Reducing your carbon footprint doesn’t require a lot of effort. In fact, simple changes can make a big difference.

Climate Care, the experts on sustainability, have some ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Here are some of the easiest to try:

At home:

Conserving heat is a big one and you may already be doing some of these, such as closing your curtains at night and having double glazing, which both help heat escaping out of your windows. You can also try putting aluminium foil behind your radiators to help reflect heat back into the room.

A jacket for your hot water tank may not be something you would expect to be on your shopping list but it can save you lots of money not to mention reducing emissions.

Turning items off at the plug rather than leaving them on standby and also unplugging your phone charger from the wall saves electricity and takes zero effort.

On the road:

Avoiding accelerating quickly and heavy breaking could not only be safer but it can also help save fuel.

Checking your tyre pressure regularly is not only a top tip for driving in the winter but can also save on the fuel. This reduces emissions for the environment and saves money for you. It’s a win-win.

Another tip that could benefit your health as well as the environment is heading out on foot instead of in the car for short journeys.

Climate care have loads more tips, you can find them here.

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