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Help and advice on sustainable living

You can find lots of helpful info about environmentally sustainable living online.

 

Household energy

Handy comparison websites can also help reduce your utility bills.

Energy Compare

Uswitch

You can learn more about why it’s important to switch to clean energy by watching this video Renewable Energy Explained in 2 1/2 Minutes – YouTube

Find out more about household energy from Ofgem – Britain’s energy regulator.

Energy Saving Trust can give advice on making better energy choices.

Energy efficiency experts, the “Green Doctors” help you to save money and stay warm and well in your home.

Find out more about home heating systems advice.

Keep warm this winter

Find out how you can get grants and benefits to help pay for energy bills

Water

Unlike with gas and electricity, there is no option to switch to a cheaper water provider to reduce the bills. But here is some advice on how you can cut your water bills:

Money Saving Expert

Yorkshire Water 

Citizens Advice

There’s also help if you’re having trouble paying your water bill, find out more.

Save money and household waste

There are lots of cooking and budget blogs out there about eating well on a budget! Here are a few of our favourites:

Cooking on a bootstrap

Good Housekeeping

Homemade cleaning products

Donate to charities

Don’t throw it away, give it away! Find a local charity shop:

Charity retail

Freecycle

I love freegle

Grow your own

Did you know you can grow your on fruit and veg, even from a window box! If you already grow your own, send us your pictures on Facebook!  Here some handy websites about home growing to get you started!

Royal Horticultural Society 

Gardeners World