Welcome to the Naturesave guide to being green. We have researched the practical things you can do as an individual Read More
Catlin is currently committing to upgrading the environmental credentials of all of their existing building stock and locating new offices in environmentally accredited buildings. By the end of 2014, more than 63% of global staff will either be working in a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified office or in one undergoing certification, with a goal of 85% by 2019.
Park House Financial Services – Ethical Specialist Independent Financial Advice – working to provide individuals, businesses, charities and social enterprises with tailored advice on investments, insurance, mortgages, savings and pension plans to match budgets and beliefs. All Ethical / Green/ Socially responsible requirements analysed and catered for. Free initial meeting. Clear fee structure. UKSIF/ EIA/ EIRIS member.
As part of environmental policy and ethical stance, we make sure that we use companies that have a commitment towards the environment. Our phone lines and broadband are provided by BT who have a ‘Better Future’ programme which informs all the work they do. Specifically, their design stage determines a product’s environmental impact. It affects how it is manufactured, used and disposed of. BT have been working with the University of Cambridge Engineering Design Centre to develop the Designing Our Tomorrow (DOT) initiative to help designers consider how to improve the environmental impacts at each stage of the product’s life-cycle. You can see this thinking in BT’s new Hub 5 wireless router, which is packaged from recycled cardboard and includes intelligent power management which puts individual functions into power saving mode when not in use. Its slim-line design allows the delivery package to fit through most home letterboxes, improving the customer experience by avoiding the frustration of failed deliveries – also reducing the carbon impact of repeated delivery trips.
Barchester Green Investment – independent financial advisors on ethical investment
The Ethical Partnership – ethical financial advisers
Ethical Investors Group – ethical financial management and advice
Insuring It (UK) – site offering useful information about types of insurance
Findhorn Eco-Village – sustainable community living
Sloeberry Trading – The Duke of Cambridge – organic food pub in London
Ethical Consumer – scrutiniser of companies for concerned consumers
Greenphase – UK environmental directory
Bioregional Development Group – independent environmental organisation
Life Cycle UK – charity which encourages people to cycle
RenewableUK (formerly BWEA) – the trade and professional body for the UK wind and marine renewable information. Their website includes information on wind & marine energy, including a consumer guide for small scale wind turbines.
Association of British Insurers – Trade body representing around 400 insurance companies