Take Control of your own Environment

There are a number of things you can do around your home and garden to make it more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. We've put together some practical tips for you to try. Let us know if you have others that we can add to the page.

Switch off lights and appliances when not in use

Microwave Buttons

Turn down the thermostat on your heating

Thermostat

Insulate your Home

Insulation Installation
 

Replace your gas boiler with a heat pump

Furnace Flames

Buy appliances which are high energy efficiency rated

Dish Washer

Switch to a Green Energy Provider

Wind Mills
 

Let your grass grow (less mowing means more carbon sequestration)

Man Mowing Lawn

Plant a garden that helps the planet by devouring carbon

Gardening

Harvest rainwater

Rain on Roof
 

Find more useful tips for eco-friendly gardening on the Woodland Trust website: Environmentally-friendly gardening tips - Woodland Trust