Carbon Reducing tips for you at home
10 Simple Tips
to reduce Your Carbon Footprint today
Don’t feel guilty - fill up the dishwasher!
Believe it or not hand washing dishes uses about 63 litres per session; if those dishes are rinsed off under a running tap the total water used averages 150 litres. A modern dishwasher can use as little as 15 litres of water per cycle. But make sure you fill the dishwasher up with as much as you can cram in!
Use the sun
Hanging out clothes to dry instead of on a radiator or in a tumble dryer is a great way to take advantage of the earth’s natural sources. Best of all you get that great fresh smell you can’t beat and better still - it’s free!!
Reduce unwanted mail
Many organisations now offer secure online billing rather than sending a paper bill. Eliminate junk mail by registering for free with the Mail Preference Service to have your name removed from direct mail lists.
Only boil water you need in the kettle
Do you stand by the kettle waiting ages for it to boil the water for your cup of tea? Only boil up the water you need – you’ll save electricity and you’ll get your cuppa quicker too.
Plant a tree
A single tree can absorb up to one ton of carbon dioxide during its lifetime, locking it within the tree and soil. If you don’t have the time, expertise or the garden to do it in OxTreeGen offer a tree planting service to help reduce your carbon footprint. Visit wwwOxTreeGen.com for more details.
Switch off your electrical appliances
Over the course of a device's lifetime, the cost of all that standby power can actually exceed the cost of having the device on
Turn Off the Tap when you brush your Teeth
It’s time to break that habit and save up to 5 litres of water a minute.
If the entire adult population of England and Wales did the same, it could save enough water to supply nearly 500,000 houses
Empty the Boot of your Car
Empty the boot of your car and see the fuel consumption improve, reducing the level of emissions you are responsible for and reduce wear and tear on your car
Try walking to the shop at the weekend to get the paper, or take a bus into town. Reducing the number of miles you do in your car is the easiest way for you to reduce your carbon footprint
Turn your Heating Down
Turning your heating down by 2 degrees can make significant savings to your heating bills and lower your carbon footprint.