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Quick steps you can take to a greener lifestyle
Below are a number of steps you can take to do your bit towards living a greener lifestyle.
Act on CO2
Use the Act on CO2 calculator to (www.direct.gov.uk/ActOnCO2) work out your carbon footprint and receive a personalised action plan with simple steps to help you reduce it.
Follow the link to download the Act On CO2 flyer [147kb] [pdf] that includes a number of simple steps you can take around the home. Why not stick it on the fridge to act as a reminder to the whole family.
Make your home more energy efficient
You can get free, impartial and expert advice about making your home more energy efficient from the local Energy Saving Trust advice centre.
Full contact details are:
Energy Saving Trust advice centre
To receive a personalised report showing you how much energy and money you can save in your home, go to the following link http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/check
Think about how you travel
For impartial journey planning information about all public transport services throughout Yorkshire view the following link (Traveline Yorkshire).
For advice on cycling in North Yorkshire including information about cycle routes view the following link (Cycle lanes and routes).
For advice on how to recycle at home and involve the whole family view the following link (Recycle Now).
For general information about recycling in North Yorkshire view the following link (Recycling - sites).
Buy local produce
View the following link to download a copy of the ' Fall in Love with Local Food [247kb] [pdf]' leaflet that gives lots of information about where you can buy local produce.
Alternatively visit the North Yorkshire Local Food website for details of where to buy, where to eat and much more.
Quick steps to a greener lifestyle
View the following link for a range of quick guides on greener living including recycling, travel and shopping (Greener living: quick guides).