National Trust and Good Energy to tackle climate change in renewed pioneering partnership
Europe’s largest conservation charity, the National Trust, has announced today that it will be continuing its relationship with green electricity supplier Good Energy for a further two years.
The partnership will see the two organisations working together to raise awareness of climate change, inspiring the Trust’s four million members to do something simple to tackle the issue by switching to Good Energy’s 100% renewable electricity.
Juliet Davenport OBE, CEO and founder of Good Energy said: “Climate change is everyone’s business and we want more people to be aware not only of the issues facing us but also to give simple and practical steps on what we can all do to be part of the solution.
“As the world’s politicians meet in Paris to thrash out an agreement to limit climate change, we think that normal people – like Trust members – can have just as big a say on our planet’s future. If 1 in 10 National Trust members switched to Good Energy we’d save 320,000 tonnes of CO2 every year. That's like taking 200,000 cars off the UK's streets!
“It’s been great working with the National Trust over the last few years and we’re excited to begin the next stage of our renewable journey together.”
National Trust rural enterprises director, Patrick Begg, said: “We are really pleased to be able to continue our partnership with Good Energy which has helped to showcase how renewable technologies can be made to work in some of the country’s most sensitive landscapes and historic environments.
“By signing up to Good Energy our members can support the work we do to help maintain a healthy, beautiful natural environment in the face of today’s conservation challenges.”
Good Energy customer Rachel Cox, a Teaching Assistant from Nottingham said:
“I signed up to Good Energy just over a year ago after seeing all the fantastic work they were doing with the National Trust. As someone who is increasingly concerned about climate change I care about where my energy comes from.
“As a lifelong National Trust member, it’s great to see such an iconic organisation working to promote and inspire its supporters towards a greener future. Choosing a renewable energy company has made me feel that I’m doing my bit to help save the planet.”
Supporters who are inspired to switch to Good Energy’s 100% renewable electricity or dual fuel tariffs will receive a National Trust gift card worth up to £40 when quoting ‘National Trust’. For every year they remain a customer, Good Energy will also donate the same sum to the National Trust to help support them in their conservation work.
To sign up or get a quote call 0800 254 0000 or visit: www.goodenergy.co.uk/national-trust
Photograph shows James Lloyd, Senior External Affairs Advisor at the National Trust and Charmaine Coutinho, Business Development Manager at Good Energy
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Notes to editors
- Good Energy and the National Trust first announced their partnership in 2013 with the launch of the Trust’s £3.5 million pilot renewable energy investment programme.
- Following the success of five renewable energy pilot projects, the National Trust has announced an investment of £30m in more than 40 further renewable energy schemes at places in its care.
- The Trust has committed to reducing its energy use by 20 per cent, halving fossil fuel consumption and generating 50 per cent of its energy from renewable energy sources by 2020. This will enable the charity to reduce its energy costs by more than £4 million per annum, releasing more money for conservation work.
- For more information on the partnership, statistic, switching to Good Energy and for T’s & C’s visit: www.goodenergy.co.uk/national-trust
- Switching offer available until 06/11/2017
- Find out more about the Trust’s energy work at: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/energy
About Good Energy www.goodenergy.co.uk
Good Energy is a fast-growing green energy company, generating and selling 100% renewable electricity to homes and businesses across the UK, all wrapped up in great customer service. Our mission is to support change in the energy market, tackle climate change and boost energy security. Good Energy has consistently been ranked top or second in Which? energy company customer satisfaction surveys for the past four years. Good Energy invests in renewable energy including wind, solar, hydro and tidal.
About the National Trust
The National Trust looks after more than 250,000 hectares of countryside, 775 miles of coastline and hundreds of special places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. For more information and ideas for great value family days out go to: www.nationaltrust.org.uk
The National Trust has committed to reducing its energy use by 20 per cent and generating 50 per cent of its energy from renewable energy sources by 2020. This will enable the charity to reduce its energy costs by up to £4 million per year, releasing more money for conservation work.
Following the success of five renewable energy pilot projects the charity has announced investment of £30m in more than 40 further renewable energy schemes at places in its care.
Learn more about the National Trust’s energy work at: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/energy
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