Nature loves changing. The humble caterpillar transforms into a beautiful butterfly. A tiny acorn turns into a gigantic oak tree. And then there's the weather...
Inspired by nature (and the clever lot at Do Nation) we've been thinking of some changes we could make to help look after it. We shared a few of them last month, and then left you on the edge of your seats, wondering just what might come after H. The wait is finally over, and it turns out it's I.
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Your loft is the biggest culprit for poor insulation. Lagging your loft properly means your house can do a better job of staying warm in winter and cool in summer and not leak extra heat into the atmosphere.
No-one likes getting surprise junk through the door and all that wasted paper isn’t great for the environment either. Putting a little note on your door or letterbox can reduce the amount of junk mail you get by a massive 51%.
Information on how to be sustainable is always changing and evolving as we learn more about the planet and the effect we’re having on it. The wearedonation.com site is a great source of up-to-date information.
People are much more likely to change their unsustainable ways if others around them are doing the same. It’s good to remember that even a small change you make could be inspiring someone else to follow your example. Positive peer pressure and all that.
One steak creates the same emissions as driving around for an hour with all your lights on. Try going meat-free one day a week and see how you get on.
Ditching the clothes for one day a week would definitely save a load of laundry. But if you don’t think the world’s quite ready for that just yet, consider washing your clothes at a lower temperature and air drying them.
Running your high usage electricals at low usage times (like in the middle of the night) means you will be drawing energy more efficiently from the National Grid as well as saving energy wastage. Midnight cuppas it is.
Printing less means using less paper and saving a few trees in the process. If you do need to print, use recycled paper and print as small as you can on both sides to cut back on the sheets. Tree-rific.
Coming soon, the third and final instalment. Will Q be next? Will Z be last? Will Frodo destroy the ring? Whoops, wrong third part.