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The Rise of Veganism with TheVeganKind image
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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Down to Earth: Powered by Ecotricity
10 October 2018

Down to Earth: Powered by Ecotricity

As Britain’s greenest energy company, we focus on sustainability for the good of the planet. We recently met with one of our green energy customers Down to Earth, a social enterprise on the Gower who are using sustainability with a different aim – to improve people’s mental health.

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How to create a hedgehog friendly garden with Ecotricity
9 October 2018

How to create a hedgehog friendly garden

Having a hedgehog in the garden is really beneficial if you’re a gardener, as they eat all the slugs and snails they can get their little mouths on. Here are a few things you can do to make sure your garden is a welcoming place for these helpful hogs.

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World Vegetarian Day October 1
1 October 2018

It's time to try a meat-free diet

The first of October 2018 is World Vegetarian Day (WVD) and also the annual kick-off to Vegetarian Awareness Month, where people are encouraged to take part, discuss and spread the word of vegetarianism.

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Battery storage words with a depiction of a battery
28 September 2018

Storing green energy for the future

The future of energy is green. It needs to be as the impact of fossil fuels can clearly be seen in the effects of climate change. Greenhouse gasses are causing a steady rise in global warming, and the need to move away from damaging ‘brown energy’ is more pressing than ever.

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Forest Green Rovers win UN award
28 September 2018

Forest Green Rovers win climate change award in New York

The world’s greenest football club has been presented with the Momentum for Change climate action award in New York. FGR received the award in the Climate Neutral Now category, after being recognised by the United Nations as the first carbon neutral football club in the world.

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Feed-in Tariff at Ecotricity, depicting a house with solar panels and a windmill
27 September 2018

Feed-in Tariff for dummies

If you’re new to the Feed-in Tariff, it can seem a bit confusing. We chatted to John Hill, Electrical Project Manager at Ecotricity about his solar panels and how it all works.

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The Centre for Alternative Technology
25 September 2018

Greening up Britain with CAT

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a charity dedicated to helping people go greener. It’s an amazing place where our green Britain mission comes to life.

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The Marine Conservation Society's Great British Beach Clean with Ecotricity, image of an island with plastic litter on it.
24 September 2018

Life’s a plastic-free beach

The plastic problem is all over the news – the United Nations has warned that marine life is facing “irreparable damage” from the millions of tonnes of plastic waste that ends up in the oceans each year.

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World car free day, with a depiction of a young woman riding a bike and a city landscape behind her
21 September 2018

Ditch the car and put power to the pedal

It’s World Car Free Day (22 September)! To celebrate, we chatted to one of our Staff Writers, Emma, about how she avoids cars and prefers pedal power.

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a day in the life of an energy trader graphic.
19 September 2018

A day in the life of an energy trader

A day in the life of… Kam, Energy Spot Trader

Some people in Ecotricity have to keep an eye on the energy we’ve got 24 hours a day. While we make a lot of the energy we supply to our customers, we also have to buy some from the energy market – and that means keeping tabs on what we’ve got and what we need every half an hour of every day! That’s where Kam comes in …  

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