Climate change: How you can help

At home

Emissions from heating and powering our homes make up about one-third of the UK's total carbon emissions. This is one of the best places to make a real difference - and you will usually save money.

Whether you rent or own your home, you can make a difference by:

Recycling bins

Energy advice
Our The Public Health Team have information about local energy efficiency and renewable energy schemes and the support that is available for householders in the District.

Householders can also contact the Government funded Energy Saving Advice Service on 0300 123 1234 for free advice about making homes more energy efficient and for information about energy saving measures. They can also provide information about grants and offers that may be available and recommend suitably qualified trades people.

Check out the running costs of your domestic appliances using this running cost calculator.

At work

Here are some ways you can help to reduce carbon emissions in your workplace.

Waste and recycling


Travelling to work

Travelling on business


The goods you buy can have a major impact on the environment by consuming energy and producing waste, especially through packaging.

All of the following tips will help:

Out and about

Our leisure choices can also affect our carbon emissions.



On holiday

For more advice on how to adapt and mitigate the effects of climate change please visit the Energy Saving Trust website.

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