A Cleaner City
Businesses and groups working to reduce emissions in the city
The Big Lemon
Local bus company, The Big Lemon, has some hugely ambitious goals. They envision every community in the UK having access to affordable, sustainable transport with zero emissions, powered and owned by the local community.
Starting in 2007 with buses running on waste cooking oil from local pubs and restaurants, The Big Lemon is now expanding their fleet of buses with a new goal: to be the UK's first all-electric route network. With solar power at their bus depot to charge their rapidly growing fleet of electric buses, The Big Lemon are storming ahead in pursuit of their goals, setting a fine example for bus companies nationwide.
Launched in 2017, the Brighton BikeShare is a fantastic way to get around Brighton & Hove. Dotted around the city are a number of hubs, where the distinctive turquoise bikes of the BTN BikeShare can be picked up and ridden around the city. With prices starting at just £1, the new service has been a huge success, enabling people to travel across the city for excellent value, reducing congestion and emissions in the process. Plus, it's great exercise!
Breathe in Brighton
Poor air quality is to blame for a major health crisis in cities around the world, and Brighton is no exception. Local group Breathe in Brighton is working to bring together local residents, businesses and politicians to help address the real dangers of local air pollution and world together to create solutions.
Anyone can join in with Breathe in Brighton's local events and help raise awareness and create solutions.
Zedify is a new logistics company that's taking the carbon out of delivery services in our inner cities. Operating locally in Brighton and expanding to cities across Europe, they deliver using bicycles with high capacity cargo holds, refilling their deliveries from electric vans used as mobile distribution hubs.
They're a great example of how existing business models can drastically reduce their carbon footprint, simultaneously benefitting public health and inner city congestion.
Electric Bikes Sussex
Electric bikes are an increasingly popular way to get around. From a small electric motor, they can offer powered assistance when cycling, making headwinds and steep hills a breeze. Brighton Marina is home to Electric Bikes Sussex, one of the UK's leading electric bike retailers, who can offer helpful advice and introduction to these exciting new bicycles.
Roots & Hoots
Local home-delivery service Roots and Hoots is tackling the major problem of plastic waste head-on. They're offering a huge range of refillable groceries, bathroom and beauty products - all plastic-free and delivered directly to homes across the city with their fully electric vans. Just perfect!
Lessen your impact and support a great local business at the same time.