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Key workers raising a windmill
30 September 2020

All you need to know about the Green Fightback

Our mission has always been to change the way energy is made and used, to create a greener Britain. Right now, only 30% or so of the country’s energy is green. And the climate crisis is only getting worse. The Green Fightback is a campaign to make Britain greener by moving more quickly towards 100% green energy, street by street across the entire country.

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Nurse wearing protective mask in front of field with windmill and rainbow
5 May 2020

Supporting our team, communities and the NHS in the fight against COVID-19

We care very deeply about what’s going on in the world, not just on our own doorstep. As coronavirus sweeps the globe, we want to update you on some of the ways we’ve been pitching in – like many others – to help. From supporting our team and communities, to providing food and housing to key workers.

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Illustration of drop in Nitrogen dioxide in China due to Coronavirus with title Coronavirus vs. the Climate
23 April 2020

Coronavirus vs. the Climate: The effects of COVID-19 on the environment

The world is in lockdown and it’s dramatically affecting the climate. The lockdowns put in place to try and slow the spread of COVID-19 are having remarkable effects on the climate.

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Bee sitting on white flower close up
22 April 2020

World Earth Day: 50 years of bee decline

Today marks the 50th anniversary of World Earth Day. We thought we’d mark the day by highlighting the threat to bee populations all over the world but especially here in the U.K.

We’ve even attached a handy printable guide to building a bee hotel in your garden. It makes a great place to create a nesting and foraging habitat for bees.

 

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Trees smouldering surrounded by smoke
31 March 2020

Climate emergency: what’s the plan?

The first edition of our Partner of the Month blogs, we have joined with Friends of the Earth to bring you... Climate emergency: what’s the plan? - We're in danger of going past points of no return: tipping points that will accelerate global warming and cause an irreversible collapse of natural systems that we depend on as well as causing significant harm to millions of people, now and in the future.

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Woman saving energy working from home at desk with laptop and notepad
24 March 2020

How to save energy when working from home

Using more gas and electricity while working from home is inevitable which is why we have some energy saving tips to share with you, to help you reduce your energy consumption.

 

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21 March 2020

Sanitise Your Home the Natural Way

Some of our colleagues here at Ecotricity have been busy mixing and blending their own eco-friendly sanitisers and we thought we’d share them with you.

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People gather arm in arm to support each other with Eco anxiety
12 March 2020

Escape Eco Anxiety

Many of us are suffering mental health effects from worrying about the climate crisis. Climate change is all around us. Both locally and globally, it can feel difficult to escape the bad news. So what can you do to fight eco anxiety? Here's some things we think can help. 

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Ecotricity employees join climate change march waving flags in Bristol with Greta Thunberg
7 March 2020

Ecotricity march with Greta

Ecotricity join the Bristol climate change strike

On Friday 28 February, we took to the streets of Bristol with over 30,000 protestors with climate change activist and TIME magazine Person of the Year, Greta Thunberg for a climate strike demanding action on the worsening climate crisis.

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Climate Justice
4 March 2020

Environmentalists follow Heathrow ruling by calling on government to end fossil fuel developments

Dale Vince, George Monbiot and Good Law Project seek review of out-of-date planning policies

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Ethical Christmas
20 December 2019

Have yourself an ethical Christmas

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be the most wasteful. All of the Christmas excitement can turn into pressure to spend more money to make the perfect Christmas. But don’t worry – our friends over at the Ethical Superstore have put together this handy guide to help make your Christmas the most sustainable ever!

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