By Eilidh Macpherson, CAFOD Campaigns Manager.
Last year, I bought a flat – it was easily the most grown up thing I’ve ever done, as well as being one of the most exciting and most stressful!
My understanding colleagues have been with me through many nail-biting moments in the process; waiting to hear if my offer was going to be successful, helping me find a table when I had no furniture, and listening to my late night and early morning dramatic boiler and flooding emergencies.
It’s been really satisfying to put down some roots after many years of flat sharing, and I’m incredibly lucky to have the support of my family to get a place of my own.
Something I was keen to do as soon as I could was switch my electricity and gas supplier, and make sure that the bills I’d be paying would be going towards supporting sustainable energy sources.
Luckily CAFOD has a partnership with, Ecotricity – who supply 100 per cent green electricity and Britain’s greenest gas. All of Ecotricity’s profits go back into their mission – meaning that they use their customers’ energy bills to fund the building of new sources of green energy.
They also donate £40 to CAFOD every time a supporter switches their electricity to Ecotricity, or £60 if they switch gas and electricity, brilliant!
I spent time in Kenya in May, visiting CAFOD-supported sustainable energy projects ahead of the launch of our Climate Campaign, One Climate, One World.