Britain’s greenest energy company, Ecotricity, is joining forces with the National Forest Company to support the development of England’s first large-scale forest to be created in a thousand years.
Say bee to most people and their first thoughts are of honey, hives, white suits and stings! But did you know that around 90% of bee species in the UK are solitary, meaning they don’t produce honey, don’t have a queen to protect, live alone and generally aren’t aggressive as they have nothing to protect. We spoke to Faye from Green&Blue, who told us all about them.
On 16 March, 200 people gathered from around the country for a ‘Jig at the Rig’ in support of local protestors resisting Cuadrilla’s fracking operations at Preston New Road. Organised by Reclaim the Power, the all-day shut down of the fracking site featured live music, poetry and a dance-off in the tracks of Lancashire’s drilling trucks, right outside the gate.
Winter may be officially over, but the cold weather doesn’t seem to agree. Repeated attacks by the ‘Beast from the East’ have seen many of us cranking up our gas-fired heating systems. And with a potential third beastly attack of the cold due soon, many people might be concerned about the impact all this heating may have on their energy bills.
One of our most recent and hard-hitting examples of people power has come in the fight against fracking. We’re dedicated to fighting this harmful industry, actively making a stand by launching our ‘Boycott the Big Six’ campaign. We’ve been out at fracking sites to support the protestors, meeting people who are quite literally on the frontline.
Our customers are some of the greenest people around, and Daniel Raven-Ellison is certainly no exception. As well as doing everything he can in his own life to promote sustainability, he coordinates the campaign to make London the world’s first National Park City in 2019.
At Ecotricity we’re really lucky to have people who are passionate about our mission to make Britain greener. They really help us to do more when it comes to spreading the green message, and we love to support them whenever possible as they pursue their own goals.