Action 21

About us

Action 21 aims to raise awareness of the climate crisis, sustainable living and to reduce the environmental impact of the local community. We do this by running a second hand shop which sells donated items to save them from landfill. The income raised is used to support the business and promote other local sustainability themed projects.

Our history

Action 21 was set up by members of the Leamington and Warwick community to put sustainable development into practice at a local level. Launched as a social enterprise in 1996, in response to Agenda 21 of the 1992 Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit, in 2010 Action 21 acquired charitable status. Over the years we have organised many projects to promote sustainability in the areas of food, energy, education, transport and recycling. Originally income came from statutory funds, charitable trusts and membership fees as well as self-generated income. Nowadays Action 21 is governed by a board of volunteer trustees and since 2012 Action 21 has not relied on external funding and now raises its entire revenue from the sale of goods at The Re-Useful Centre. The income generated by The Re-Useful Centre funds the organisation and various local projects

Our aims

Our charitable aims

“To promote the protection and preservation of the environment for the public benefit by the promotion of waste reduction, re-use, reclamation, recycling, the use of recycled products and the use of surplus for the benefit of the inhabitants of the District of Warwick, and its environs. To also advance the education of the public in subjects related to sustainability in areas related to Energy, Food, and Transport through practical projects.”

What we’re aiming to achieve:

Action 21 aims to reduce waste, promote reuse, increase knowledge, and support our community in living more sustainably.