The good news is that we can all easily reduce our energy consumption both at home and on board. By introducing a few simple, low cost energy saving measures, you could save as much as 20% on your energy bills, so it makes sound financial and environmental sense to reduce consumption and cut emissions as much as possible.
Everything has a carbon footprint from the produce we buy to the kit we use on board. Check out our best practice advice to see how you can reduce your footprint.
It seems to rain so much in the UK, that it is difficult to see why it is so important to save water. However despite our seemingly wet climate some parts of the UK are experiencing water shortages. The South East of England has less water available per person than Sudan and Syria (Waterwise).
About one third of the water each person uses on a daily basis is wasted – it runs straight down the plughole without being used. What’s more, the energy required to treat, pump and heat the water produces significant amounts of Carbon Dioxide, one of the green house gases responsible for Climate change.
Although there is currently no legal duty to conserve water it does make environmental and financial sense not to waste it, particularly if you consider that we pay for water twice – for the supply of clean drinkable water and for the removal of waste water.