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Phoebe in a make-up studio standing next to her face paints with studio lights around her
19 July 2018

2018: A Face Odyssey

Ecotricity people love to deliver our green message every day. And we love that so many of them have rich and varied skills and talents. Phoebe works in our Home Moves department and has been with us for nearly two years. In that time, she’s also been running a fantastic face painting business which, luckily for us, means we get her great skills at a number of our events. We chatted with Phoebe recently to find out more.

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Ancients of the future
25 May 2018

In praise of rotten wood

An astonishing amount of UK wildlife (over 2000 species) is reliant on ancient trees. But historic wood pasture and parkland is actually under threat and declining. There’s the growing threat from tree diseases and climate change, but of greatest concern is the age gap between existing ancient trees and future generations.

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the cotswold hare trail sculpture at Forest Green Rovers
24 May 2018

Hare-y Kane makes New Lawn debut

Hare-y Kane has made his first appearance in a Forest Green Rovers shirt, after being installed at The New Lawn as part of the Cotswolds Hare Trail.

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Foreground image of bee entering a wood cavity next to background image of a bee hotel
18 May 2018

A home for bees

The decline in bees is clearly evident, with 35 of UK bee species now under threat of extinction. One of the biggest factors affecting bees is the loss of suitable habitat.

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Bircher muesli in mason jar topped with strawberries and blueberries
18 May 2018

Bircher muesli for National Vegetarian Week

To continue celebrating National Vegetarian Week, here’s a great vegan version of the classic breakfast, bircher muesli. It’s super healthy, only takes 15 minutes to prepare (then overnight in the fridge) and is perfect for the working week.

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Friends of the Earth Great British Bee Count woman with camera photographing bee on a flower
17 May 2018

Grow weeds to help bees!

Ecotricity founder Dale Vince has joined wildlife and gardening experts up and down the country in calling on the public to grow weeds to help save Britain’s bees.

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Ecotricity founder Dale Vince 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2018
16 May 2018

Dale describes the future of “inspiring” Ecotricity

Ecotricity has been identified as a ‘Company to Inspire Britain’ by the London Stock Exchange Group for the second year in a row - find out what Dale had to say to the organisers about the future of Ecotricity and the energy industry.

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16 May 2018

Beware what’s in your plant pot

As the weather gets warmer, you may be thinking about sprucing up your garden. Potted plants are a great way to get started, but they need to be carefully considered.

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Chickpea no tuna sandwich with lettuce made with brown bread on a white dinner plate
16 May 2018

Chickpea 'tuna' for National Vegetarian Week

To celebrate National Vegetarian Week, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Vegan Punks to create a simple weekday lunch, perfect for summer months.

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Line drawing of person windsurfing in a lake with wind turbines in the distance
9 May 2018

English & Scottish tidal lagoon schemes emerge on morning of Swansea Bay review

Ecotricity has today presented the government with two alternative tidal lagoon proposals, ahead of a joint select committee review of the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project and the government decision making process behind what some describe as a delay.

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Aerial view of English Heritage site Tintagel Castle hillside and sea in Cornwall
9 May 2018

Ecotricity and English Heritage launch green energy partnership

The world’s first green electricity company, Ecotricity, has launched a new partnership with English Heritage which will see some of the country’s most historic sites become more sustainable.

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