Blog archive 2010

Happy Holidays & Christmas Break

Published: 20th Dec 2010

The Christmas holidays are nearly here and we would like to wish you all a very happy festive season and a prosperous New Year! We’ll be taking a break over the holiday period and so the office will be closed from 5pm on 22nd December until 9am on 5th January. For emergency hosting queries only please use our helpdesk at ...
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Beat the VAT with Green Hosting

Published: 17th Dec 2010

As you know the UK VAT rate is due to increase in January 2011 to 20%. If you’re currently paying for your Green Hosting on a monthly basis, why not switch to an annual subscription now and pay the 17.5% VAT rate until December 2011? If you’d like to arrange the switch, all you have to do is contact Vicky at hello@green-hosting.co.uk before ...
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Foxglove Covert – New website!

Published: 16th Dec 2010

Here is our latest website, Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve. Situated in North Yorkshire, this beautiful 94 acre reserve is home to more than 2000 species. With a range of habitats from woodland and wetland to heathland and meadows it really is a special place to discover and enjoy wildlife. Foxglove Covert commissioned Make Hay to develop their ...
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Goodies for Green & Ethical Businesses

Published: 28th Oct 2010

Good businesses deserve good stuff, right? That’s why we’re sharing a little round-up of new goodies for green & ethical businesses: Business Guide to Climate Change Adaptation Produced by Climate East Midlands, this free guide “Weathering the storm: saving and making money in a changing climate” provides practical advice for ...
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Our 10:10 Carbon Cuts

Published: 27th Oct 2010

As we mentioned in our last newsletter, we have been involved in the 10:10 Project to cut our carbon emissions by 10% in a year. Our action year is now over and the results are in and we’re very pleased to say that relative to turnover our carbon emissions were reduced by 22%! Our actions to cut our carbon emissions this year included installing ...
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Special Offer for 10:10 Participants

Published: 27th Sep 2010

If you are involved in 10:10 – the excellent project to cut carbon emissions by 10% in a year – you’ll know that 10/10/10 is the global day of doing. So, to celebrate the day and help others lower their carbon emissions we have a special offer! Businesses or organisations registered to take part in the 10:10 project get 10% off their ...
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Ask Iris – New website!

Published: 20th Sep 2010

The Iris Project is a new service in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire which provides information and advice to parents of children and young people with disabilities. The remit of the Iris website was to deliver the vast amount of useful information on many issues such as health and social care but to also involve service users online and allow them to ...
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New Green Hosting Support & Terms

Published: 8th Sep 2010

This is important information for any of our clients whose websites use our Green Hosting service. We have a brand new and more comprehensive support service in place should you need any help with getting started and managing your Green Hosting account. In our new support section on the Green Hosting website we’ve provided some useful answers to ...
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Free Facebook Business Page Guide

Published: 18th Jun 2010

Well those web marketing gurus HubSpot have done it again, they’ve produced another free guide to help you create and promote your business pages on Facebook. The ‘Who’s Blogging What – Facebook Page Marketing Guide 2010‘ is useful for Facebook newcomers and existing users alike. The e-book includes: How to build a business ...
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Ethical Weddings in ’30 Beautiful Green Websites’

Published: 17th May 2010

We had a lovely message from our client Katie at Ethical Weddings this morning to let us know that the ethicalweddings.com website has been listed in greenmarketing.tv’s top ‘30 Beautiful Green Websites‘. In fact it comes in their top 10 and they describe it as “soft, informative and stylish” Check it out for yourself at ...
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Meet our Clients…Elio Studio

Published: 7th May 2010

Leonora of Elio Studio has worked with Make Hay for some time, being one of our longest-standing Green Hosting and web design clients. She is also a good friend of Green Girls Global. So, a warm welcome please… Please introduce yourself and tell us a little about your work. Hello, my name is Leonora Oppenheim and I’m the director of Elio ...
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Latest Newsletter – An Interview with an Ethical You

Published: 7th Apr 2010

Our latest newsletter ‘An Interview with an Ethical You‘ is out now and we’re looking for your views on a new client interview idea. Make Hay has always been about working to raise the profile of environmentally and ethically responsible businesses and organisations. We like to talk about the positive work that our clients do. We really ...
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Leeds Parent Partnership Service – New Website

Published: 31st Mar 2010

Leeds Parent Partnership Service provide education information and advice to parents and carers of children with individual educational needs. We originally began working with PPS Leeds in 2007 and created their very first content management website. Since then the team have been using the site to provide useful information to service users, such as ...
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Climate East Midlands – New Website!

Published: 1st Feb 2010

“Once again, thank you, it has been a genuine pleasure to work with you.” This is what the lovely folks at Climate East Midlands said about working with us on their brand new website. Climate East Midlands is one of nine partnerships throughout the UK working to coordinate action on the causes and consequences of climate change. As a relatively ...
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Wakefield Riding for the Disabled – New Site!

Published: 28th Jan 2010

Here is one of our latest websites to launch in 2010, Wakefield Riding for the Disabled. Wakefield RDA provide horse riding and carriage driving sessions to children and adults with disabilities. We were asked to re-vamp their old, out of date site with new visuals and clear navigation. This website is simple yet effectively communicates the work of WRDA. ...
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Using a copywriter to get your ethical message heard

Published: 27th Jan 2010

Its always good to hear from fellow businesses and organisations interested in raising the profile of positive and ethical work. Recently we came into contact with Rob Morley from Fountain Partnership, a copywriting business, who do just that. Having similar values when it comes to doing business responsibly we invited Fountain to share the benefits of ...
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VAT rate change reminder

Published: 11th Jan 2010

Happy New Year! We hope 2010 is proving to be productive and prosperous for you so far. This is just a little reminder to our Green Hosting clients, who pay for their hosting service on a monthly basis, about the change in VAT rate from 1st January 2010. You should have received an e-mail directly from me about your Green Hosting subscriptions. If you ...
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New Near Future Garden website and gold medal garden show winners
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