When you limit your energy usage you don’t only save money but you lower your impact on the environment. The longer we go without making significant changes to the way energy is generated and used, the greater the threat of global warming and climate change become to our daily lives.
Energy Saving Trust is a British organisation devoted to promoting energy efficiency, energy conservation, and the sustainable use of energy, thereby reducing carbon dioxide emissions and helping to prevent man-made climate change.A guide to making your home more energy efficient in the long-term is available at this link.
ENERGY SAVING TIPS
Detailed information and advice reducing your energy usage and bills is available at the following links:
Water is a precious resource and is something we cannot live without. It’s all too easy in the UK take water for granted - you just turn on the tap and there’s water.
However there is only a finite amount of water and due to climate change and population growth water supply is under increasing strain with high risk of water shortages in many parts of the country unless urgent action is taken.
It may seem to rain a lot but some parts of the country, such as the densely-populated south-east, are much drier so there is less water for consumers to use.
More importantly our water usage is much higher than previous generations with each of us using about 150 litres every day and this is likely to keep going up.
At the same time climate change could mean that less water will be available in the future.
With two-thirds of the global population predicted to live in regions of high water stress by 2025, providing an accurate and deep understanding of this issue is critical.
A guide “Global Water Waste” explains the extent of the of the global water shortage , covering everything individuals, homes and businesses need to consider:
Access to clean water and toilets is a human right, and should be a normal part of daily life for everyone, everywhere.
WaterAid is an international non-governmental organisation, focused providing clean water, decent toilets and hygiene knowledge to people who don't yet have access to them.
WATER SAVING TIPS
Because water is so precious, it is everyone’s responsibility to use it wisely.
Remember, if you are on a water meter, saving water also means saving money.
Ofwat advice for conserving water is available at the following links:
GetWaterFit offer a water calculator to find out where you can make savings to reduce your water bill and help the environment, available at this link.
SaveWaterSaveMoney enables you to order free water saving devices and discounted water butts from your water supplier, available at this link.
Further detailed information and advice on saving water is available at the following links:
Your water company will also offer you help saving water.
CONSERVING WATER IN YOUR GARDEN
During hot and dry weather watering your garden can significantly increase your water usage but there are simple steps you can take to reduce your water bills and protect your community’s water supply, available at The Daily Gardener and at Water's Worth Saving.
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