The Schumacher Circle is a ‘family’ of organisations in the UK that have all been inspired, one way or another, by E.F. Schumacher’s vision or involvement and who cooperate informally to support each other’s work. E.F. Schumacher encouraged people to see the connection between things and the Schumacher Circle is a practical expression of this approach. It helps to provide the “joined-up thinking” which gives the environmental movement its coherence in promoting sustainable development.
The Centre for Alternative Technology is a visitor and education centre that demonstrates a range of sustainable solutions for green living. They cover all aspects of green living: environmental building, eco-sanitation, woodland management, renewable energy, energy efficiency and organic growing.
The Jeevika Trust is a non-political, non-religious UK charity whose mission is to “tackle the roots of poverty in India…through revitalising rural communities.” They work at ‘grass-roots’ level through chosen partners with carefully selected village communities.
The New Economics Foundation is a leading UK independent think-tank that promotes “innovative solutions that challenge mainstream thinking on economic, environment and social issues.”
Resurgence is a magazine for “people who care about the environment, enjoy reading, relish new ideas and are looking for inspiration on sustainable living.”
The Soil Association is the UK’s leading charity promotes organic, sustainable and healthy food for all through campaigning for “healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use.”
Practical Action “works with communities to find practical solutions to the poverty they face.”
Schumacher College offers a range of courses “with a focus on interactive, experiential and participatory learning.” They offer the practical skills and strategic thinking required to face the ecological, economic and social challenges of the 21st century.