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23 February 2018

When wildlife needs a helping hand

There are times when our animal and bird friends find themselves in a spot of bother. They might be youngsters that have been orphaned or whose home has been destroyed, or older ones that have been involved in an accident. Whatever the reason there’s help available at Oak & Furrows wildlife rescue centre.

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19 February 2018

Badly dressed bands, and the carbon footprint of getting dressed.

We focus on the three big things that affect climate change – energy, transport and food. But what about the bits people don’t necessarily think about? How about clothes? What was the carbon footprint of dressing Oasis in five hundred variations of parka coats in the 90s? 

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16 February 2018

London Fashion Week – which designers have gone green?

The fashion industry is known for being pretty heavy handed with its use of resources, and it contributes heavily to climate change. In fact, it’s the second dirtiest industry on the planet after oil.

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12 February 2018

A green future needs green kids!

The next generation are the guardians of the green revolution, but with a growing interest in digital technology, children are spending more time indoors than ever before.

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9 February 2018

Know your magpie from your moorhen

Nature is our theme for February, and our aim is to provide plenty of inspiration throughout the month for how you can make a positive impact to your surroundings. We’ve already shared our top tips on getting your garden ready for wildlife – if you haven’t done so already, check it out here.

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7 February 2018

How to make your garden a winner for wildlife

As the days get steadily longer and the chilly winter weather becomes less frequent, the time has come to start thinking about the garden. I sat down with Simon Pickering, our Principal Ecologist, and we came up with a list of things to consider as spring approaches.

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6 February 2018

“Fracking is being forced on local communities”

At the end of last week, I spent two incredible days meeting anti-fracking groups in Misson, Eckington and Ryedale, along with our campaigns manager Heather and filmmaker Alex.

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5 February 2018

We celebrate the RSPB throughout February

We work with many likeminded organisations who back our vision of a greener Britain – one of our longest standing relationships is with the excellent RSPB, who we’ve collaborated with since 2012.

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1 February 2018

Boycott the Big Six – Join our fight against fracking

We’ve always been an energy company with a conscience, but when we heard some staggering statistics about fracking recently, we knew we had to act. It’s almost unbelievable that while government data says just 16% of us are in favour of fracking, more than half of us are actually supporting it through our energy bills.

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29 January 2018

Thousands get Fully Charged with our EV tariff

With Britain’s electric vehicle revolution in full swing, there’s been an incredible response to Fully Charged, our new energy and EV bundle for electric car drivers, with thousands of customers old and new benefiting from cheaper charging at home and on the road via the Electric Highway.

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24 January 2018

Ecotricity’s ‘Boycott the Big Six’ calls for bill payers to fight fracking with their energy bills

Ecotricity – Britain’s greenest energy company, has kicked off a new campaign to highlight that despite mass rejection of fracking, the controversial method of extracting gas from the ground – 60% of Brits are paying to support it through their energy bills.

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