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12 September 2019

How to live greener by ditching fast fashion

The fashion industry is one of the biggest pollutants in the world, second only to oil. It pollutes our rivers and oceans, destroys our rainforests, makes up 10% of all carbon emissions, and mostly ends up in landfill.

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Brexit flag on Ecotricity head quarters building
9 May 2019

Brexit: how a no deal exit from the EU could impact climate change

A no deal exit from the European Union (EU) doesn’t just risk the UK’s economic and political stability – it comes with huge risks to the environment too. Here’s how a hard Brexit could impact climate change.

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Top tips to be more sustainable with your tech
2 May 2019

Top tips to be more sustainable with your tech

Over the last decade, we’ve become totally addicted to tech. Most of us own a smartphone or tablet, we spend more time on the internet, and we’re constantly on the hunt for the next upgrade. All that tech is having a serious impact on our digital carbon footprint – so here’s how you can be more sustainable with yours.

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Buff-tailed bumblebee – Grahame Madge (rspb-images.com)
23 April 2019

Making space for nature: how to help British wildlife

British wildlife is in decline. Many people don’t realise it, but some of Britain’s best-loved species are under threat. Luckily, there is something we can all do about it. No matter where you live, you can help make space for nature and protect our wildlife.

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Ecotricity wind turbines in a field at Alveston in Gloucestershire
5 April 2019

What’s happening to the UK energy industry?

2018 was an unpredictable year for the energy industry. Here’s what you need to know about the state of the UK energy industry.

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26 March 2019

Seven plastics hidden around your home

There are lots of reasons that plastic is a problem. Its production contributes massively to global warming, and there’s so much plastic in the ocean that it’s seriously harming marine life. There are some plastic products that are easy to recognise you’re using and stop buying – plastic bottled water or food wrappers, for example.

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Plastic bottles filled with non recyclable plastic
20 March 2019

What is an ecobrick?

There are lots of easy ways you can cut down your single-use plastic, but what should you do with the plastic that you can’t avoid? Ecobricks are an ethical way of using up the plastic that can’t be recycled and won’t break down. Here’s everything you need to know about ecobricks.

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Dale Vince speaking at the Green Britain Partnership at Forest Green Rovers
19 March 2019

Four top tips to be more sustainable

Last week, we held our Green Britain Partnership event – a chance to bring together some of the green-minded charities and businesses we work with to share our ideas for fighting climate change and building a greener Britain.

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End the ban on onshore wind turbines Ecotricity alternative Spring Statement 2019
15 March 2019

Response to the Spring Statement 2019

Chancellor Phillip Hammond pitched his ‘clean growth’ strategy in this week’s Spring Statement address. But the policies appear to be little else than a thinly veiled attempt to alleviate environmental concerns and rebrand the Tory government as climate-conscious.

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11 March 2019

How hard is it to go plastic free?

We all know that plastic is a big problem, and that it’s important to cut down on single-use plastic where we can. But how easy is it really? Daisy, our Social Media Executive, talks about how she’s finding the move to living a plastic-free life.

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Top tips to go plastic free with an image of a whale surrounded by plastic rubbish on a blue background
1 March 2019

Tips for cutting plastic out of your life

There’s no denying that plastic pollution is a big problem. It might seem like an impossible situation, but there are lots of things we can do to help prevent less plastic going into the ocean in the first place.

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