Climate-friendly lifestyle

Sustainable living

Ways to live more sustainably

Living more sustainably means reducing our environmental impact through everyday positive actions. Each change you can make, small or big, makes a difference; and could save you money too.

What other people are doing to live more sustainably

Cut food waste

are taking action to minimise their food waste.

Recycle clothing

regularly recycle clothing.

Reduce energy use

are trying to reduce their energy use in the home.

Make one change

Have one meat-free day a week

Did you know that one meet-free day a week for a year could save almost 3 tennis courts of forest (meatfreemondays.com) and on average £209 per person (Independent.com)? Get creative and try new recipes while saving money and the planet. 

Save water at home

According to the Energy Saving Trust, one household could save £70 a year by keeping shower time to no more than four minutes. You could also save water by installing an efficient shower head or using your washing machine only when it is fully loaded. Find more simple tips to start saving the planet at home.

Compost or recycle your food waste

Compost your food waste or start to recycle it. Recycled food waste can be used for commercial composting or it can be processed to create green electricity. Check with your local authority if food waste is being recycled in your area and get started.

Reducing household waste

Reducing your household waste could help you save money while reducing your carbon footprint. See our top tips and make a small change today.

Ideas to reduce, reuse and recycle

Did you know that the saved energy from one recycled glass bottle can power a light bulb for 4 hours? Or that you can make one fleece jacket from 25 plastic bottles (Recycle-more.co.uk, 2021)? Learn tips to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Sustainable fashion

10% of the global carbon emissions come from the clothing industry (Sustain Your Style, 2022). Explore our 5 simple tips to make more sustainable fashion choices and start making a difference today.

What's a carbon footprint?

A carbon footprint gives you information about your impact on the environment. Find how to calculate your carbon footprint and tips on how you could reduce it.

Looking for more ideas to live sustainably?

Explore tips for saving energy at home and active travel.

Saving energy at home

From small changes to low-carbon heating systems, find out more about saving energy and money at home.

Low-carbon travel

Find out about ways to reduce your impact on the climate when travelling or commuting to work.