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Become a greener you

Improve your home’s energy efficiency

If you own a property in England or Wales you can get recommendations for home improvements on the website  that could make your property cheaper to heat and keep warm.

For each recommendation you can see:

  • an estimated cost of making the improvement
  • how much you could save on your bills
  • next steps if you want to make the improvement

Find out more at


Switch off electrical equipment when not in use

  • Turn the lights off when you leave a room.
  • Turn off monitors
  • Don’t leave anything plugged in that isn’t being used and that includes your mobile phone charger!

Find quick tips to save energy at home by visiting the Energy Saving Trust website


Recycle waste correctly at home and work

Reduce, Reuse, Repair and Recycle! For more information visit our waste and recycling page or visit the Nottinghamshire County Council recycling pages to see what you can recycle.


Reduce your meat intake; go meat-free one day a week

Information about the benefits going meat free not only for the planet but also for your health. For advice, tips and meal plans and recipes please visit: and the Vegetarian Society website,


Switch to an ethical bank

Opening an ethical bank account means that you entrust your money to a bank that is concerned with the social and environmental impact of its investments and loans. There is lots of information on line,  find out more on the Ethical Consumer website. 

Try the WWF carbon footprint calculator to see how ‘green’ you are

It’s easy to go about our day without realising the impact our choices might be having on the environment.

You can use the WWF Footprint Calculator to assess your current footprint and get tips on how to improve it.