Want to see more good in the world? Us too.
Hubbub is an award-winning environmental charity that’s all about inspiring action that’s good for the environment and for everyone. We bring businesses, organisations, local authorities and community groups together to create campaigns that make it easier and more possible for all of us to make choices that are good for the environment.
Every campaign is sparked by our passion to problem-solve and connect with people – like making leftovers tastier, reuse easier, second-hand the default and communities that are greener and more connected to the environment. Everyday solutions that do good, feel good and show how much change is possible when people come together. Because to make change at the scale and pace needed, we all need to get on board. Are you in?
Habits for a lifetime
Humans like habits, which means one of our toughest challenges is changing behaviours. It takes some serious insight-mining, creative thinking and experimenting but once underway these positive changes often spill over to other areas of our lives.
We've had some real wins in encouraging more environmental habits and making them stick. From football fans cooking more from scratch and switching meat for plants, to Just Eat customers cutting food waste with in-app hacks, and IKEA colleagues and customers switching to easy, affordable, greener ways of living. We’ve supported over 1.9 million people to take action and thousands to go on to live more sustainably.
Food Waste Race
Chipping away at takeaway food waste with Just Eat. The Food Waste Race uncovered insights into everyone’s favourite guilty pleasure and challenged people to use their leftovers. The results: a 92% reduction in wasted food, yum.
Manchester is Green: The Challenge
Can football could inspire fans to eat better for the planet? A pilot challenge got Manchester City and United fans eating less meat and more plants. Find out how they made the switch.
Embracing the Swedish philosophy of ‘just the right amount’, we worked with IKEA and their customers to explore how a community could support each other to save money, live sustainably and make positive changes to their home.
Our projects have social benefits too. We reach the mainstream and connect with underrepresented communities who are affected most yet often heard least. By listening to and including people from all walks of life, we create solutions together that are good for the environment and everyone.
We’ve cut food waste and created social spaces at the same time through the Community Fridge Network, regifted smartphones to extend the life of tech and reconnect people who were digitally isolated, and helped locals reclaim unloved communal spaces to grow, play, and have access to nature. We’re just getting started.
Community Fridge Network
Open the door to community fridges! They're hubs of connection, where surplus food finds new homes. Discover how over 450 fridges, coordinated by the Community Fridge Network, fight waste, share knowledge, and empower communities.
Is your old smartphone gathering dust? There are an estimated 28 million unused smartphones in the UK while 1.5 million homes have no access to the internet. We’ve rehomed 15,000 phones with people who need them the most. Could your phone be next?
People most affected by climate change are often not included in the solutions. We’re sowing the seeds of change by working with community groups and supporting them to tackle social and environmental issues, including air quality and access to green spaces.
In this information age, some of the most important environmental issues can go unnoticed. We make them hard to ignore with thought-provoking campaigns that have a playful twist. Always positive and intriguing, they reach the mainstream and create a collective appetite for change.
Our projects have inspired over 23 million people to rethink an environmental topic – that’s over a third of the UK. We’ve helped Halloween become as much about eating pumpkins as carving it, designed ‘What’s in My Wash?’ to wring out the truth on microplastics from our clothes, and launched a new kind of fishing to clean up our waterways, to name just a few.
Eat Your Pumpkin this Halloween
Each year millions of pumpkins go to waste. Sink your teeth into the issue this year by joining or running an event, ditching carving for decorating, and most importantly - eat your pumpkin!
What's In My Wash?
Did you know clothes can shed microplastics in the wash which end up in our rivers and food? We raised awareness with an eye-catching installation, collaborative campaign and clever care tips which also help clothes last longer.
Reel in litter aboard our 99% recycled plastic boat for a memorable corporate volunteering experience. Plastic Fishing litter-picking trips give a unique view of waterways and educate crewmates on the impacts of plastic pollution.
We experiment, trial, learn, trial, succeed – repeat. For us, we aim to innovate in everything we do, and it doesn’t have to be high-tech. It’s about reimagining how we think, behave and work, and what we create – like turning cigarette butts into ballots to cut litter, riding Gen-Z trends to reduce e-waste, and funding future ideas with the Starbucks 5p coffee cup charge and collaborative grant funds.
Circular Future Fund
Does waste make your head spin? The Circular Future Fund with John Lewis invested £1m in innovative circular solutions. Discover how menstrual cups, sustainable children’s shoes, polyester recycling, and mending hubs are reshaping industries.
Time After Time
Electrical waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the world and many of us are unsure of the value of keeping items in use or how to repair and recycle them. With VMO2 we’re exploring ways to make positive choices around electrical items, time after time.
Ronaldo or Messi? Dogs or Cats? Our world-famous Ballot Bin voting ashtray has been proven to cut cigarette litter by up to 73%.
We’ve partnered with 2,300 organisations from totally different worlds – international businesses, local authorities, community groups and more. Every time we come away even more determined to make good happen, and it becomes more possible when we all get on board.
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