West Berkshire Council

This Christmas Shop Local, Shop Green

Calling all eco-conscious local businesses! Apply here to be featured in our Christmas magazine 2021.

The Christmas Shop Local, Shop Green
The Christmas Shop Local, Shop Green

This Christmas we are going to be showcasing our independent local businesses with green initiatives by creating an online magazine. We want to encourage our residents to shop local and shop green, as part of the Council's aim to make West Berkshire greener. So whether you are a farmshop selling locally-sourced produce, or an online craft store with eco-friendly gifts, tell us more to be included in the Christmas magazine!

What is your business doing to help make West Berkshire a green district? This could include publishing a climate strategy, achieving carbon certification, using recyclable packaging, or choosing a sustainable supply chain. Maybe you provide vegan or locally-sourced produce, or support environmental projects in your area.

Here are some ideas that you can include and you can also read about our own Environmental priorities in our Environment Strategy here!

  • Reducing carbon emissions to help achieve carbon neutrality, e.g. offsetting schemes, locally-sourced merchandise
  • Seeking to reduce air pollution, e.g. sustainable transport targets
  • Supporting local environmental projects
  • Recycling and re-using within your business or supply chain
  • Encouraging local innovation and skills to help tackle climate change
  • Encouraging behaviour change, e.g. eco-friendly produce, vegan and vegetarian
  • Any certifications achieved or business policies relating to climate change or the environment

Our Christmas magazine will be aimed at residents shopping for their Christmas needs so we can include local online shops too.

Apply here to be featured in the Christmas magazine 2021!


Please fill out this form and answer all of the questions carefully. We will be informing those who have been accepted by mid-November. The magazine will be online, and will be promoted through Council channels, e.g. newsletters, social media.

Deadline for application is 11.59pm 31 October 2021.