Every little bit helps in reducing pollution and helping the environment.
- Leave the car at home where possible - walk or cycle into town.
- Turn off any lights and any items such as TV's and audio systems that are not going to be used for a while; even Standby mode uses power
- Purchase high efficiency lighting and household products, i.e. washing machines, dishwashers and fridges. (go for a class A).
- Don't over fill your kettle - water takes a huge amount of energy to heat up. Heating an extra mug of water is equivalent to powering your TV for a few hours
- Sort your rubbish - recycle as much as you can.
- Use water butts in the garden.
- Farming is the most important occupation on the planet - support local
Organic farmers by buying direct or through shops selling their products. See
Try to encourage non Organic farmers to go green, be nice about it though.
- Try to buy Organic and Fair Trade produce in general. This helps both the environment and gives a fair price to the people who grow it.
- Don't drop litter, put it in a bin. As well as not looking very nice, wildlife can be hurt and trapped by it.
- Home Composting - it's a cheap way of returning nutrients to your garden.
- Use you old plastic bottles to target water at the roots of your plants (very handy when you are away)
- Share recycling runs and transport with your friends and neighbours
There a numerous ways that you can help the environment. See the links page for ideas.