The charities, companies, and people I support

Updated on Jul 11, 2020  |  4 minute read

I’m making a conscious effort to spend my money with those who follow a good ethos and ethics.

The following is a list of charities, companies, and people I support through either buying their products, subscribing to their services, or donating.

Charities

Farm Animal Sanctuary cares for hundreds of animals who have been saved from slaughter or poorly treated. I help support them by sponsoring their animals and visiting their open days.

Bulb Carbon Offsetting allows me to offset my impact on the planet. I’m currently offsetting my footprint of 5 tonnes. They use the money to protect the Gola rainforest in Sierra Leone, provide clean cookstoves in Ghana and Kenya, and support wind and solar power in India.

Independent companies

Dithering is a podcast by Ben Thompson and John Gruber. It’s 15-minutes an episode, three times a week. It’s really insightful and they both do great work on their respective websites.

Fathom Analytics is a privacy focussed, GDPR friendly alternative to Google Analytics. They’re a two man company striving to provide enough information for website owners to make informed decisions while keeping their users information private.

Feedbin is a good old RSS reader. It’s simple, reliable, and integrates with lots of other great applications.

Overcast is a podcast app by Marco Arment. I listen to dozens of podcasts and Marco does a great job with his app… and saved me dozens of hours with his smart speed feature.

Large companies

Bulb energy is my electricity and gas provider. 100% of their electricity is renewable and their gas is 100% carbon neutral.

Patagonia are a clothing brand that focus on creating amazingly design clothes that pay their staff and suppliers well, and look after the environment. Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia, wrote Let My People Go Surfing about the company.

This page was inspired by Ross Wintle and Marc Jenkins. If you have your own site, you should make one too.

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