Renewable Energy Supply – an easy way to go green?

The UK’s energy industry is in the throes of a dramatic transition and it’s all down to three words: renewable energy supply. In 1990, a whopping 75% of the UK’s electricity came from coal.  Contrast that with 2019, when just 2.1% of it did and zero-carbon energy became the country’s largest power source for the first time since the Industrial […]

So how does club buying work in practice?

And why are we at Don’t Do A Dodo so keen on clubbing together to fight climate change? Quite simply, because it’s the best way for homes and families to get great value while protecting themselves from poor suppliers and products. Let me outline the approach and then explain why it’s so powerful. Don’t Do A Dodo target the most […]

Want to save money – and the planet?

Welcome to Don’t Do A Dodo. We want to show you how we can all change the planet together. Whilst also saving money on our energy bills. It’s all based on a simple idea: the power of clubbing together. By buying as a community, we can secure tremendous discounts that help our money go further and make far more of […]

Can we tackle climate change?

“So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyses needed efforts to convert retreat into advance”. Franklin D. Roosevelt, first inauguration speech Those words are truer today than when Roosevelt spoke them. It’s true, we need to act now, but the temptation […]

Green products you can easily install yourself

We’ve identified half a dozen simple green products you can easily install yourself that will very quickly make a big difference. They’re generally extremely inexpensive but that doesn’t mean they don’t make an impact. On the contrary, these are some of the important things you can do: renewable energy supplyLED lightingenergy-efficient appliancese-bikesloft insulation (if the loft is easily accessible) But […]

Fit and forget

There are also lots of green measures with quick installation that will reduce your bills and carbon emissions. They won’t cost the earth but they will help to save it! central heating controlssmart heating controlscavity wall insulationloft insulationsolar thermalsolar power diverters All these items will involve an initial installation but, once that’s done, they usually prove to be maintenance-free: hence […]

Be a smart operator

The most advanced green items tend to need bespoke design and an ongoing operational relationship with a specialist supplier or maintenance specialist. These items are typically dearer but will make a bigger difference, both to your energy bill and your carbon output. So ask yourself whether it’s worth considering some of the easier (and cheaper!) self-install and ‘fit and forget’ […]