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19 July 2018

2018: A Face Odyssey

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.

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6 March 2018

More plastic than fish in the oceans?

Our oceans just can’t stomach any more plastic. It’s unavoidable. The issue is increasingly in the news, and the spotlight has really begun to shine on the devastating effects of plastic pollution.

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26 February 2018

Ride the ethical shopping wave

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.

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23 February 2018

When wildlife needs a helping hand

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.

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Ecotricity logo between woman wearing green coat, scarf, gloves, jeans and ankle boots; and man wearing navy jacket, jeans and white trainers.
19 February 2018

Badly dressed bands, and 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? How about clothes? What was the carbon footprint of dressing Oasis in five hundred variations of parka coats in the 90s? 

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Ecotricity carbon savings in UK fashion, with models walking down a catwalk
16 February 2018

London Fashion Week – which designers have gone green?

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.

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12 February 2018

A green future needs green kids!

The next generation are the guardians of the green revolution, but with a growing interest in digital technology, children are spending more time indoors than ever before.

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9 February 2018

Know your magpie from your moorhen

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.

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Get your garden ready for wildlife bird house hanging from a branch in a garden
7 February 2018

How to make your garden a winner for wildlife

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.

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Ecotricity staff holding a placard at anti-fracking demonstrations in Misson, Eckington and Ryedale
6 February 2018

“Fracking is being forced on local communities”

At the end of last week, I spent two incredible days meeting anti-fracking groups in Misson, Eckington and Ryedale, along with our campaigns manager Heather and filmmaker Alex.

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Woodpecker perched on the side of a tree with RSPB logo Giving Nature a Home
5 February 2018

We celebrate the RSPB throughout February

We work with many likeminded organisations who back our vision of a greener Britain – one of our longest standing relationships is with the excellent RSPB, who we’ve collaborated with since 2012.

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