Efficient Homes

Efficient Homes

Advice on how you can make your home more eco and environmentally friendly.

Being eco friendly means we are living in a way that is not harmful to the environment. Overtime, we have seen an increasing need to protect our planet from man-made damage and being environmentally friendly is an important part we all need to play. 

There a various ways that we can make sustainable changes to the way we live which have a lessen negative effect on our lives and contribute to a more eco friendly environment.

How can I make my home more eco and environmentally friendly? EnvironmentEnviroment

Turn it off 

Leaving any electrical appliances on standby uses up energy. To help reduce your carbon footprint and conserve energy switch it off and you will soon start to see the difference in your energy bills. 

Compost

Any food a little bit too far by it's 'best by' then make the decision to start composting rather than throwing it out. This will reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill as well as creating a natural fertiliser and keeping your garden fresh and green.

Stop Wasting Food 

To cut down on food waste, eat seasonally and plan meals in advance, wasting food adds to the amount of C02 being created in landfills. 

Buy Local 

When you choose to shop closer to home the less carbon is created with their transportation. You will also be supporting the local economy which is a great added bonus. 

Cut out plastic 

When you're out shopping take a canvas bag with you or buy your fruit and veg loose. Stop buying bottled water and invest in a reusable water bottle instead. 

Top Tips: 

  • With the warm weather approaching hang your clothes outside to dry instead of using the tumble dryer 

  • Donate clothes instead of throwing them in the bin

  • Use recyclable paper when wrapping gifts 

  • Eat less meat

  • Use leftover bathwater to water your plants 

Where can I find out more? 

There are lots of tips you can try and number of helpful websites available. Learn more and find out if there are any tips on how you can make your life more environmentally friendly but also comfortable for you and your family. 

50 Ways to Make Your Life More Environmentally Friendly (Opens in a new window)

30 Ways to Be More Eco Friendly in 2021 (Opens in a new window)

 


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