Reducing your Carbon Footprint -Small Changes Add Up

Reduce your carbon footprint and save money at the same time


-Draught excluders around windows and doors could save between £20-30 per year also saving 650lbs of carbon dioxide (CO2)

-Insulate your home and save £120 per year.

-Switch off – don’t leave appliances on standby and save between £45 and £80 a year.

-Turning down your room thermostat by just one degree can save £75 and 1400 lbs of CO2.

-You can save over £43 a year by just being careful how you use you kitchen appliances.

-Don’t fill your kettle right up everytime- just boil the amount of water you need. Do not leave the hot tap running.

-Set your washing machine to wash at 30°C and save 500lbs CO2.

-Through installing a water-efficient shower head, a family of four

could save around £65 a year.

-Changing even to one energy-saving light bulb can save 150lbs of CO2 per year.

-Replace your old fridge with an energy efficient one: annual savings of over £50; save 700lbs of CO2.

-With solar panels save £770 per year.

-Drive just 10 fewer miles a week- annual savings £48, Save 520lbs of CO2.

*Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle.

(Recycling paper helps save the rain forests.) Avoid buying over-wrapped goods.

Reduce your garbage by 10% through greater recycling or reduced packaging, with annual savings of 1200lbs of CO2.

-Use recycled paper, kitchen rolls and toilet rolls.

-Use Ecover products -natural cleaners.

-Shop locally, buy organic goods or veg or grow your own. Buy ‘Fair Trade.’

-Plant native trees in your garden –they absorb CO2 and attract wild-life.

-Plant pollinating flowers in garden to promote bio-diversity and save bees.

-Save envelopes and use again with re-use labels.

-Photocopy using both sides of page and help save trees.

-Compost kitchen and garden waste.

“What Did You Do, Once You Knew?”

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