Here at LittleBitGreen HQ (a small semi-detached in East Anglia), we of course write about being green. This includes important news from those not-so-small corporates, but also the smaller things such as plastic-free gifts and being vegan which can help to make that all important difference.
Some changes, while eco-friendly, can mean using a completely different alternative. For instance, opting to buy an extra pot of ground coffee than buying an expensive latte from a coffee chain that uses non-recyclable disposable cups. There are however choices that have no direct effect on the end product, and in fact would improve the overall experience you receive as a consumer.
Moving into our house in 2016, on of the many improtant decisions we had to make as a couple was whether to stick with our energy provider. We had been automatically paired with one of the ‘Big Six’, which are trusted by the majority of people as they are assumed to be more reliable and trustworthy. So much so that according to Compare the Market, 79% of us in the UK are with one of these companies.
There are plenty of other companies though, which meant we of course shopped around. Many were cheaper and made financial sense, however there were some that meant ethical and ecological sense.
The most obvious of these (and growing quickly too) was Bulb. Their customer service was rated highly and importantly, they use only 100% renewable electricity, from hydro, solar and wind sources. They also currently use 10% green gas, with aims to increase this percentage. We joined last year, and haven’t had any problems (and fingers crossed this will continue!)
That’s why we’ve teamed up with the fabulous team at Bulb Energy to provide our readers with £50 in free credit when you switch using our referral link. We like to be as transparent as possible, so LittleBigGreen get £50 in credit too, meaning we can continue to run purely off renewable energy!