We've all thought about the more sustainable option out there but just haven't found the time or right way to find it. Leave the analysing and detective work to The Beagle Button - we'll help you with the first step of your switch to more eco-friendly services. As the clocks go forward, the closer we get to the delightful Summer months! But in the meantime, while we're all stuck inside, when better to make the quick 10 minute switch than now?
We all know the importance of reducing our carbon usage and that is why Big Clean Switch's mission to switch every home and business in the UK to clean energy. They are a certified B corporation, the certification given to businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.
Switching to 100% renewable electricity and gas suppliers after comparing green tariffs with Big Clean Switch means your suppliers have been heavily vetted to ensure their green credentials are up to scratch (no greenwashing here). We also recommend a visit to their blog for some very insightful and informative posts on the benefits of planet-friendly power.
A transition to clean energy is about making an investment in our future.
Gloria Reuben (Actor & Activist)
Green Mobile Provider
Honest Mobile are our top pick for a sustainable mobile service and are the World's only Carbon Negative mobile network, as well as a certified B corporation! Joining Honest mobile means they will remove twice as much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere that we emit by offering carbon-negative calls and data.
Moreover, the trees they plant for their customers also offsets the carbon released from the manufacture of your phone and the running of Honest Mobile Headquarters. This is a part of their 1% for the planet foundation where Honest donate 1% of their revenue to plant trees for all customers - you can track how many trees are being planted using their app (from Google Play or the App Store)! Instead of hastily joining the big 4 (O2, EE, Vodafone & Three), give Honest Mobile a shot. It could be the perfect network for you and your values!
Have you ever wondered where your money goes with your banks? What the money from your pensions pays for? Many banks have been guilty of investing their money into a variety of projects that do threaten the planet, such as illegal logging and digging for fossil fuels but not Triodos! Triodos Bank aims to create a society that protects and promotes quality of life and human dignity for all - using money in ways that benefit people and the environment.
Now onto a big one, banking. What criteria does a bank need to fulfill in order to be reliable for you? What if their mission is to make money work for positive social, environmental and cultural change? On top of that, all of your money with Triodos Bank would be FSCS protected up to £85,000 , while details of the organisations they lend to are published for full transparency! Did you know that companies certified as a B corporation are 56% more likely to be majority women workers than an ordinary business?
Make your money make a difference.
Second-hand Fashion Service
As fast-fashion brands are finally being scrutinised for their unsustainable supply chains, we hope everyone sees the value in projects such as NuWardrobe! The app was started by a Lady Boss, Aisling, to make sharing and swapping under-loved clothes easy! In just 3 steps (download the app → request to borrow and swap → arrange pick ups and returns) you'll have the perfect outfit to wear, love then return without having to buy something new!
For each piece borrowed, you offset 25% of the resources that would have been used in the production of a new garment. Not to forget the social element of making a new friend while you're at it! WOOF.
Making fashion unlimited, sustainable and affordable.
Our final favourite is Good Club, a monthly subscription shopping service with zero waste delivery and collection from home for free. Shop from a plethora of sustainable supplies for your home, from shampoos, conditioners and pet food to pantry and bathroom essentials!
In addition to helping you turn your home into a sustainable haven, they are taking extra measures to keep Covid safe. All deliveries and pickups are contact free while all zero waste pots are industrially cleaned before being reused!
When you download our Chrome or Firefox extension you're signing up for more than just eco-friendly swaps for day-to-day products but sustainable service swaps too! Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for daily posts on our favourite sustainable products, services and tips on how to be more eco-friendly!
Who are we again?
Beagle is here to act as the middle-dog between you and the perfect sustainable alternative you're after by doing all the research for you. From fashion to foods to services that will make life easier, you can pick from our filters which include 'Made In UK', 'Women Led' and 'Low Carbon' as one of your preferences and we'll notify you whenever we find a "better" option for the product you're looking at.
By downloading the Beagle Button, we can continue to help you find great products like these, helping you make more informed and conscious decisions, paving the way for a more sustainable future. Sign up to our beta ahead of our launch on our homepage.