Save money and microwave

Microwave where possible as microwave ovens use much less energy than conventional ovens. You might be surprised by the range of meals (and desserts!) that can be made in a microwave.

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Ethical banking

Reviewing your finances? Why not consider whether an ethical bank like Triodos Bank might help you and the environment. Triodos invests in socially-oriented and sustainable enterprises.

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Meatless Mondays

Meat production has a big impact on the environment. Try having a day a week where you avoid eating meat or meat products (it doesn’t have to be a Monday!).

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Use Your Freezer

Freeze fresh produce and leftovers where possible if you won’t have the chance to eat them before they go bad, and reduce food wastage.

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Cleaning products

Choose concentrated or ‘ultra’ cleaning products, which use 50 to 60 percent less packaging than traditional formulas while cleaning just as thoroughly.

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Cover pans when cooking

Whenever you cook on the hob, always try to cover the pans – this reduces the amount of energy that escapes from open pans, plus the amount of time it takes to heat up food and boil water. It also reduces condensation.

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Save electricity when tumble drying

Reduce the need for ironing by taking clothes out of the tumble dryer while still slightly damp and hanging them up. That can save energy – including yours!

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Greener giving

When giving a gift, consider a greener alternative such as making your own present, buying a gift from the ‘All We Can’ catalogue (or similar schemes) or offering some of your time and skills to do a favour for your friend or loved one.

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Save Water

Each time you turn on a tap, use the lowest pressure necessary. Keep the water turned on only while it is needed. For drinking water, keep a jug in the fridge so you don’t have to let water run to cool.

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Borrow or Share

If you only need something temporarily, ask if a friend or neighbour would lend it to you. Likewise, share things like books, magazines, movies, games, and newspapers between friends and neighbours.

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