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Renewable Energy Alternatives For Your Home with Greenheart Installations

April 20th, 2010 · 20 Comments · Environment, Small Companies, Sustainability

Like charity and family values, energy efficiency begins at home. So with your washing on at 30 and the kettle half full you might be looking at your rickety old boiler as the biggest energy thief in the kitchen, but before you rush out and buy the combi-boiler they’ve got next door, take a minute [...]

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Kind Toys From The Organic Toy Company

October 28th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Environment, Organic, Sustainability

I’ve learnt a lot. Take cotton, for example.  A simple, natural material, you might think, but Natalie Southgate, founder of The Organic Toy Company knows otherwise.

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Duchy Originals: Are Good, Do Good, Taste Good!

October 26th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Environment, Organic, Sustainability

Established in 1990 by Prince Charles, Duchy Originals is a pioneer of the organic food movement. Beginning with a humble oaten biscuit in 1992, a recent partnership with Waitrose means the Duchy range will include over 500 organic products (see video below). Despite their success Duchy have remained true to the laudable values laid out [...]

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Calling All Single Gloves

October 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Environment, Non profit, Recycling, Special Occasions, Sustainability

Remember Green Thing? We introduced you to him last year and while he may appear to be a hideous monster he is, in fact, not hideous at all.

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Employees Rewarded for Reducing Carbon Footprint

September 24th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Big Companies, Environment, Lovely to Staff, Sustainability

How would you like your employer to hold you accountable for your carbon footprint? WSP Group is doing just that.  The global management and consultancy service is pioneering a novel way to reduce the carbon footprint of its employees.

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Graze deliver lunchboxes to your office

March 17th, 2009 · No Comments · Environment, Small Companies, Sustainability

I’ve been meaning to write about Graze for some time now and today there are some discount codes floating about on Twitter so, if you’re quick, you can read about the product and try it for free! The idea behind Graze is simple. Delicious, healthy food, delivered straight to your desk at work. You can [...]

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More from Method

March 5th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Environment, Lovely People

My friend Jonny Philp (founder of OW! Health) recently sent me a link to a video of one of the Method cofounders talking about his company. We’ve written about Method before here. See what you think of this:

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GoodGuide: “Goodness” Ratings of Consumer Products

February 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Environment, Sustainability

GoodGuide.com provides the world’s largest and most reliable source of information on the health, environmental, and social impacts of the products in your home. It can help you answer such questions as “Is my shampoo safe?” and “What are the safest toys for my children?” GoodGuide was started by Dara O’Rourke as “a ‘For Benefit’ [...]

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Are You Inadvertantly Wasting Fuel?

January 29th, 2009 · No Comments · Climate Change, Environment, Sustainability

Here’s a little tip from the lovely folk at Method that we spotted a while ago on their blog People Against Dirty… When you’ve finished filling up your car with fuel make sure you do up the petrol cap nice and tight – it should click three times – otherwise some of your fuel will [...]

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The OWL

January 28th, 2009 · No Comments · Climate Change, Environment, Small Companies, Sustainability

An OWL arrived at LovelyCompanies.com HQ over Christmas and I thought it was worthy of a quick review… The OWL is a nifty little mobile device that you can put anywhere in your house and it displays your current electricity usage in a couple of different units including pence/hour and kg of greenhouse gas/hour.  A [...]

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Lovely Company: MoreEco

December 13th, 2008 · 6 Comments · Affiliates, Climate Change, Environment, Small Companies, Sustainability

Another lovely company that got in touch with us recently is MoreEco. MoreEco is an eco shopping reward site… We search the internet for the best organic, green, environmental, and natural online retailers and negotiate with them a reward level which can be passed on to the moreeco registered users. For every 10 points a [...]

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Everyclick Raises The ‘Charity Christmas Cards’ Bar

December 12th, 2008 · No Comments · Charities, Environment, Fundraising

Rumour has it that sometimes when you buy charity Christmas cards, the charity can sometimes receive as little as 4% of the sale price. Earlier in the week we wrote about Touchnote who are running an offer that gives 100% of the proceeds from Christmas card sales to one of four charities. Yesterday, the folks [...]

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Lovely Company: Method

December 5th, 2008 · No Comments · Environment, Small Companies, Sustainability

Allow me to introduce you to Method. These fine folks make eco-friendly cleaning products, free from all the usual nasty chemicals. The quiet lifestyles of founders, Eric and Adam, led them to the idea for the company… After their notorious house parties, they’d have to clean up, but the products they found made them cough [...]

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