“No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change” Barack Obama
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What can I do?
First: Switch to a renewable energy supplier
Switching to a renewable energy supplier will help reduce your carbon footprint and could save you money simultaneously.
Some renewable energy suppliers include Ecotricity, Bulb, Good Energy and Octopus, but there are many to choose from. See if we can make the switch for a greener town!
With Ecotricity, you not only get 100% green renewable electricity and carbon neutral green gas. Ecotricity use the money from your energy bills to create a greener Britain, investing in new sources of green energy and developing sustainable projects to make a genuine difference. So by joining Ecotricity, you’re creating positive change with every energy bill.
Ecotricity doesn’t just supply green energy, they generate it too, around a fifth of it themselves – using the wind and sunmills they built with the help of their customers.
Green gas is a rarity in the energy industry. But ecotricity’s is set to get even greener once they start to build green gasmills.
Second: Find other ways to save energy in your home, here are eight options
The first four brought to us by The Green Age:
- Install insulation in the loft, this will help prevent heat escaping up through the top of your property (ideally 100% natural sheep wool).
- Install cavity wall insulation – again this is a cheap option (most energy companies offer it for free) and will help minimise heat loss through the walls of your home.
- Install a heat pump and take advantage of the RHI. If you boiler has packed up, try installing a renewable heating technology and the best bit, you get paid to produce the hot water by the government!
- Draught proof around your front door (including the letter box) to help prevent cold air rushing into your home during the winter months.
- Use energy efficient light bulbs and appliances
- Wash clothes in cooler water
- Air dry rather than tumble dry
- Lower your thermostat by 1 degree