Skip past Navigation

Greener Living and Working in the East


Living and working in a greener way can help us all to save money, improve health and well-being and protect the environment.

Find out about the major projects we've run to encourage greener living and working across Essex, Hertfordshire, Luton & Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, and Suffolk & Norfolk.

Family learning courses

Our family learning courses give parents and their children the opportunity to learn together outside in a fun and creative way.

Read more

Yellow Fish

We worked with businesses, community groups and schools in Chelmsford to reduce the surface water pollution that ends up in the River Chelmer.

Read more

Business Energy Efficiency

A three-year programme to provide free support to 1,300 SMEs across Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to make them more energy efficient.

Read more

Suffolk Carbon Charter

An award recognising carbon reduction measures in Suffolk's businesses.

Read more

Eastfeast

We deliver effective learning based on working an allotment through the seasons, culminating in a shared feast.

Read more

Business Resilience

Groundwork has been delivering business resilience advice and support to Suffolk businesses since 2011.

Read more

Thriving Community Buildings

Developing strong, proud, caring and supportive communities that value their rural and coastal heritage in Suffolk.

Read more

Teacher Training

Groundwork delivers a wide range of continuous professional development courses for teachers in all schools.

Read more

Corporate Volunteering

Groundwork team-building days are original, action-packed and allow companies to make a positive impact on the area in which they work.

Read more

Veg Fest

Vegfest is a fun food growing competition that encourages schools to set up growing areas and gardening clubs.

Read more

Green Aiders: free garden rescue

A free one-off gardening service to help elderly, disabled, or vulnerable adults take control of their overgrown gardens.

Read more