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Switch off- turn off appliances at the mains rather than leaving them on standby- think about turning WiFi off at the mains if you go away for a few nights, this could save you 60 CO2kg.
Save water- heating water is one of the most energy-intensive activities in our homes- opt for shorter showers, put a lid on your pans when cooking, and only heat the water you need in your kettle
Take a load off- only wash clothes when you have a full load, wash at 30 degrees and try to avoid tumble drying if you can, this could save you 15 CO2kg.
Drying clothes on a line can save you £30 off your yearly electricity bill and 65 CO2kg.
Replace light bulbs with LEDs and save 25 CO2kg.
Pump up your tyres - tyres under inflated by 14 psi can increase fuel consumption by 1 full tank per year
Turn down your thermostat- More than half of household energy is used for heating. Turning down your thermostat by 1 degree could save you around £80 a year and 345 CO2kg.
Keeping things running smoothly- appliances that don't have to fight limescale and other dirt use less energy to run. De-scaling your kettle, cleaning the filters in your washing appliances, bleeding your radiators could save you money and reduce your carbon footprint
Increase your steps to reduce your footprint - journeys under 1 mile could easily be walked. Walking is also good for your physical and mental health
Public Transport - Always explore public transport before deciding to drive
Don't idle your car - Idling your car not only wastes fuel but produces up to 150 balloons of exhaust emissions per minute. Avoid unnecessary emissions and break the habit
Don't waste food - Food carries with it a large carbon footprint- from growing crops and rearing animals to transportation and disposal. Meal planning is a great way to reduce food waste as you know to buy only what you need and to be mindful of things that are going out of date. Our website has a host of advice on how to reduce food waste
Grow at home- fresh herbs bought at the supermarket often come in plastic packaging and often do not get used in full. Herbs can be grown very easily on a windowsill and provide you with a potential lifetime supply. It reduces waste, food miles and expenditure.
Keep your garden natural- keeping natural grass and native species not only encourages wildlife and pollinators but also improves drainage as well as welcoming nature into your home.