Check insulation and improve where
Switch off PCs and TVs at the mains when not in use
or use an Intelliplug.
Light Bulbs .
Boil only as much
water in a kettle as
needed or use an Eco
Fill up the washing machine and dishwasher
Hang washing out to dry.
Turn down the
thermostat on the heating system by 1°C.
Put a timer
on a heated towel rail.
heating panels from Navitron
electricity with Greenelectricity.org, Uswitch
run the tap while cleaning teeth.
Take a shower (but beware
the power shower!).
Resist flushing the loo every time.
a water hippo to the cistern.
Wash the car with a bucket of
water instead of a hose.
Help protect the
Use environment-friendly liquids for
washing and cleaning.
Turn off intense outside lights to cut
down on light pollution.
Recycle as much as possible.
things instead of buying new.
Eat less meat (cows account for
a lot of methane, a potent greenhouse gas!).
grown, seasonal food to save on food miles from Bath
Farmers' Market, Somerset
Local Food Direct,
every Thursday from Newton
paper in the loo: ‘bag and bin’ cotton buds,
tampons, nappies etc.
Choose reusable nappies.
biodegradable sanitary towels and tampons.
instead of throwing away.unwanted items.
water butts to save rainwater (and plants prefer it).
plants that like dry conditions.
Have a compost heap.
native plants to attract wildlife.
Use peat-free compost.
a pond and enjoy new garden visitors.
Cut flowers from the
garden and save the air miles on imported flowers.
a mug instead of a plastic cup if you drink machine
heavily packaged sandwiches for lunch (or make your own lunch!)
off unused equipment when leaving.
Use ordinary plates and
cutlery at functions/meetings instead of disposable ones.
On the move
driving short distances. Cycle
it’s good for us too!
car journeys where possible (see 2CarShare.com)
the train or the.bus,
Take bags when going to the shops, avoid using new
plastic bags where possible.
Use the internet.