My Eco Blog
Hi, welcome to Nigel's Eco Store eco blog. Running Nigel's Eco Store is a great opportunity to explore all things resourceful, innovative and eco friendly. Find out more about our business, new products we come across, and the environmental issues we think about. I will be writing fairly regularly on all sorts of environmentally friendly (and other) topics. Please add a comment if you feel the urge - all feedback welcome!
Thursday, June 13th, 2013 by Nigel
If you’ve been watching your energy bills go up and up and would dearly love to do something about it, like getting solar panels installed on your roof, or by making large energy saving improvements to your home such as double glazing, a new boiler, or external wall insulation, but are wondering how you could pay for it, there are several ways…
Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 by Nigel
The other day I went to the launch of Brighton’s Green Deal Pioneer Places: 10 ‘leaky’ houses in the city that got government grants to be properly insulated, to showcase what the Green Deal could do.
It was quite inspiring. The grants had mainly been spent on….
Friday, May 31st, 2013 by Nigel
In the five years since the start of the banking crisis of 2008, when UK and global banks needed bailing out to the tune of £billions, and the financial scandals of last year, it’s been clear that changes to the current banking system are sorely needed.
So we’re pleased to have teamed up with Triodos Bank. Triodos believe that profit doesn’t need to be at the expense of the world’s most pressing environmental problems.
If you open an account and deposit £100 with Triodos bank through this link, they’ll give you a £40 voucher to spend on anything at Nigel’s Eco Store.
Friday, May 17th, 2013 by Nigel
I just read that MPs and tax campaigners in the UK have been up in arms again this week as more of Amazon’s tax avoidance comes to light.
Amazon’s US bosses are telling investors that they took sales from UK customers last year of £4.2bn, yet they only paid £3.2m in tax…
Thursday, May 16th, 2013 by Nigel
The theme for this year’s UN World Environment Day on the 5th June, is Think. Eat. Save. It’s a campaign aimed at reducing the 1.3 billion tonnes of food that is wasted each year, when 1 in every 7 people in the world still go to bed hungry.
But it’s not just a problem in developing countries. In the UK we…
Monday, May 13th, 2013 by Nigel
Here’s a quick snapshot of the weather in Brighton yesterday: morning sunny, mid morning overcast and windy, afternoon cold and windy, evening rainy.
I’ve just been sent a link to the Met Office blog, and I looked at it because I’m wondering, along with the rest of the UK, whether we’re going to have a great sun-filled summer this year, or…