Make our Move

Want to do something good for the environment? Not sure where to start? Climate change is a huge issue, so it's easy to get overwhelmed, or confused about what we can actually do to help. 

You're not alone. In fact 2 in 3 of us are concerned with the impact of climate change, yet only 1 in 5 know what action we can take to reduce our impact. Over a third of us would like clearer guidance on what would make a difference and where to start. So we've done the hard work for you.

We’ve pulled together 12 clear actions you can take that'll have a positive impact. Luckily, decisions that are good for the environment are usually good for us too. They can save us money, keep us healthy, and be a great way to connect with others. Whether you just want to try some simple sustainable swaps, or are looking to extend your actions to your workplace and community, we've got ideas to help. 

Let's make our move, together. 

Why are renewables better?

Powering our homes with green energy (solar, wind, tidal) produces far, far less carbon emissions than burning fossil fuels coal, oil and gas.

When the UK Government signed the 2015 Paris agreement, they pledged to reach net zero emissions by 2050 and have just announced that all of the UK's electricity will come from clean sources by 2035.  

Generating our energy from renewable energy sources to power and heat our homes is a huge, huge part of this, so choosing a green tariff now is not only a great headstart but sends a strong message to decision makers and Government that we support the move away from fossil fuels in our energy system.

Plus, energy companies who use fossil fuels will be green with envy you’ve gone with another supplier, so will be encouraged to make the move to renewable energy sources too.

Luckily, it's simpler than ever to switch to a renewable energy tariff. Many more green energy companies have popped up over the years and are more affordable.

You also need to remember to switch once a year at most. Once you’ve switched the first time, set a ‘green energy check’ calendar reminder for when your tariff ends and you’ve done the hard work!

Check out our tips below for how to get going with your green tariff.

Watch

What is green energy and how does it get to our homes?

WATCH

Read

Not all green tariffs or suppliers are created equal... you'll find there are varying shades of green when it comes to what energy companies are offering.

Not to worry, this green accreditation guide gives energy suppliers a bronze, silver or gold rating depending on what proportion of their energy is certified renewable, how its purchased and whether it invests in long-term renewable energy projects.

READ

How To

Switching energy companies doesn't need to be daunting.

USwitch or Ofgem has a run-through of everything you'll need to get switching, the websites you can trust to do so and how to things to bear in mind when choosing.

Grab a cuppa, dig out your energy bill then follow their simple steps.

FIND OUT MORE

Make moves together

Many renewable tarriffs offer incentives for new joiners. If you have one, share yours with your friends, family and nighbours to get them on board too

Invest in renewables - or - support community energy projects for the community

DISCOVER ALL 12 #MAKEOURMOVE ACTIONS