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3 Acorns Eco-audits

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Charity Eco-Audits

3 Acorns Eco-Audits have wide experience of eco-audits in the charity sector.

Our founder Donnachadh McCarthy worked in the charity and not-for-profit sector for over a decade, which gives us an understanding of how the sector works and the special challenges that charities face when working to improve their environmental performance.

3 Acorns Eco-audits was commissioned by the Corporation of London to carry out an eco-audit project of 12 charities in the non-environmental sector in London, including the sector's three major umbrella bodies ACEVO, ACF and NCVO.

The project funded by the City Bridge Trust won a gold Green Apple Award, presented at the awards ceremony at the House of Commons. The following year it won the National Energy Efficiency Award.

The charities we have eco-audited have ranged from sheltered housing units to community transport charities to a book-service for the blind. Donnachadh worked for 7 years in the sector for The Lord’s Taverners children’s charity and was a charity trustee for 12 years.  

This helps us understand the special issues that face the charitable sector and we believe passionately that a well run charity also means an environmentally responsible charity.  

Charities that have been Eco-audited by 3 Acorns Eco-Audits include:

The Old Vic Theatre

RNID (Royal National Institute for the Deaf)

ACEVO (Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations)

ACF (Associations of Charitable Foundations)

NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations)

Worthing Churches Homeless Project

Hackney Community Transport

Merton VSC (Voluntary Services Council)

CSV (Community Service Volunteers)



ROTA (Race on the Agenda)

Calibre (Books for the blind)

Glebe House (Residential Community)

Oakbank Secondary School, Yorkshire

Live Sky TV Eco Audit for Lutterworth School


South London YMCA

Minority Rights Group

Cherry Orchards Therapeutic Community

Spitalfields City Farm

Southwark Citizens Advice Bureau

Merlewood Estate

Organiclea Community Nursery

Age UK London

East London Mosque

St Margaret’s Church

Motivaction Events Group