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How to achieve carboNZero certification

Posted On June 12, 2020

We are proud to be a carboNZero certified organisation, and we are New Zealand’s only provider of carboNZero Certified Electricity. As proud as we are, we’d take even more pride if you joined us and became a carboNZero certified organisation as well. Read on for a rundown of what carboNZero certification entails. About carboNZero The […]

Starting and maintaining a herb or vegetable garden

Posted On June 12, 2020

Growing your own herbs and vegetables is a very rewarding experience. It gets you outside, gives you a sense of accomplishment, and provides a healthy, renewable food source for you and your family. If you’ve never gardened before, it can sound daunting. Here are the basics to start you off on your gardening journey. Pick […]

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The practicality of EV travel on NZ roads

Posted On May 21, 2020

We own personal vehicles for one simple reason: convenience. With a personal vehicle, it is easier and faster to get to your destination on your own time frame. You save the time you would have spent walking or using public transport, and you save the added cost of a taxi or a rental. Trips can […]

Ecotricity’s guide for sustainable eating

Posted On May 21, 2020

About 30% of waste in New Zealand is food waste. Much of this ends up in landfills where it produces methane instead of naturally decomposing. While we can reduce our food waste footprint by composting, we can also cook and eat in a more sustainable way. By taking the time to consider your cooking and […]

Environmentally sustainable ways to reduce costs

Posted On May 21, 2020

Many households are facing financial pressures as the COVID-19 crisis interrupts the global and local economy. Here are a few ideas for ways to reduce costs while also helping the environment. Drive less Due to social distancing measures, the majority of us have been driving less because we have been working from home, limiting time […]