Bee the seeds of change

16th April 2021

In March this year, Oi helped spread some wildflower magic in Guernsey by creating some seed giveaways for our client, Guernsey Electricity. Have you picked up yours yet?

Don’t they look bee-autiful? The initiative celebrates the first anniversary of the switch to importing 100% renewable energy and the receipt of the supporting ‘Guarantee of Origin’ certificates. These electronic certificates confirm the sources in France of the Island’s imported renewable electricity, which are made up of wind, solar and hydroelectricity.

Guernsey Electricity gave away 3,000 bags of wildflower seeds through the ‘hedge veg’ stalls of employees’ homes dotted around the Island. This took place over the Easter weekend and follows the hedge veg wildflower seed giveaway initiative in 2020’s lockdown which saw 2,000 boxes of seeds snapped up by Islanders carrying out their daily recreational activities within two days.

Alex Herschel, Environmental Sustainability Manager at Guernsey Electricity, said the idea is intended as an engaging way of helping Islanders reconnect with nature and also of indicating how the company and the Island are embracing renewables.

If you didn’t manage to grab a pack of the wildflower seeds on our hedge veg stalls, there are some packets left in the showroom. Pop into Electricity House at the Bridge to grab some for your garden!