Why organic farming is a friend to renewables
Posted in: Green energy news
Posted on: 19.08.2016
Did you know that organic farming is more climate friendly than conventional farming?
Organic farming methods help take carbon dioxide from the air and lock it in the soil – a process known as carbon sequestration.
Our brainy friends at the Soil Association have calculated that if all UK farmland converted to organic farming, at least 3.2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide would be taken up by the soil each year. Organic farming and renewable energy go hand-in-hand, so we’re thrilled to be teaming up with the Soil Association to sponsor Organic September for the fourth year running.
From choosing delicious organic fruit and veg to switching to a renewable energy supplier, Organic September is all about making small, simple changes to your everyday lifestyle which can have long lasting benefits for the planet.
“This year’s Organic September promises to be bigger and better than ever before and we’re really excited to be part of the action,” said Juliet Davenport, founder of Good Energy.
“Just like buying organic, switching to Good Energy’s 100% renewable electricity and green gas is a simple step that we can all take. By choosing local, natural power for your home, farm or business, along with organic produce, we can create a more sustainable future for our children, our wildlife and, of course, our land and environment.”
A sustainable cup of tea
Over the years, organic businesses and retailers from up and down the country – like Pukka Herbs, Lily’s Kitchen and Infusion GB - have become more sustainable by making the switch to 100% renewable electricity.
Steph James from Infusion GB, which has cut the carbon footprint of its tea packing business since choosing Good Energy, sees the dual benefit of organic and renewable.
“Organic September is really important for highlighting the benefits to the planet of being organic and is a great way of encouraging people to take small, manageable steps by making one or two lifestyle changes – just like choosing green electricity.”
A positive choice for the planet
No system of farming is better for the environment than organic – it’s kinder to wildlife, uses fewer pesticides and is friendlier to the climate.
Organic is a positive choice for the world which, alongside renewable energy, makes a huge difference to our relationship with the animals, people and nature around us.
Tell us what you’re changing this September by sharing your organic stories and pictures with us using the hashtag #OrganicSeptember and @GoodEnergy
Want to sign up to Good Energy today? Find out more about Organic September, including how to switch and what we’re doing for it.
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