Top Green Tips

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Energy
http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/
http://www.carbontrust.co.uk/solutions/CarbonFootprinting/

The MCS is a certification scheme which complies with the government criteria for eligibility to access financial incentives for microgeneration.
http://www.microgenerationcertification.org/

Information on Feed-in Tariffs (FITS)
https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/environmental-programmes/fit

There is another scheme which equivalent to MCS and this equivalent Scheme is for Solar Thermal products. The Scheme is entitled the CEN Solar Keymark Scheme.
http://www.estif.org/solarkeymark/

The Government is to enable private firms to offer consumers energy efficiency improvements to their homes, community spaces and businesses at no upfront cost, and to recoup payments through a charge in instalments on the energy bill. For more details see here…
http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/tackling/green_deal/green_deal.aspx

Water
http://www.waterwise.org.uk

Transport
http://www.islandbuses.info/
http://www.eta.co.uk/

Food
Love Food Hate Waste

Recycling
Our Recycling Page

Seasonal tips

Spring Tips

Buy a water butt for the April showers
Mulch your flowerbeds
Plant drought-tolerant species
Spring clean using green cleaning products
Give good quality unwanted items to charity

Web links

www.crocus.co.uk/waterbutts

http://www.iow.getcomposting.com/

Summer Tips

Stuff your fridge with carrier bags of polystyrene – empty space costs money
Support local green businesses whilst on holiday
Harvest your waste water for use on the garden
Drink local tap water rather than imported soft drinks
Put a ‘save a flush’ bag in the cistern

Links

Autumn Tips

Get Cavity Wall insulation
Fit draft excluder around doors and windows
Lag your hot water tank and top up your loft insulation
Put up thick curtains

Web links

www.est.org.uk

Winter Tips

Erect a bird or bat box
Dig compost in to help your soil to retain moisture
Close curtains at dusk
Wear warmer clothing rather than turn up the heat

Web links

www.wigglywigglers.co.uk
www.rspb.org.uk
www.communitycompost.org