Pledges

Here is our ever-growing list of pledges with links to some useful info to support you in your pledgeballing!

  • Use a shampoo bar instead of a bottle
  • Use recycled toilet paper
  • Reduce meat consumption by 50%
  • Wash at 30˚C
  • Keep chargers, TVs and computers off at the wall
  • Buy only second-hand items where possible
  • Switch to a green energy supplier
  • Walk or cycle if the journey is under 2 miles
If a Wembley stadium’s worth of fans set their heating to 19oC, over a year they’d save the same amount of CO2e as taking over 6,100 cars off the road

Standalone Pledge

You don’t need to go to an event to pledge for the planet.

Here is our ever-growing list of pledges with some useful websites to help you with your Pledgeballing

CategoryPledgeLink
BathroomUse recycled toilet paperhttps://friendsoftheearth.uk/plastics/beauty-and-beast-plasticfree-bathroom
Carbon footprintPay into a carbon offsetting schemehttps://www.ethicalconsumer.org/energy/short-guide-carbon-offsets
Plant some treeshttps://www.worldlandtrust.org/appeals/plant-a-tree/
DietGo veganhttps://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/vegan
Go vegan for two days a week.https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/going-vegan-how-to-cutting-down-on-meat-dairy-a3988956.html
Go vegetarianhttps://www.foodandwine.com/lifestyle/books/best-vegetarian-cookbooks
Plant your own vegetable gardenhttps://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/beginners-guide/vegetable-basics
Reduce meat consumption by 50% (especially beef and lamb)https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/category/vegetarian
Reduce your dairy consumption by 50%https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/going-vegan-how-to-cutting-down-on-meat-dairy-a3988956.html
Use a milk alternative, or no milk at all!https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46654042
Food milesBuy groceries only from UK suppliershttps://friendsoftheearth.uk/food
Food wasteBuy a food and garden waste bin like HotBinhttps://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/nov/22/alys-fowler-hotbin
Compost your food wastehttps://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=444
Cook your leftovers and minimise your food wastehttps://friendsoftheearth.uk/food
Great outdoorsDo a beach cleanhttps://www.sas.org.uk/our-work/beach-cleans/
Do a litter pick on your streethttps://www.keepbritaintidy.org/get-involved/volunteer/litter-heroes
Home ecoDefrost your freezer and descale your kettlehttps://www.goodhousekeeping.com/uk/house-and-home/household-advice/a680915/how-to-clean-kettle/
Draft proof your homehttps://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/home-insulation/draught-proofing
Get a home energy audithttp://www.actonenergy.org.uk/technical-services/energy-audits/
Install a programmable thermostat and thermostatic radiator valveshttps://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/home-energy-efficiency/thermostats-and-controls
Home electricsInstall solar panels or solar thermalhttps://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/renewable-energy/electricity/solar-panels https://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/renewable-energy/heat/solar-water-heating
Keep chargers, TVs and computers off at the wallhttps://www.uswitch.com/energy-saving/guides/standby-savers/ https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/08/science/just-how-much-power-do-your-electronics-use-when-they-are-off.html https://www.theccc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/5CB-Infographic-FINAL-.pdf
Only buy appliances with a good energy efficiency ratinghttps://www.moneysupermarket.com/gas-and-electricity/energy-efficient-white-goods/
Switch to energy efficient light bulbshttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Individual_action_on_climate_change https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/getting-best-out-your-led-lighting/#:~:text=If%20all%2028%20million%20homes,tonnes%20of%20CO2%20emissions%20annually.
Out and aboutUse a reusable bottle instead of buying bottled waterhttps://greenerideal.com/infographics/the-environmental-impact-of-plastic-water-bottles/
Use an eco-cup for hot drinks on the gohttps://www.google.com/amp/s/www.expertreviews.co.uk/kitchen/1406710/best-reusable-coffee-cups%3famp
PackagingBuy big packs of snacks instead of multi-packs, and split them into reusable containers at homehttps://zerowastenear.me/
Put a sign on your door to ask for no junk mail.https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/post/stop-getting-junk-mail/
Recycle everything you canhttps://www.recyclenow.com/
Personal HygieneUse a flannel or reusable face wipes instead of single-use wipes.https://www.standard.co.uk/shopping/esbest/beauty/organic-natural/best-ecofriendly-alternatives-to-wet-wipes-a3838076.html
Use a shampoo bar instead of a bottlehttps://friendsoftheearth.uk/plastics/beauty-and-beast-plasticfree-bathroom
Use eco-friendly nappieshttps://www.ethicalconsumer.org/health-beauty/shopping-guide/nappies
Use ecofriendly menstrual products (cups, reusable pads, underwear etc.)https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/3k3ym5/eco-friendly-sustainable-period-menstrual-guide-2019
ShoppingBuy wood etc from reclamation yards etchttps://www.communitywoodrecycling.org.uk/
SuppliersBuy breakdown cover from a carbon neutral companyhttps://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/community-and-advice/green-living/green-living-at-home/green-breakdown-cover/
Switch to a green energy supplierhttps://www.which.co.uk/news/2017/04/should-you-switch-to-a-green-energy-supplier/
Switch to an environmentally-friendly bankhttps://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/saving/article-6620905/amp/Green-banks-wont-cost-earth-Rates-par-High-Street.html
When staying in holiday accommodation, write and ask them to take measures to be greenhttp://www.globalstewards.org/green-hotel.htm