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17 January 2019

The rise of veganism with TheVeganKind

Veganism was more popular than ever in 2018, and looks set to grow even more in 2019.

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3 December 2018

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, like the clothes you wear? Here's our look at the impact your everyday threads have on the environment.

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Mushroom and chestnut wellington Meat Free Monday recipe
3 December 2018

Meat Free Monday – Christmas recipe #1

We’re now in December, so it’s time to draw the curtains, put another log on the fire, and start thinking about Christmas. To help you out, we’re bringing you recipes to create a complete vegan Christmas dinner every Monday until the big day.

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30 November 2018

Fake vs real Christmas tree: what’s better for the environment?

It’s an annual dilemma for many, whether you grace your home with the smell of a real tree or go for a less labour-intensive plastic variety. For lots of us, the question of environmental impact has become an understandable concern.

At first glance it may seem an obvious choice – surely with the devastating plastic problem and the use of oil contributing to global warming, it’s got to be a real tree? Well, it may not be that simple.

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29 November 2018

The Ecotricity ethical guide to shopping

The impact of consumer culture has reached crisis point for our planet, as it struggles to keep up with the demands of our growing population.

But thankfully, the call for ethical produce is getting louder and manufacturers are paying attention. Here’s how you can start shopping more ethically. 

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Food industry aims to green up with Ecotricity partnership
26 November 2018

Food industry aims to green up with Ecotricity partnership

Ecotricity, Britain’s greenest energy company, has launched a new partnership with the Sustainable Restaurant Association, which will encourage the foodservice industry to make smart decisions about how they power their businesses as part of an ongoing drive to work more sustainably.

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Meat Free Monday vegan mac and cheese
26 November 2018

Meat Free Monday – recipe #4

It’s the last Meat Free Monday of November, so here’s our delicious mac n’ cheese – with a twist.

The twist is that it contains no macaroni and no cheese – but this plant-based version will still hit the spot.

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21 November 2018

Green alternatives to Black Friday

Here’s what you need to know about the carbon footprint of Black Friday, and how to reduce your CO2 emissions this Christmas shopping season.

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19 November 2018

Meat Free Monday - recipe #3

If you’re thinking about going vegan but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge, why not give Meat Free Mondays a go? It’s a great way to start trying some plant-based recipes and dramatically reduce your carbon footprint. Here’s our recipe for a vegan spaghetti bolognese – you won’t even miss the meat!

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19 November 2018

Oreo birthday cake

We’ve been working with Forest Green Rovers Football Club for the last 8 years, taking our sustainability message to a brand new, worldwide audience. We’ve helped them become what FIFA described, ‘the greenest football club on the planet’. With the club celebrating its vegan birthday today, their Head Chef, Jade Crawford, is sharing her recipe for a delicious Oreo birthday cake.

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15 November 2018

How to go vegan on a budget

Following a plant-based diet on a budget doesn’t mean you have to live off potatoes. We’ve put together a handy guide on how to stick to a vegan diet without breaking the bank.

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