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Top 5 spring switches 2021

Five simple switches that will set you up for a healthy spring, plus our My Green Pod Heroes of the season!

This article first appeared in our Love issue of My Green Pod Magazine, distributed with The Guardian on 09 April 2021. 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. Share your tent

Ready for a British summer? Get the camping trip of your dreams by hiring a tent through Tentshare – it’s like Airbnb, but for tents! You can also make some cash by renting out your own camping gear.

2. Go natural

This year marks Weleda’s 100th anniversary, so there has never been a better time to try this clean beauty pioneer’s gorgeous products! If you’re new to Weleda, give Skin Food a go.

3. Organic wine

If you’re looking forward to a socially distanced picnic, Vintage Roots DOC Prosecco Frizzante – Giol is a light and affordable organic prosecco, making it perfect for a celebratory lunch.

4. Get green energy

Switch your home to a renewable energy supply from Octopus Energy. As well as sleeping better at night, you’ll almost certainly be rewarded with cheaper energy bills.

5. Plant a tree

If you’re about to buy a product you don’t really need, you can satisfy your craving (and save some money) by putting it back and planting a tree with TreeSisters instead!

Top 5 spring switches

Heroes of the season

Whether you want to enjoy the sunshine or start a new project, switching to these products and services will make a difference.

We’ve hand-picked this selection of My Green Pod Heroes to show you that conscious living doesn’t need to mean compromising on quality or luxury.

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.


Get tailored meal plans and practical cooking skills for creative, simple zero-waste cooking at home.

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This is the world’s first company to make reusable all-in-one cloth nappies with shells made from recycled plastic waste!

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100% natural and 93% organic, this award-winning balm is a hydrating lifesaver that revives dull skin using marshmallow and frangipani. Suitable for day or night.

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These allergen barrier balms provide natural protection against hay fever, dust and pet allergies.

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These ‘shorts for life’ are made entirely from recycled materials, and look as good on the street as in the sea!

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Click here to view the full collection of My Green Pod Hero products and services.

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