Producing meat is a very energy-intensive business. The livestock industry is responsible for an incredible 18% of the world’s carbon emissions. Grow some food on your window sill or in your garden. Try to buy local, seasonal and, if possible, organic food. Don’t buy air-freighted fresh food. For more info click take a look at the section on Be Greener: Food
5. Stop Printing
Try to save on paper by not printing. Change your email signature with a message saying:
PLEASE CONSIDER THE ENVIRONMENT BEFORE PRINTING THIS EMAIL
An average of 10% of a household's power can be attributed to standby. You can save money and energy simply by unplugging appliances or switching devices off at the power point they are connected to when not in use.
7. Renewable Energy
Switch your electricity supply to a 100% renewable energy provider like Good Energy. Or you could sign up with Ecotricity, who are building more renewable capacity per customer than any other
8. Save as you go
- Refuse plastic bags in shops. Keep spare bags or “bags for life” by the front door to take shopping.
- Try to carry a travel mug or a metal water bottle with you rather than using disposable cups or buying water bottles.
9. Green watering for the garden
Gardening this summer? Try buying a water butt to catch rainfall that you can later use to water your plants. It's more planet-friendly than using tap water, which has to go through energy-intensive purification to make it drinkable. The plants won't mind if you save rain for them instead.
10. Start Sowing
Now is the time to get sowing! Sowing your own seeds will save you money and help the environment, as well as being fun. Now is the time of year to start growing your vegetables or herbs in your garden or window box. Search around for organic seeds if possible, or heritage seeds, to help safeguard rare varieties. Gardner's World
have some great tips.