Mix96 Green month

We all want to help save the environment, but it can feel like hard work, here are some easy tips to help you save the planet and your pocket.

To help you take part in Mix96's Green Month here's our Top 11 Tips to be greener, from growing your own delicious veg to shortening your shower time:

 

1. Turn off electrical appliances when you’re not using them, it will simply save energy and money.

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2.Taking a shorter shower is good for the environment, your energy bills and even your skin (and you can save even more by showering with someone else!!)

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3. Take anything you don’t need out the boot of your car, it will save you fuel and cut down on emissions.

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4. Installing dimmer switches in your house can save energy and money.

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5. Grow your own food - it saves money on the weekly shop, means less food waste and you know exactly where it's come from.

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6. Turn off taps when you aren’t using them, especially when brushing your teeth, it can waste as much as 12-18 litres per time.

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7. Stay warm, cut costs. Your Dad always said put another jumper or coat on, and he was right! Turning your thermostat down by 1°C can save you as much as £60 per year.

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8. Ride your bike or walk to work or you could car share to cut down on traffic, fuel and fumes!

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9. Hang up your laundry. Air-dry your laundry rather than tumble drying it, particularly if there's warm or windy weather.

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10. Save yourself ironing time. Take your clothes out of the dryer before they're completely dry - they'll iron much quicker and you'll use less energy on your drier

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11. Recycle, Recycle, Recycle - what more can we say!?

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