are many things that people in the Village can do to help the
environment. This page gives some ideas. There are also some
general everyday living tips that may help make your life a
little bit more simple and successful...
you have any that you would like to contribute please feel free
to email them to me here
Energy prices soaring, you can help save the planet & your
wallet! Keeping your energy usage lower will help us lower our
national energy demand and keep your Electricity/Gas bills lower...
not leave machines on standby
Energy efficiency lightbulbs
down your thermostat a few degrees
your clothes at lower temperatures
boiling a kettle, put in as much water as you actually need
to pour out - it will boil quicker!
buying new washing Appliances, always look out for AAA Energy
off lights that aren't needed
heating up another few degrees or put a jumper on - your choice...
your loft (where feasible)
in alternative energy sources, such as Solar (where feasible)
water will help you lower your water bills and will create less
of a national water demand
you are brushing your teeth, turn the taps off whilst brushing
showers, rather than baths
washing up dishes, try and use a dishwasher - it's easier, better
for the environment and actually will save you water!
way you drive and what you drive can help the planet through
lower fuel usage and also will lower your fuel bill...
your tyres at the right pressure - low tyre pressure can make
your car run very inefficiently
stuck in traffic for more than 3 minutes, turn off your engine
you really need that air conditioning on the whole time?
an electric car (where feasible)
involved in Car Sharing Schemes
the train take the strain
short journeys - the exercise is good for you & the environment!
speed - speeding over the limit is bad for the environment,
dangerous for other road users (including your passengers) and
is against the law for that very reason...
are several things you can do to make your life alot easier,
less complicated and generally more successful
here to opt
out of Junk Mail
here to opt out
of Junk Phone Calls
free online Directory services like 192.com here
rather than paying by using the phone to find numbers via 118
services like Skype here
to speak for free to relatives & friends around the World
buying any products in shops, such as electrical items do not
be embarrassed to ask for a discount. Every retailer has a mark
up price and thus has space to negotiate. Be brave and ask!
you use South West Trains alot, then buy a Network Railcard
/ Young Persons Railcard / Senior Railcard. You will recoup
the cost in savings within a few journeys!
your computer data on a regular basis - photographs/music/important
files could be lost if you don't...
the subject of computers, use common sense when it comes to
emails - here's a few pointers -
Your bank will NEVER ask you for your login details by email
NO ONE anywhere will give you a % for helping transfer money
to a UK Bank Account
You WILL NOT be notified of a Lottery Jackpot Win by email,
unless you have a National Lottery subscription setup
The purpose of alot of 'please forward this email on to 10 friends'
emails can often be your friends inadvertently helping an outside
source harvest email addresses. Delete them.
Unless you know the sender, NEVER EVER open attachments in emails
Do you really need to send those photos as attachments - are
you sure you can't link to wherever they might already be displayed
on the web?
When replying to an email sent to a group of people do you really
need to 'reply to all' or would it suffice to simply send the
email to the person that sent it to you?
hope these have been of some help!
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