Hi everyone and welcome to the July 2020 instalment of the Pure Planet Community round-up where we look back at some of our recent highlights.
And take a sneak peek at what’s coming next from PP.
Over the last month we’ve started to venture out of our homes a little more as Covid-19 pandemic restrictions start to ease a little.
Yours truly spent a day at PP HQ - for the first time since March - and it was a little eery, to be honest.
Whilst I was bemoaning the lack of good coffee,
Members are sharing selfies with facemasks, including this homemade stunner by
Has working from home made you think differently about your work/life balance? There are some really interesting perspectives from
The winner of the July photo challenge - Gardens - is
The subject for August’s photo challenge is ‘Hometown Pride’ and there’s a bonus challenge of ‘long exposure’ if you want to stretch yourself! Let’s get snapping!
At Pure Planet we moved to a new community platform on 1 July, of course, and there was an app update in July which has some improvements for new joiners, thanks to member feedback in the community.
We know that moving to a new community platform has meant a few Members have had to rediscover how features work. Thanks for being patient as we iron out some of the bugs.
If you’re up for suggesting new ideas for Pure Planet to look into, including community features, you may be interested in joining the community ideas board. Right now it’s still invite-only, but just drop me or
Pure Planet co-founder and CEO Andrew Ralston got loads of questions in a community Q&A in July - including some really great posts from
Oh, and if you wondered what it would be like to shower with Marmite then
What’s coming next?
In the world of EVs, we’re still working on some of the data and feedback from our EVs pilot members. We’re hoping to have some tariff and other news to share with you soon.
We’re also interested to know if you’ve considered subscribing to an EV instead of buying one, and whether this is something you’d like to see?
Another EV service we’re interested in is helping new EV drivers get their first home charger. For now, does anyone have recommendations to help new member
Finally, we’ll be sharing more news soon on a new Pure Planet Community section where we’ll be working with Members to test out new energy and smart home related products and services. It’s like our EVs pilot but to encompass more, so watch this space. We’ve got a fw Members interested already, including
If you’d like to know more about it, send me a message anytime. There won’t be any ‘rules’ as such, except a willingness to test things out and not mind if things occasionally go wrong! So, a sense of humour is probably essential!
Pure Planet Community points for July 2020
Each month we say thanks to those who contribute to our community by asking and answering questions and participating in discussions on all things related to Pure Planet and renewable energy, and just generally keeping the community safe and fun.
Here's a link to how the Pure Planet community points work which includes how much points are worth, guidance on how to earn points (without giving away our top secret formula!) and when you’ll be able to redeem your points.
So a big thank you to all of you wonderful members who have contributed!
Band One - 1,500 points:
Band Two - 1,000 points:
Band Three - 500 points:
Band Four - 200 points:
Band Five - 100 points:
And this month’s mystery band winner, worth 2,500 points, is
That’s it for the July 2020 community highlights round-up. Thanks for checking it out!