Top Tips for Green Living

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Here are some top tips, as sourced by our community!

“In a world of more than 7 billion people, each of us is just a drop in the bucket. But with enough drops we can fill the bucket”

Energy

  1. Unplug the computer and other electronics when not in use.
  2. Wash clothes at the lowest temperature – they will be just as clean.
  3. Insulate your home… keeps you warm and saves you £££
  4. Change to a renewable energy supplier
  5. Change lightbulbs to LED ones. They use much less electricity and they last a lot longer.
  6. Fill the kettle with only the amount of water you need

Water

  1. Have shorter showers

Food waste

  1. Check your fridge before you shop and be creative with leftovers

Plastic

Check out Malmesbury Against Plastic’s website for a comprehensive booklet on how to reduce your single use plastic usage whilst supporting Malmesbury High Street!

  1. When shopping take a reusable bag with you
  2. Look for shops that refill – like The Wild Food Co on the High Street

Biodiversity/Agriculture

  1. Grow your own!
  2. Peat bogs make excellent carbon sinks which is great to maintain a stable climate. Avoid peat based products e.g. bagged soil

Transport

  1. Use public transport where you can
  2. Share a journey
  3. Walk or cycle
  4. Keep your car tyres inflated to their correct level. It is safer and it saves fuel.
  5. Leave on time! It saves driving too fast saving fuel – and it is safer!

Other

  1. Consume less – focus on simple pleasures e.g. spending time with friends and family, enjoying nature, walks, cycles, rides etc.
  2. Money can be saved by sharing tools, repairing equipment and upcycling
  3. Buy eco-responsible products. Even better use simple things like white wine vinegar – it cleans well and is anti-bacterial. Baking soda is also great for cleaning.
  4. Stop paper junk mail
  5. Reduce, reuse, donate, recycle
  6. Think global, act local

Do you have any suggestions we can add to the list? Get in touch!