Good Energy was set up by Juliet Davenport in 1999 to give people the choice to do something about climate change by choosing renewable energy for their homes and businesses. Learn more. 

Green Johanna

A Green Johanna is a unique closed, hot composting container, manufactured in Sweden. Green Johanna
provides good ventilation, is easy to empty, and is available with an insulating winterjacket, which allows
successful composting throughout the year. Learn more here.

Grow Your Neighbour's Own

Grow Your Neighbour’s Own was a lottery-funded project which encouraged people to be self-sufficient by growing fruit and vegetables on someone else’s land if they have none of their own. The scheme, run by Brighton and Hove Food Partnership matched people who wanted a garden with people who had one but couldn’t tend to it.

Give it away!

An important part of the waste hierarchy is reuse. One of the ways we can reuse items and prolong their life is to give away items we no longer use. There are different ways we can do this.

The easiest way to give away items is to donate them to a charity shop. Please ensure your donations are clean and of good quality only. Electrical items must be working, and furniture must have a fire label.

Emmaus Brighton and Hove

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What to donate : Furniture (can also take worn furniture to be recycled), Electrical items, Clothing, Fabrics, Books, CDs, Bric-a-brac, China, Glassware, Bicycles. ( ).

Location(s) : Drove Rd, Portslade, Brighton BN41 2PA.


Marie Curie Charity Shop

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Especially requested : Women’s clothing, Accessories, Shoes, Sandals, Boots. (

Location(s) : 99 St George's Rd, Brighton BN2 1EE (


Cancer Research UK

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What to donate : Clothes, Accessories, Shoes, Belts, Handbags, Jewellery, Homeware, Linens, Books, CDs, DVDs, Mobile phones, Printer cartridges, Electricals (Pre-arrange with store). ( .

Location(s) : 43/44 Western Rd, Brighton BN1 2EB. (


Woodingdean Youth Centre Charity Shop

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Location(s) : 6BB, Warren Rd, Brighton BN2 6BA.


Mind Brighton

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What to donate : Clothing, Accessories, Books, Records, DVDs, CDs, Homeware, Linen, Games, Toys. ( under ‘Donate to your nearest mind shop’).

Location(s) : 5 St James's St, Brighton BN2 1RE. 110 London Rd, Brighton BN1 4JG.


Friends Shop Brighton

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What to donate : Clothes, Books, Media, Household items, Bric-a-brac, China, Antiques, Glass, Jewellery, Unwanted gifts, Small electrical items. (

Location(s) : 95 St James's St, Brighton BN1 1TP.


Martlets Hospice Charity Shop

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What to donate : Clothing, Accessories, Furniture (must be pre-arranged), Kitchenware, Crockery, Glassware, Vases, Lamps etc, Mobile phones, Stamps, Medals, Coins, Broken jewellery, Gold and silver items, Working electrical goods. (

Location(s) : 89-90 London Rd, Brighton BN1 4JF. 17-19 Warren Way, Brighton BN2 6PH. 4 Church St, Brighton BN1 1UJ. 71 Western Rd, Brighton BN1 2HA. 87 Blatchington Rd, Hove BN3 3YG. Sussex House Industrial Estate, Old Shoreham Rd, Hove BN3 7DX.



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What to donate : Clothing (including bras), Shoes, Bags, Accessories, Valuable items, Books, Music (CDs, Vinyl, DVDs, Blu-ray, Musical instruments and Sheet music), Homeware (China, Kitchenware, Ornaments, Pictures, Collectables), Soft furnishings (Small rugs, Linen, Curtains), Knitted items and Blankets, Toys, Games, Wedding dresses and accessories, Mobile phones, Furniture, Stamps and coins. ( under ‘What we can and can’t sell’).

Location(s) : 13 London Rd, Brighton BN1 4JA. 30 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL. 146a North St, Brighton BN1 1EA. 136a Western Rd, Brighton BN1 2LA.


British Heart Foundation

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Especially requested : Clothes, Bags, Shoes, Books, Music, DVDs, Toys. ( ).

Location(s) : 140A Western Rd, Brighton BN1 2LA. 19 London Rd, Brighton BN1 4JB.


The Sussex Beacon Charity Shop

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What to donate : Clothing. ( under ‘Donate to our Charity Shops’).

Location(s) : 130 St James's St, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN2 1TH.


The Sussex Beacon Home Store

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Especially requested : Clothes, books, DVDs, Furniture and Electricals. ( under ‘Donate to our Charity Shops’).

Location(s) : 72-73 London Rd, Brighton BN1 4JE.  


The Salvation Army Charity Shop

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Especially requested : Clothing, Accessories, Linens, Homeware, Books, CDs and DVDs, Toys. ( under ‘What we love’).

Location(s) : 3FX, Union Rd, Brighton BN2 3FX. 159 Sackville Rd, Hove BN3 3HD.


Cats Protection Brighton Charity Shop

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Location(s) : 70a Beaconsfield Rd, Brighton BN1 6DD. 103 Blatchington Rd, Hove BN3 3YG.


Shelter Charity Shop

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What to donate : Goods and clothes. ( ).

Location(s) : 93 Western Rd, Brighton BN1 2LB.


St Vincents

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Especially requested : Clothing and household goods. ( )

Location(s) : 162-164 Lewes Rd, Brighton BN2 3LF. 127 Portland Rd, Hove BN3 5QY.


British Heart Foundation Furniture and Electrical

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What to donate : Furniture, Large and small electricals, Valuable and specialist items, clothes, books, DVDs, Toys. ( under ‘We collect all sorts of items’).

Location(s) : 95-97 London Rd, Brighton BN1 4JF.


Chestnut Tree House

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Especially requested : Clothing, Accessories, Shoes, Handbags, Bric-a-brac, Games, Toys, Books, Small electrical items. ( under ‘Having a clear out?’).

Location(s) : 42 George St, Hove BN3 3YB. 40 London Rd, Brighton BN1 4JB.


PDSA Charity Shop

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What to donate : Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Accessories, Toys, Games, Books, Homeware, Records, CDs, Foreign Coins, Mobile phones and gadgets. ( under ‘Find out what you can donate’).

Location(s) : 91 London Rd, Brighton BN1 4JF.


Scope Brighton

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What to donate : Second-hand clothes, shoes, accessories, homeware, bric-a-brac, books, CDs, toys, sports equipment. ( searching ‘Brighton’).

Location(s) : 45b London Rd, Brighton BN1 4JD. 8 George St, Hove BN3 3YA.


Green Centre One Planet Living

The Green Centre was practising One Planet Living as early as 2006. Our practice was recognised in 2013 when Brighton & Hove became the first One Planet Living City in the world and the Green Centre was invited to be part of the city's One Planet strategy representing the ZERO WASTE principle. 

Since 2013, the Green Centre has redoubled it's efforts to integrate One Planet Living into everything we do;   

  • we studied the challenges to gain a better understanding of the difficulties we all face
  • we focused our attention on the goals we need to observe to inform our actions 
  • we created a set of intentions based on our learning and set about putting these into action.


The goals identified for each of the One Planet Living principles set out ideas that we can all explore and strive to achieve. For example, Bioregional believe the goals we need to work towards to achieve Zero Waste are; 

  • to reduce wasteful consumption
  • to maximise, reuse and recycling
  • to aim for zero waste to landfill