ecobirmingham is a new charity for Birmingham that will help change the city. We want to help create a sustainable city, inspire positive change and build stronger communities.

Created in 2009 as Northfield Ecocentre, a project of Central England Quakers, we became an independent charity in July 2018, allowing us to grow our work across the city.


Green Lens – Last chance to get involved

This Summer young people across Birmingham have been invited to share the green issues important to them, locally or globally, through the medium of photography. Collected through an open, city-wide submission process, the Green Lens competition was open to 16-25 year olds. Organised in collaboration with Ampersand Projects, the project allows young people to have their voice heard regarding green issues that are important to their, and our collective future. 

The resulting Green Lens exhibition running from 1 September – 28 October 2018 at Midlands Arts Centre shows the work of eight young people from the city who highlight the environmental changes they are witnessing on their own doorsteps and those that affect people and wildlife internationally.

Enter your own photographs into the Green Lens online archive and tell us about the green issues that matter to you by using the hashtag #greenlens on social media or upload via the Green Lens website.

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Our projects

Edible Brum

Join us at one of our award winning community gardens or help reduce food poverty and waste.

Cycle South Brum

Learn to ride, join a maintenance class or come along to a led bike ride around South Birmingham.

Green Generations

Get involved with the environment via one of exciting education or arts projects across the city.