Living Sustainably - healthy living for healthy kids
We believe that the best way to look after the places we love is to change the way we live and this affects our children too
We help people imagine living sustainably in the future and encourage everyone to put this into practice through their daily lives. 'Green Living’ will help you identify small things you can do day-to-day that will help us all live more sustainably. Here are a few things you could do to start you off. If you have suggestions you would like to share with others click contact us and let us know!
Save energy in the home
Electricity is one of the biggest producers of carbon emissions which contribute to global warming. Although our lives are so dependent on electricity, reducing consumption is actually very easy!
- Remember to ‘turn off’ electrical items at the plug socket when not in use (lights, television, DVD player, stereo, computer etc).
- Unplug your mobile phone as soon as it's fully charged
- Fit energy-saving light bulbs
Shopping & transport - leave the car at home!
Much of the food and drink we consume has travelled thousands of miles to reach our kitchen. By buying locally produced goods we can reduce our carbon footprint. Get your baby pushchairs here to making shopping and transport an easy day to day task. Our own travel contributes to carbon emissions too. The more we can think about and act to reduce these emissions the better
- Buy local fruit and vegetables
- Buy clothes and products produced close to home
- Use buses, trains whenever possible or investigate car sharing to school or work
- Why not go for a jog rather than driving to the gym
Eliminate, Reduce, Reuse & Recycle Every Time
Each household in the UK produces about one tonne of rubbish every year! That's a lot of rubbish - about enough to fill a double-decker bus!
- Eliminate the creation of Waste in the first place; Could you buy a product with less packaging in the first place, or ask the supplier to recycle the packaging. As an alternative could the item be fixed with a small part rather than recycle it?
- Reuse bags, bottles and containers and avoid using foil and sandwich bags
- Use eco-friendly rubbish clearance companies
- Use a bag-for-life instead of using plastic carrier bags each time you visit the supermarket
- Recycle junk mail
- Use both sides of printer paper at home and in the office