Welcome to our Top Eco Tips
Every true Green Being needs to grow their awareness of the best ways to reduce impact on the environment. In this section, we have brought together a summary of the main things you need to know...
Carbon College - Our blog comprising ten brief tutorials arming you with all you need to know about carbon and climate change.
Calculate your footprint - This provides a summary of what is meant by your ‘carbon’ or ‘ecological’ footprint. There are various footprint calculators available which can give you a personalised or a household carbon footprint. These programmes provide recommendations specific to your lifestyle and allow you to track your progress over time. We have looked at a number of them and provided a listing of some of our favourites, so have a look at the options here.
Reduce your footprint - This section brings together much of the information bombarding us regarding environmental issues and what we do to reduce our impacts. You can also add your own tips or advice and hopefully find new ways to reduce, reuse or recycle.
Ways to shop - This is the tricky one; when you need to buy things, how do you make the right choices to minimise your environmental impacts? We have done all the hard work for you and reviewed the information which will help you make more sustainable purchase decisions. Learn how to avoid falling victim to green-washing; discover new and emerging methods of minimising your purchasing impacts and also have a look at new purchasing models emerging over the globe.
Eco-labels - One of the best ways to ensure that the environment has been considered when growing or manufacturing a product is to select one that has an eco-label. But what do they look like, how do they compare and what do they mean? Increase your awareness of eco-labels and get to recognise them in this easy eco-label guide.
Eco-innovations - Creating products and services in a manner which minimises environmental impact is without doubt a key step towards a sustainable future. Find out what defines an eco-innovation/sustainable product and what needs to be considered. If you have an idea for developing your own eco-innovation there are some useful links on how to do it, funding opportunities and support to help you get started.
Carbon offsetting - This area is growing rapidly but it is still largely unregulated and often highly controversial. Offsetting could play an important role in moving towards a sustainable future, but what are the downsides, and how do you choose between offset providers? We provide some guidance and weigh up the pros and cons of the different offset strategies and providers.
FAQ - Frequently asked questions, have a browse over some of the questions we regularly receive.