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How does I Dig Trees work?

If you’re wondering just how I Dig Trees works, read on to discover how – and why – we’ll be planting thousands of trees on behalf of our Greener Energy customers.

The idea is really simple. Working with our charitable partner, The Conservation Volunteers, OVO is aiming to plant over 250,000 deciduous trees in community green spaces across the UK.  That’s places like schools, parks, river banks and shared spaces – basically, anywhere that will benefit from an injection of volunteer care and new green shoots.

How does I Dig Trees work in detail 

Everyone who’s signed up for our Greener Energy plan gets 100% renewable electricity – and supports our I Dig Trees programme. Because of these brilliant Greener Energy customers, we are aiming to plant over 250,000 by April 2017.

The Conservation Volunteers and local volunteer organisations will be getting out ad about in communities UK-wide, improving green spaces and planting thousands of trees.

Then it’s up to the trees to do their thing and grow! They will all be UK-native deciduous species and each will absorb about 1 tonne of carbon in its lifetime.

Go Greener if you’re a Better and Simpler Energy customer 

If you’re not already, consider going Greener to support I Dig Trees.

Because of all our brilliant Greener Energy customers, we’ll be aiming to plant 250,000 trees this year – but just imagine how many more it could be next year. 450,000? 600,000? 1 million? It’s up to you.

Upgrade when you renew - it's only around £5 more a month*, and you’ll get:

  • Zero-carbon 100% renewable electricity 
  • 3% OVO Interest Reward (rising to 5% in year 3) – that’s 3% interest on your account balance 
  • Award-winning customer service (Which? and uSwitch)  
  • Extra ways to save – £25 refer a friend and £60 online account management discount 

Get a quote now.

More ways to involved 

If signing up for our Greener Energy plan is beyond your budget right now, you can still get involved in the planting programme by The Conservation Volunteers – find out more on their website.

Got a big garden? You can buy your own trees to plant at home through the TCV network. Find out more about how TVC sources trees for OVO here.

As our customer, you can also make a monthly donation to OVO Foundation, which is our charity. Through OVO Foundation, we support inspiring organisations with smart ideas, launch pioneering projects and volunteer for 1,000s of hours each year in our local communities.

We match your donation penny for penny - doubling our power to create positive change together.

You can read about our work in youth poverty, education and energy access here.

*This is based on comparing OVO’s Better and Greener Energy Plans for the average annual bills for an average medium consumer in the UK (non economy 7, 3200 kWh electricity, 13500 kWh gas). Estimated prices are correct as of [11th] August 2015 

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