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.
Here at Britain’s greenest energy company, we’re on a mission: to create a greener Britain by changing the way people think about energy, transport and food. Those are three big areas we need to change. Together, they make up 80% of our personal carbon footprints, so by changing our attitudes in these three areas we can make a huge difference in fighting climate change.
There are times when our animal and bird friends find themselves in a spot of bother. They might be youngsters that have been orphaned or whose home has been destroyed, or older ones that have been involved in an accident. Whatever the reason there’s help available at Oak & Furrows wildlife rescue centre.
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? How about clothes? What was the carbon footprint of dressing Oasis in five hundred variations of parka coats in the 90s?
The fashion industry is known for being pretty heavy handed with its use of resources, and it contributes heavily to climate change. In fact, it’s the second dirtiest industry on the planet after oil.
Nature is our theme for February, and our aim is to provide plenty of inspiration throughout the month for how you can make a positive impact to your surroundings. We’ve already shared our top tips on getting your garden ready for wildlife – if you haven’t done so already, check it out here.
As the days get steadily longer and the chilly winter weather becomes less frequent, the time has come to start thinking about the garden. I sat down with Simon Pickering, our Principal Ecologist, and we came up with a list of things to consider as spring approaches.