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How can I be more environmentally friendly in my home?

Besides saving water and energy in the home, other things you can do to help the environment and reduce your carbon footprint are:

  • Walk, cycle or use public transport instead of using a car, especially for shorter journeys.
  • Recycle as much of your waste as possible. Most local authorities will recycle your paper, cardboard, glass, tin cans and plastic. Some will also recycle your food waste.
  • If you have a garden then you can grow your own organic vegetables, compost your food and garden waste or install a water butt to water your garden from the rainwater.
  • Buy local, natural or ethically-sourced products or those with a sustainability accredited logo, such as ‘FSC-certified’ (Forest Stewardship Council) paper and wood.
  • Help to enhance your local natural environment by encouraging wildlife through installing window boxes for flowers, bird boxes or bird feeders on nearby trees or walls and ‘bug hotels’ in gardens.
  • Take part in local events, get to know your neighbours and help to build stronger, more resilient and sustainable communities.
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