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Ecology accelerates its mission to build a greener society through raising of additional capital

The Society has secured £3m of investment through an issue of Core Capital Deferred Shares (CCDS), which will enable us to further grow our sustainable lending, invest in ...

18 September 2020 Read more
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Ecology joins coalition to report the impact of our lending on carbon emissions

We’ve signed up to the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) coalition in the UK in order to report the impact of our lending on carbon emissions. PCAF is an ...

17 September 2020 Read more
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Charlotte & Alex’s self-build

To mark this year’s Right to Build Day (30 October 2020), Ecology borrower, Charlotte, shares her story of building a new energy-efficient timber-framed home in ...

29 October 2020 Read more
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Financial activism – use your money for positive change

How do we face the astonishing challenges that 2020 has brought into stark relief? We have known for many years that our ever-increasing consumption, and the resulting demand for ...

26 October 2020 Read more
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Where the wild things grow

Thanks to the hard work of ‘Those Plant People’, Ecology’s permaculture garden is a haven for wildlife and a productive food-growing space for colleagues. Here, ...

10 August 2020 Read more
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Opening lenders’ doors to community-led housing

A new report from Community Led Homes explores how to encourage more banks and building societies to get behind the community-led housing sector after finding a lack of awareness ...

28 July 2020 Read more
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Community green space and the road to recovery

Since lockdown began, the value of the UK’s green spaces, particularly in and around urban areas, has become clearer than ever. Amidst uncertainty, restriction and adaptation, ...

26 May 2020 Read more
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A Home For Wildlife

Our homes, gardens and cities don’t always make life easy for wildlife. Impermeable surfaces, an absence of nooks and crannies, and an over-emphasis on ‘neat and tidy’ can ...

5 February 2020 Read more
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Climate strike: One Week On

On Friday 20 September, millions of people from across the globe united to call for climate justice. Inspired by the youth-led school strike for climate, marches took place around ...

26 September 2019 Read more
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Saving For A Bright Green future

As younger people are raising their voice in defence of the environment, Bright Green Future graduate and new Ecology employee, Kristi Bergman, explains why she wants to see her ...

22 August 2019 Read more
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Global Action On Climate Needed

In our latest issue of Ecology’s building a greener society blog, we analyse some of the key climate stories hitting the headlines. Global Strike for Climate The Ecology team ...

6 August 2019 Read more
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The Public Awakes, But Will The Government Listen?

Ecology non-executive director, Alison Vipond, analyses some of the key climate stories hitting the headlines. The UK’s commitment to achieving net zero by 2050 Earlier this ...

28 June 2019 Read more