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Top 5 June Switches 2024

Five simple switches for World Environment Day, plus our My Green Pod Heroes of the Season
Katie Hill - Editor-in-Chief, My Green Pod
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This article first appeared in our World Environment Day issue of My Green Pod Magazine, published 05 June 2024. Click here to subscribe to our digital edition and get each issue delivered straight to your inbox

There’s a sustainable alternative to just about anything, and these five ethical products and services are simple switches that would make a big difference – and could save you some cash along the way.

1. 3-in-1 suncream

Save packing space and the planet this summer with incognito’s Second Skin Suncream – a tri-action sunscreen, insect repellent and moisturiser for use at home and abroad.

2. Embrace slow travel

Slow down for an ethical adventure this summer: Flight Free Europe is Lonely Planet’s first guide dedicated to no-fly travel, featuring 80 inspiring, hand-picked itineraries to explore by train, boat, bike or foot.

3. Organic multitasking skincare

Unlock radiant skin this summer with GinGingers Apple Cider Vinegar Gel – a multipurpose natural skincare gel to balance pH, tone, moisturise and much (much) more.

4. Switch to a local veg box

Readers in Norfolk and Suffolk can switch to organic veg boxes packed with seasonal, local produce from Goodery.

5. A gift that gives

Put an end to unwanted presents (and waste): you can mark any special occasion with the gift of a tree and a wooden decoration from 9Trees CIC.

Top 5 June switches

These superstar products and services are ethical alternatives from companies that are doing things differently. You may not have heard of all these green pearls, as they’re from companies that don’t necessarily spend their profits on mass advertising or negotiating the cut-rate bulk deals that would get them onto supermarket shelves.

We think that if you don’t know the real options, you don’t really get to choose. Click here to view our full range of My Green Pod Hero products and services, in sectors ranging from Money and Energy to Health and Beauty.

Heroes of the season

We’ve picked these products because we believe they are all best in their class for people and the planet.

They represent simple, sustainable switches that will help to keep you, your home and the planet healthy – without compromising on luxury or performance!


2024 marks the 10th anniversary of this family-friendly festival, celebrating the best of local food, music and sustainable living. Set against the stunning backdrop of Chew Valley Lake, the festival hosts an impressive lineup of live music performances, culinary delights from local producers and engaging activities for all ages. Expect hands-on workshops and wellness sessions, vibrant markets and eco-friendly initiatives in this celebration of community, culture and environmental awareness. The warm, inclusive atmosphere has made Valley Fest a much-anticipated event in the region.

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This great-tasting organic apple cider vinegar drink has functional benefits and is a delicious way to maintain energy and curb cravings.

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Buy delicious, seasonal groceries and organic veg boxes from local growers and ethical traders who prioritise people and the planet.

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The UK’s only Soil Association Organic certified zero-waste store, ZWBF is on a mission to prove groceries can be supplied in reusable packaging while meeting rigorous organic standards.

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