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Join the Green Revolution! (Part 2)

Join the Green Revolution! (Part 2) love to be part of actively helping households reduce their carbon footprints, after all, it’s when we all work together, that we can achieve the greatest results for our planet. Last week we gave you part 1 of our “Green Revolution” top tips and this week we have some more great advice.

Consumer choices

Along with our advice on transport and home adaptations from last week, this is also a biggie. Where we choose to spend our hard earned pennies sends a powerful message and helps tell the economy and markets what we want in the future.

So what helps? Well, you can choose to  buy more environmentally friendly products, shop locally and also opt for companies who recycle or are active in reducing their own carbon footprint. for instance, are very proud to offer an ecological, energy saving product, which is contributing to less landfill waste and with 100% recyclable packaging. In choosing a energy saving light bulb, you can feel confident that you are making the most planet-friendly choice.

Water usage

You probably already know that you can make a big difference to your carbon footprint by reducing water usage, but it’s always great to have a reminder. The cleaning and processing of water for human use is a heavily energy dependent process. In addition, at-home cooling and heating of water is another major factor. Our top tips would be to try and collect rain water in your garden for watering plants (rain water butts are very inexpensive and easy to install). Plus it comes time to replace an existing home appliance, remember to choose the most energy efficient kettles, dishwashers and washing machines.  And remember that modern energy efficient dishwashers often use less water and have a lower overall energy use than hand washing! Another simple way to reduce water usage is to try and have more showers than baths.

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