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What Are We Doing?

You, our member-owners have told us that climate action is a real priority, and through the power of co-operation we want to work closely with our members, colleagues and communities to support positive climate action. We launched the 1Change campaign together in 2019 and we want to make this campaign more impactful, get more members involved, and be able to see climate action in progress.

1Change / Million Trees focuses on you, our members, and driving transformational change, by collectively taking lots of small positive actions to support climate action. We started 1Change with individual pledges around switching away from single-use plastic. We are going bigger and bolder with 1Change / Million Trees pledge, through our climate impact partnership with Ecologi. 

In January 2023 Your Co-op pledged to plant 1 million trees in the next 10 years. As our members switch to climate-positive products and services through supporting our co-op brands, we will plant trees in the Your Co-op forest to say thank you. All of our utilities services are climate positive, Your Co-op Holidays are too, and you can see the Society pledge here.

You told us the ‘1Change’ you would like Midcounties to make is to take climate action. We used that feedback to shape our Purpose and our environmental commitments. This has resulted in a range of positive impacts and Midcounties winning the Edie Award in 2023 for energy project of the year.

You can view our Ecologi forests below:

How Can You Make a Difference?

Every small change we make as individuals can make a big difference in helping to reduce our impact on the environment as a whole!

Here's some of our top tips to help you make a difference in your day-to-day life...

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What's Next...

Our 1Change programme will be a catalyst to further engage our members and communities in helping to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by driving behaviours around issues such as climate action, responsible consumption, and helping to build sustainable communities.