Save money, help the climate

Posted by Jonathan Chittenden on 09/11/2020

Octopus Energy are the latest addition to your BMC member benefits, meaning you could earn £50 and help the save the planet at the same time.

Winter is coming, your heating may be cranking up as the days get cooler, so maybe it's the right time to take advantage of the BMC's latest membership benefit. If you switch to green energy provider Octopus, you could earn £50 credit via the BMC's referral.

Who are Octopus?

Octopus are an energy supplier that offer 100% renewable electricity tariffs and with the option to carbon offset your gas. They are also competitively priced, offering transparent tarifs with no exit fees, giving you the chance to save money and make your energy greener.

How do I sign up?

To earn the £50 credit you need to get a quote and sign up to Octopus using a specific BMC referral link. The latest Lockdown Lowdown email contains this link so check your inbox first, otherwise email to get your Octopus Energy link and claim your £50 credit.


Octopus Energy: Switch to affordable renewable energy online

How else can I help tackle climate change?

You can support the BMC's principle climate campaign The Climate Project. Working in partnership with Moors for the Future, we are teaming up for an innovative way to support a carbon capture project. Your money will go back into helping restore our peatlands in the Peak District which are amongst the most important in capturing and storing carbon. They in fact store twice as much carbon as all the world’s forests.

Find out more about The Climate Project here.


British Mountaineering Council Climate Emergency Declaration

The BMC recognises that there is a climate emergency that is already affecting large parts of the world, including upland and mountain areas that we love and which form the basis of our outdoor activities. As well as providing opportunities for recreation, adventure and quiet enjoyment, these mountain areas provide vital services such as flood management, carbon sinks, clean air and water, and wildlife habitats, and are home to millions of people across the world.

The BMC understands the need to respond urgently to the climate emergency across all sectors of society - to cut carbon emissions in order to help avoid the very worst effects of climate change and to prevent reaching significant tipping points, and to adapt to a low-carbon economy and prepare for a changing climate.

The BMC commits to implementing a strategy to address the climate emergency by:

  • achieving net zero from its operations* by the end of 2020 by investing in local landscape-restoration projects that help store carbon and other carbon reduction projects, setting a science-based target, and reducing emissions through energy-efficiency, the use of renewable energy, reduced travel and lower-carbon forms of travel.  
  • using its influence to encourage and support its members, partners, stakeholders and others to measure and then reduce their carbon emissions in line with science-based targets, and ensuring it does not take actions that prevent targets being met.
  • promoting the role that BMC and UK-based climbers, walkers and mountaineers can play in increasing awareness of the impacts of climate change, and supporting upland communities already affected in the UK and internationally.
  • ensuring that climate considerations are front and centre in all our on-going policies, activities, communications and events.

*Operations refers to emissions from energy used in BMC owned properties (electricity and gas), and travel undertaken by staff and volunteers to and from meetings that is paid for by the BMC (car, air and rail travel).

More FAQs about the BMC and Covid-19

🌳 Can I go climbing / hill walking in England? Here's what you can and can't do in the 3rd Lockdown (January 2021)

🌳 What's the situation for climbing and hill walking in Wales? Read our full January update

😷 When and will the walls reopen? In England and Wales they're now closed for the National Lockdown. Read our walls article

✈️ I have a travel insurance question! Here's the FAQs

🏡 Do you have any advice for clubs and huts? Check out our latest clubs, meets and huts update

🛒 Is the BMC shop open? Yes - it is and BMC members get 10% off!


We want to say thanks to every BMC member supporting us through the Coronavirus crisis.

From weekly Facebook Lives and GB Climbing home training videos, to our access team working to re-open the crags and fight for your mountain access, we're making through with your support.

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