A new £400,000 government funded project will start work this month to investigate whether gamification, including virtual currencies, competitions and raffles, can encourage electric car drivers to engage with Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technologies – and be a part of Britain’s smart energy grid future.
We love working with businesses that take sustainability to heart. Norfolk Gin do just that, while producing beautiful green-tinted, botanical (wait for it) gin, handcrafted in (you guessed it!) Norfolk. We spoke to their Director and Chief Gin Maker, Jonathan, who told us all about how their gin’s not just green in colour.
Deep in the ancient woodlands of the Cranbourne Chase lie the Larmer Tree Gardens. During their first creation in Victorian times, music and entertainment were important features, with singing, plays and poetry recitals entertaining over 44,000 visitors a year by 1899. In the evening the gardens were illuminated by thousands of lights, and there was dancing in the open air. The novelist and poet, Thomas Hardy, described it as “quite the prettiest sight I ever saw in my life”. However, following the death of the owner in 1900, the gardens closed.
It’s refreshing when you discover a business that has strong environmental and ethical principles.
That’s what we found when we took a trip to Totnes in Devon recently to meet Richard, his wife Nicola and his daughter Willow, who run Earth.Food.Love – the UK’s first zero waste shop.
Britain’s greenest energy company, Ecotricity, will power over 50 intimate and exclusive gigs with 100% green electricity this summer when it takes over the Lower Lawns at Larmer Tree Festival.
In 2007 Pulsin sold their very first raw vegan nutrition bar. It was the start of a journey that’s seen them triple their output since 2012, now with an annual production that exceeds five million bars. And that’s not all they make: their ever-expanding menu includes raw chocolate brownies, fruity oat bars and vegan-friendly protein powders. Pulsin is powered by green energy from Ecotricity, so Max Boon and Alex Tyler from our Communications team visited their factory to find out more.
In the words of Ecotricity founder Dale Vince: “it’s a mad car.” Dale wanted to smash the stereotype of electric cars as “something Noddy would drive – slow, boring, not cool.” So a team of ex-motorsports engineers spent two years making Dale’s vision a reality and in 2012, The Nemesis became the fastest electric vehicle in the UK.
Ecotricity founder Dale Vince sat down with Robert Llewellyn recently to catch up on all the latest Ecotricity news and look ahead to Fully Charged Live.
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.