What you can do
Croft Castle’s retail manager, Tina Bennett, has been boosting her green credentials since winning a year’s free electricity with Good Energy. ‘The last thing I won was a bottle of aftershave on a tombola, so to win the staff competition was brilliant,’ she said. Read how her rural home is becoming a power house for clean energy.
With renewable electricity supplier Good Energy you can be sure that your money will go towards supporting local people and communities that generate the nature power they buy. Some of their electricity is even generated on the land we look after. Plus we get up to £40 for everyone who switches - and with Good Energy freezing their prices until the end of March 2014, there’s no better time to make the switch.
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so why not search for a Green Open Homes event near you and copy some ideas to make your home more energy efficient. It's a great way to see what others have done and work out what green solutions might work well for you.
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me… a partridge in pumpkin soup? Looking for locally sourced food in season can lead to some wonderful discoveries. Why not try out Keith the chef’s warming partridge recipe - the perfect winter warmer.
'Growing your own veg is a great thing to do and you can do it even if you don't have a garden. Think of the reduced food miles and the taste benefits from growing your own.'
- Giles Palmer, head gardener at Chartwell.
There are plenty of small steps you could take in your own garden to help save water, attract wildlife and garden organically. Growing your own vegetables is a great way to reduce food miles and feel a connection to the land around us as Giles shows us in this short film.