The charities, companies, and people I support
Updated on Feb 13, 2021
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.
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.
Feedbin is a good old RSS reader. It’s simple, reliable, and integrates with lots of other great applications.
Friendly Soaps is a eco-centric, vegan, and plastic-free soap company. I’ve used their soaps for a couple of years as a replacement for shower gel, shampoo, and conditioner.
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.
Rave Coffee is an independent coffee company who source and roast their own coffee. It feels great to make a fresh cup of coffee each morning. I have a different bag of coffee delivered each month which is alway exciting to try.
Bulb energy is my electricity and gas provider. 100% of their electricity is renewable and their gas is 100% carbon neutral.
Lush is a create handmade cruelty free cosmetics. They’re more expensive than the earlier mentioned Friendly Soaps but are definitely worth it for the occasional indulgence.
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.
Companies I’ve supported in the past
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.