10 ways to be sustainable this Easter

 

3cea (3 Counties Energy Agency) has pointed out 10 ways we can be more sustainable this Easter season.

Switch off!
Remember to turn the TV off after use. Leaving devices on standby wastes energy and can increase your electricity bills. A simple tip to reduce your energy consumption - if it’s not being used, switch it off. The same applies to lights and any other household appliance.

Open up your blinds
Opening up your blinds or curtains can brighten up your home. Use as much natural light as possible before switching on lights or lamps. Plus you can enjoy some more sunshine (while we have it!).

Turn down the heating
Try to keep your heating switched off for as long as possible. When you do get cold, try wearing an extra jumper or wrap up in a cosy blanket.

Recycle those Easter Eggs
After you’ve eaten all of your Easter eggs, you may be left with a lot of packaging. Remember to recycle the appropriate materials and correctly place them in the designated bin. Visit the EPA website for more recycling tips.

Get walking
Over this Easter season, swap in a walk instead of a drive when travelling within your 5km. Walking off the Easter eggs will benefit your health and wellbeing too.

Switch to reusable water bottle
When out and about, why not bring a reusable water bottle with you instead of buying single use plastic bottles. This is a simple change that anyone can make to live more sustainably.

Don’t forget your reusable grocery bags
Bring a reusable bag when you go shopping. Keep a few in the car or near the front door of your home so you don’t forget.

Buy your food locally
A shorter food chain can reduce waste before it reaches your home. Try buying your food from your local supermarket which supports food producers in your area.

Avoid food waste
Over the Easter season, try to avoid food waste as much as possible. You can reduce your food waste by planning your meals in advance, saving your leftovers, and learning how to properly store food.

Spread the word
When speaking with friends and family, spread the word on your sustainable activities. Opening up the conversation on sustainability will help others to develop a new frame of mind. Setting an example for others can be both powerful and influential.