The global warming debate continues, with good evidence being provided from both sides of the argument it is difficult to know whether human kind can make a difference to global temperatures.
Either way, landfill sites are not a healthy way to deal with rubbish, incinerators fill the air with toxic chemicals and natural resources are being depleted. it is becoming accepted that as a planet we need to take more responsiblity for our own impact on the environment and reduce the burden.
Of course fitting solar panels to your roof and a wind turbine to power your shed are great ways of becoming energy self-sufficient but it’s the little changes to our routines that can make big differences when we all practise them – from slimline water butts for small gardens to turning the lights off when they are not needed, we can all adapt to reduce the harm we cause.
We found these websites that can kick start your ability to make these important changes, practised often enough these changes can become habits, healthy home habits.
This website is one of many great online resources on how to go about minimising impact, with a couple of clicks to select your home the website becomes tailored to you and specific tools to suit your property and local area are easily located.
It is part of the English Heritage and it really is a fascinating resource on the types of properties and their standard construction, as well as providing weather related information specific to your area.
We mention EnergySavingTrust.org.uk in our accreditations – they have an energy saving top tips page with some basic, easy ways to improve the insulating properties of your home and give average costs to energy saving habits. Click here to read the top tips page.
Doing the right thing for the environment can save you plenty of cash and raise your quality of life, everyone’s a winner.