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In exactly a week's time today, the G7 summit will be taking place over three days in Cornwall. But what is the purpose of the summit and why should we care? Get up to speed today by reading this short explainer: https://bit.ly/3yuMudn

What if we could tackle deforestation from the sky? That’s the latest #TechTuesdays discussion. Flash Forest is a Canadian reforestation company helping to grow habitats via drone by firing seed pods from the sky into the ground. Read more about it here https://bit.ly/3o1eRuV

Check out our #TechTuesdays - showcasing new green technologies making the world a cleaner place 🌎 Could floating wind farms change our future? Barcelona-based startup X1 Wind has completed the assembly of their new floating turbine technology. See here: https://bit.ly/3hM30iX

Who else is a fan of a Queen Elizabeth Tower living wall? We're really enjoying these world landmarks reimagined as green energy hubs this afternoon

https://www.money.co.uk/energy/eco-landmarks #sustainability #smartcities

What if we could tackle deforestation from the sky? That’s the latest #TechTuesdays discussion. Flash Forest is a Canadian reforestation company helping to grow habitats via drone by firing seed pods from the sky into the ground. Read more about it here https://bit.ly/3o1eRuV

Are you looking to get smart on smart meters?

If you're looking to switch on your knowledge, our latest blog outlines how to get started and why this technology is key for saving both energy and the planet 🌎 https://www.so.energy/blog/what-s-a-smart-meter-and-how-does-it-work

Today's #WorldBeeDay 🐝 how much do you know about why bees are endangered?

Climate change has been a driver in their decline, as changing temperatures disrupt bee behaviour. But you can act today. Find out how with @imperialcollege's top tips here: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/stories/climate-action/

Meet Henrik Olsen, a nature enthusiast, extreme skier & mountaineer. He's also our Chairman.

Having worked for over 2 decades in sustainability, Henrik shared his industry insights with us & the implications of the pandemic for the energy sector

https://www.so.energy/blog/in-conversation-with-henrik-olsen-chairman-of-so-energy

Would you prefer to take the scenic or eco-friendly route? Soon, Google Maps can direct drivers to route suggestions with the lowest carbon impact πŸš— How? AI improvements implemented on the app will provide greener routes based on traffic 🚦#TechTuesdays

https://bit.ly/2SwXq9T

We're improving the way in which we source renewable electricity for our customers. Find out more: https://www.so.energy/blog/ppa-ok

Carbon emissions from energy use are expected to rise by 1.5bn tonnes in 2021. To avoid being part of that statistic, switching to a renewable energy supplier is something you can do today. Particularly if we want the UK to reach net zero emissions by 2050 https://bit.ly/3gFjZDl

It’s still possible to save energy while working from home. If you need some guidance, our latest blog can help. Here are three simple hacks to get you started:

Turn the heat down 1 degree
Load up a full dishwasher
Pop a lid on pans to lock in the heat

https://www.so.energy/blog/five-tips-for-saving-energy-this-spring

Walking is one of the best habits to adopt not only for yourself, but the planet. That's why we're sharing one of our favourite facts on the environmental benefits of walking ahead of National Walking Month in May.

Today is #EarthDay - a global event for inspiring environmental action around the world. https://www.so.energy/blog/earth-day-2021

As lockdown has started to lift, one positive a year on is the environment's comeback. We're sharing three top stories from 2020:

-COVID-19 causes record fall in global emissions
-Electric car sales increased globally by 43%
-The US rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement

We've taken a deep-dive into how cities across the planet are becoming smarter and greener to tackle the UN’s Sustainable Development goals, including solar powered smart bins, pollution-sensing e-scooters and energy generated from footsteps.

https://www.so.energy/blog/sustainable-cities

Are you in the middle of Easter holidays and running low on activities? Green up your plans by trying the following ideas:

🌳 Plant some trees and rewild your garden
πŸ„ Organise a family foraging trip
πŸ‘©β€πŸ³ Host an online cook-a-long with some local produce

Fun fact of the day: if you switch one car trip a day for walking, you could reduce your carbon footprint by over 0.5 tonnes a year! (As noted in Imperial Study: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/214235/ditching-walking-biking-just-week-cuts/)

Who follows @CarbonBrief? We've been enjoying their analysis on climate change developments - the most recent graph showing how 70% of extreme weather events recorded were either caused by or made more severe by climate change. Take a closer look here: https://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-how-climate-change-affects-extreme-weather-around-the-world

This week's #InvisibleHeroes Q&A is with Prashant Raizada, Founder & CEO of education & innovation platform http://Lumi.Network, and his son, Nikhil, Junior Co-founder

Explore why collaborating young minds to tackle global issues is so important here https://www.so.energy/blog/invisible-heroes-05-nikhil-and-prashant-raizada-lumi

Small actions can make a huge difference, and that's why this Saturday 27th March for @earthhour millions of people around the world will be switching off their lights at 8.30pm.
Find out more about #EarthHour here: https://www.so.energy/blog/earth-hour-2021-small-actions-can-make-a-huge-difference

2021 is going to be a big year for renewables. Here's a look at some of the stats behind renewable energy sources #EarthHour

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