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The greentomato idea was conceived by Tom Pakenham in 2004, whilst he was working as a lawyer in the City of London. It sprung out of Tom’s perception that not enough was being done to give people convenient and affordable ways of reducing the environmental impact of their everyday lives.

Tom was joined in 2005 by his friend and co-ex-lawyer, Jonny Goldstone. Together they founded greentomatocars, the first manifestation of the mission. greentomatocars rapidly attracted positive media and customer interest, through which it was able to grow into a thriving business that continues to do exactly what it had been set up to do - i.e. provide the most environmentally friendly taxi transport solution for travelling Londoners. 

In 2007, the greentomatokit was launched. A pack containing multiple water, waste and energy saving items, the greentomatokit is a starting point for people to begin their journey towards having a lower impact on the planet. 

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Manufacturing a solar panel consumes more energy than it will ever deliver.

Truth: Electricity generation plants are measured... read more

Manufacturing a solar panel consumes more energy than it will ever deliver.

Truth: Electricity generation plants are measured by the energy yield ratio which is the energy delivered by a system over its lifetime, compared to the energy required to make it. In northern Europe a grid-connected system, with a lifetime of 20 years, produces 4 times the energy required to make (it has an energy yield ratio of 4). In sunnier climes this figure goes up to 7.