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Building a greener society – heat wave blues

Behind this summer’s clear skies, climate pressures are mounting. As areas of the UK look set to return to above-average temperatures, Ecology non-executive director, Alison ...

2 August 2018 Read more
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Earth Overshoot Day: how can we reduce the impact of our buildings?

As Earth Overshoot Day looms large, we consider five ways to improve the environmental performance of the UK’s homes and buildings.  Ongoing speculation about the trajectory ...

24 July 2018 Read more
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AGM charity poll

Help us choose our AGM voting charity partner Every year we make a charitable donation when members vote in our AGM. International development charity Practical Action has been our ...

12 December 2018 Read more
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Latest Ecology News – our member newsletter

The latest issue of Ecology News, the newsletter for Ecology members, is now available to view here. In this 50th  issue we’re focusing on climate change – what ...

12 December 2018 Read more
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Ecology team SleepOut for Centrepoint

Team Ecology will be wrapping up and braving the cold to SleepOut at Bradford City FC to raise money for Centrepoint, the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity. Together with ...

20 November 2018 Read more
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Savings account interest rate increases

We are increasing the interest rates on a number of our savings accounts (with effect from 30 October 2018). As a result of these increases, the rate on all Ecology savings ...

23 October 2018 Read more
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Home retrofit: we need to talk supply and demand

It’s World Green Building Week (24 – 30 September) and we ask Julie Hirigoyen, Chief Executive of UKGBC (UK Green Building Council), to share her views on how green mortgages ...

25 September 2018 Read more
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Ecology joins Europe-wide green mortgage scheme

Ecology has signed up to participate in the Energy Efficient Mortgages Pilot Scheme. The scheme is part of the Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEM) Initiative which is looking at how ...

20 September 2018 Read more
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Straw bale building pioneers enter the Dragons Den

The profile of natural building and straw bale construction has received a big boost thanks to BBC TV’s Dragons’ Den. Barbara Jones and Eileen Sutherland of Straw Works pitched ...

4 September 2018 Read more
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Bank of England Base Rate Change

You may be aware that, on 2 August, the Bank of England announced an increase in its Base Rate to 0.75%. We are currently considering what this change means for our savings and ...

8 August 2018 Read more
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Latest Ecology News – our members’ newsletter

The latest issue of Ecology News, the newsletter for Ecology members, is now available to view here. The summer 2018 issue highlights how policymakers in the UK and Europe are ...

20 July 2018 Read more
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Join us at the launch screening of ‘Britain’s Housing Crisis – A People-Powered Solution?’

As part of our commitment to support community-led and affordable housing, we’re sponsoring the launch of Britain’s Housing Crisis – A People-Powered Solution?, a new ...

19 July 2018 Read more