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New Renovation Mortgage

We’ve enhanced our range of green mortgages for renovations and whole house retrofit in a drive to accelerate the improvement of energy efficiency of existing homes to help meet ...

12 February 2021 Read more
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A Warm Hello From Lucia

Lucia Pollan, who is studying Sustainability and Environmental Management at the University of Leeds, has joined Ecology as our Sustainability and Communications student placement ...

17 February 2021 Read more
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Go Together, Go Far…..

At the Green Horizon Summit on ‘The Pivotal Role of Finance’ earlier this month, Mark Carney,  underlined the importance of the financial sector working together to ...

24 November 2020 Read more
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The UK Government’s Ten-Point Plan

The Prime Minister has unveiled his ten-point plan for a green industrial revolution, seen as a crucial part of levelling up the economy and delivering the Government’s target of ...

19 November 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