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Global Warming and Carbon Footprint Calculator

If you have seen the 11th Hour and feel for the environment, here is what you can do to help.

If you reduce the amount of energy you use in the home, not only will you cut your energy bills, but you will be playing your part in reducing your impact on climate change. The following tips will enable you to reduce your energy usage and save money.

First steps -Replace your light bulbs with energy efficient ones; they last longer and will cut the cost of your electricity bill -Turn down your thermostat by just a degree and slash 10% off the energy used in heating your home -Opt for a shower rather than a bath, but try to avoid power showers -Turn off your electrical appliances (DVDs, mobile phone chargers, TVs, computers, stereos) at the wall. --Don’t leave your appliances on standby -Get a Home Energy Check -Run your fridge at between 3-5°C -Turn down the hot water to 60°C -Draw your curtains at dusk - -Set your washing machine to 30-40°C and try to dry your clothes naturally Challenge yourself -Improve your loft insulation - up to a third of your household heat will escape through an uninsulated loft. - -Insulate your home’s cavity walls -Lag your boiler and pipes to prevent heat loss -Install double or triple glazing -Use solar panels for your energy needs Worried about your impact on the environment? The way we use the planet’s resources makes up our ecological footprint. Measuring yours takes less than 5 minutes and could set you on a life-changing journey...

Follow the link below:

Website: http://footprint.wwf.org.uk/questionnaires/show/1/1/1

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