Here is a guide on how to get your home greener than it already is.
Save energy and save money too
Set the heating/thermostat slightly lower in the winter and higher in the summer
Use fluorescent light bulbs, these give 95% more heat off than energy
Remove items off standby when not in use
Wash clothes in cold water as 85% of the energy used in a washing machine is used to heat the water
Use a drying rack or washing line to dry clothes
Save water and money too
Shorter showers result in lower water and heating bills too
Low-flow shower heads minimise the water wastage
Minimum petrol saves you money too
Walk or cycle wherever possible
Eating to save
Try to cook from scratch, meals can be frozen down and heated again
Skip buying the bottled water, these bottles generate a lot of waste – buy a water purifier
Carry your own reusable water bottle – not plastic
Check out second-hand or sales before you need to buy something
Hire books from your library instead of buying
Donate your unused mobiles, printer cartridges, clothes etc to donation banks of charity shops instead of throwing away
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