31st Mar 2021
I started this series of posts originally to highlight how our clients were supporting others, adapting, suriviving and generally doing amazing things in the first lockdown of March 2020. Although one year later the lockdown situation is slowly, gradually changing our clients' hard work, kindness and tenacity isn't. So, here is the latest installment of Green Hosting clients doing amazing things...
Wild Intrigue, hosts of unique wildlife events to re-connect everyone with nature, choose Green Hosting to power their website.
Rafa Rafa, organic clothing brand that funds small-scale, volunteer-led environmental projects power their website with Green Hosting.
Mellow Grove, a permaculture smallholding producing food, providing therapeutic programmes in nature, giving bereavement support and green burials chose to power their website with Green Hosting.
Conscious Skincare hosted giveaways of their beautiful, organic skincare products throughout the month.
Caitlin Job, copywriter & French to English translator specialising in ecotourism, ethical marketing and international development chose to power their website with Green Hosting.
Scottish Ecological Design Association hosted a series of conversations with experts about rural land use in Scotland, focussing on issues such as biodiversity, health and wellbeing, carbon capture and employment.
Support for Carers continued their weekly, much needed online support groups for carers in Leicestershire
The Abdication Micropub celebrated International Women's Day by holding an online beer tasting session with all women brewers.
26th Mar 2021
Did you know that we have Green Hosting badges for our clients to display on their websites?
If you are using our hosting service, go ahead and tell the world that you have chosen to power your site 100% by the wind!
We have a range of different sized badges and an option of full colour or grey and white. To use a badge, hop over to our support page and copy the code for the badge of your choice. If you would like some help then do get in touch with us through our helpdesk.
3rd Mar 2021
What a month February was! Despite it being the shortest of the year it feels like a lot has happened. We went from freezing ice and snow to sunshine and milder days, from full lockdown to plans for businesses and opportunities opening back up. Our clients have been super busy too and here are the amazing things some of them have been doing...
Laura from Fuzzfox has been filming virtual PE classes for kids with a historical theme.
Greens Windmill took advantage of the change in weather which brought high winds from the south. They worked long hours once again to produce flour for the city.
Conservation Through Public Health provide training to reformed poachers to support their needs and help them to work in harmony with wildlife whilst protecting themselves from COVID-19 and preventing transmission to gorillas and other wildlife.
28th Jan 2021
When I first started writing these posts back in March 2020 about the wonderful things our clients were doing to adjust to lockdown I never imagined that we would be in the same position again this January. However, here we are and our clients are still amazing us with their creativity, tenacity and kindness...
#EthicalHour published their #ShopEthicalInstead impact report from the campaign they ran in November 2020. #ShopEthicalInstead is the antithesis of Black Friday, raising up businesses that care about people and the planet and encouraging shoppers to reject the wastefulness that comes with big brands' 'bargains' that aren't really much of a bargain at all. No spoilers but I will say it was a great success!
Rob Bartlett launches his new and frankly genius planet friendly icon set. Coined by Rob, it is in fact the world’s first Econography set and is a true example of a honed craft resulting in this incredibly thoughtful, functional and ethical artwork.
Little Green Space announced the creation of their book Ecopreneurship - to help businesses that wish to protect our environment, to communicate their achievements and tell authentic stories through design.
Plastic Free Party Bags have adapted their business to work around covid. Many of us are missing parties right now, especially children, but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop. You can still buy Fairtrade and vegan gifts, toys and even pre-filled party bags to keep the enjoyment going at home.
Conservation Through Public Health talk to their founder and CEO Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, a veterinarian, an epidemiologist and a health worker, about her important role especially during this time of the pandemic. CTPH is a non-profit organisation improving the health and quality of life of people living near protected areas of Africa, so that they can peacefully coexist with the wildlife, notably the gorillas in Uganda. This truly is trailblazing work for people and for the natural world and it is a joy to read Dr Gladys' words.
Paint It Yourself Pottery have kept us smiling with their weekly 'Star Painter' competition and importantly are now providing paint at home kits so that pottery needs can still be met whilst the shop is closed to the public.
Besma from Curiously Conscious has gathered her years of research and writing to create this huge list of the best 150+ Sustainable fashion brands in the UK. I don't know of any list more comprehensive that this and Besma really knows her stuff!
Wicked Weather Watch are researching to develop a Net Zero Toolkit which will help schools who have declared a climate emergency. If you're a teacher or parent/carer of children at primary school level, perhaps you could help them out.
Anja Löbert announced her plans to open a nature retreat in the UK. Anja describes how this long time dream will be turned into reality and paints a really beautiful picture of the plans for this special place, to be named Wild Owl. Anja is looking for people to be involved in building all aspects of the retreat, so do check out the post and get in touch if it sounds like something you'd love to do.
Claire Blackie helps us to deal with anxiety using aromatherapy, with guidance on how to use the best essential oils for calm. Whilst she is unable to provide treatments to clients Claire is also hosting a range of online workshops on how to use aromatherapy for wellbeing.
Corrine at Ethical Sales provides a detailed exploration of the top B2B Sales trends of 2021 for ethical businesses. If you're running a purpose driven business then it is definitely worth checking out these thoughts for the coming year.
Let us share your good news! Tell us what you've been doing to adjust to life in lockdown 3, any achievements you'd like to share, new products or services or even hopes and dreams for the future. You're the reason why we do what we do and we are continually blown away by what we learn from you.
7th Apr 2020
When the world changed those weeks ago we saw our clients step up and do some fabulously creative, kind and imaginative things to adapt and show their care for others. We were so inspired by this we decided to share their great work. So here's part two of the amazing things our clients have been doing...
Sian at Ethical Hour gave businesses a pep talk. Ethical Hour are guiding businesses through a tricky time with much needed connection and support.
Ethical Brands for Fashion Revolution is to take place entirely online for the first time this year, from 20th - 26th April. We are delighted to be sponsoring this event with our Green Hosting service.
Besma at Curiously Conscious is sending shout-outs on her Instagram channel to sustainable stores who have had to close and shares 22 feel good ideas for working from home.
Musician, songwriter and music producer David Booth has been making sure we have music with his virtual busking sessions.
The Haller Foundation have developed a hand sanitiser which they use for their work in Kenya and shared the recipe
Lynda Stead told us about a company who provides a month's supply of their specilist handcream to midwives for each product sold. Lynda is also creating wired headbands to keep her hair under control until we can go to the hairdressers again.
Ethical Unicorn talks about a movement to make the world fairer when we come out of this - the global online hackathon taking place on 18th & 19th April. This isn't a tech event but invites everyone to join in and talk about actionable solutions.
Anja Lobert creates beautiful, natural soaps and sent a free soap hamper to NHS frontline staff. She has also made a hand sanitiser which is for sale at her website and will deliver in Manchester.
The Wildlife Garden Project have pulled together lots of wildlife gardening projects and activities to keeo us busy and take care of nature.
Paint It Yourself Pottery are now providing pottery supplies deliveries to customers in Cheltenham.
Green & Blue have launched their 'Make Us Smile' competition, asking customers to send a photo of of their nature & wildlife products being used. The winner receives a £150 voucher!