Organic Food (Environment)
Gaia is situated in Leamington Spa and is a workers’ co-operative. Established in 1991 as an arts and crafts shop, it now mainly supplies wholefood and organic vegetables.
Apart from being environmentally friendly, Organic Food doesn’t use hydrogenated fats and controversial additives including aspartame, tartrazine, MSG, leading to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Lending in this sector include food shops, butchers and restaurants.
Energy is a necessity in modern life but the current dependence on fossil fuels to provide it has a high environmental and social impact. We believe that a fundamental transition is needed away from a carbon based economy to a renewable one. By lending and investing in this sector we try to stimulate this transition, with our main focus on financing solar, wind and hydro energy.