Ideas for Reducing Your Homes Carbon Output in London
It’s never been a more proactive time for people in London who want to make their homes and community eco-friendlier. At the end of the day, we all want better lives for the next generations, and it’s a struggle that will affect everyone. The good news is that it’s possible for us all to do our part in improving London’s environment and that starts at home.
The main thing that London’s residents can all do is be aware of our carbon output and look for ways to reduce it. And there’s an easy way to calculate your carbon footprint and make positive changes today. Here are some of Aussie’s favourite tips for reducing carbon emissions to become a collective response to climate change.
Simple Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint –
Switch to LED Bulbs – One simple but effective way to move towards a greener home is to change to LED lightbulbs. Most incandescent bulbs use a lot of energy, so replacing them with LEDs will lower your overall consumption. LEDs also last for approximately ten years, and their efficiency is kinder on the national power grid.
Reduce Air Travel and Imported Foods – Air travel and freight are big-time contributors to carbon emissions, specifically due to the altitude where the CO2 occurs. As we’re looking for solutions, the easiest way to reduce this is by flying less and avoiding/reducing imported food. Try and get a train or bus in you’re travelling within the same country.
Say No to Single-Use Plastic – If you’re a coffee-lover, you can save a tremendous amount of money by avoiding a daily cup of barista coffee. The main players are also some of the worst offenders for single-use plastic. However, if you can’t resist the lure, then buy an eco-friendly cup and avoid their single-use ones. Plus-points for anyone who’s already lugging their reusable bags to the supermarket.
Lights and Taps Off – We’re all guilty of leaving an appliance or light on when it’s not in use. If you are more vigilant, you’ll be able to reduce your energy consumption just by switching appliances off. Same with any lights when you’re not in the room. And remember – a TV or computer that’s on standby is still on.
Stick it on a Cold Wash – By changing your washing machine setting to a cold cycle, you’ll cut out over 90% of its electricity usage. Additionally, it’s much kinder to your clothing, due to the reduction in shrinkage and fading colour. Similarly, try to do full loads to maximise water efficiency.
Aussie’s ULEZ Compliant Removal Vehicles –
Recently, Aussie put ten brand-new removal vehicles on the road. This is the first phase of what will be a complete roll-out of vehicles that comply with the ULEZ regulations. At this time, the vans are in operation and will primarily focus on relocation jobs in Central London. Many of our vans already meet the compliance standards and the ones that don’t will be replaced in stages.
Our self-imposed mandate is to have a fleet of vehicles that meet the ULEZ standards and regulations before 2021. And for the Aussie team, it’s about more than avoiding the charges that apply to non-compliant vehicles. We want to be part of the positive change that actively reduces the amount of carbon in our atmosphere.
In 2019, people are taking the manmade environmental damages more seriously, and the appropriate action needs to happen now. Our company is doing the same, and this initial vehicle replacement phase is just the start of becoming a greener removals provider. By choosing Aussie for your next move, you can also improve your carbon footprint via our better practices.
Aussie Man & Van – London’s Greener Removals Company –
Aussie Man & Van has always been a company that takes a lot of care and attention to how we operate. Whether it’s reducing our carbon emissions or reusing materials, one of our priority ambitions is to become more energy conscious. And everyone at Aussie welcomes the ULEZ regulations and compliance standards.
London can lead by example, and other cities in the UK and worldwide will follow. We can shake the negative image of a city that suffers from high levels of carbon emissions. This can have a positive impact on the next generation’s future, and it’s worth making some sacrifices now. We can all play a vital role in reducing the UK’s carbon footprint.
If you have an upcoming relocation and want to work with a company that’s actively lowering its carbon output, contact us today. We can provide you with an affordable and greener removal’s solution in London.