Top tips to create a sustainable working environment
Change to a green energy supplier. Green energy is electricity and gas that is generated from renewable sources instead of fossil fuels like coal and gas.
Turn down the thermostat. Even a couple of degrees can make a difference. Put an extra layer of clothing on instead.
Reduce draughts to reduce heat loss. The Energy Saving Trust have some excellent DIY and professional options to draught-proofing your home.
2) Ethical Banking
Choose an ethical bank. Ethical banks don’t invest in commodities like fossil fuels oil, tobacco, or weapons, or in businesses whose services might be considered harmful to society, like casinos.
Which UK banks are fully ethical?
- Starling Bank
- Charity Bank
- Ecology Building Society
Which UK banks are partially ethical?
- Co-operative Bank
Visit Money Expert to find out more about ethical banking.
We all know how damaging vehicles can be to our environment (think of the congestion charge!), so why not consider cycling/walking/using public transport/lift sharing with a colleague/someone local who also works near you.
If you can’t do this everyday, why not try just once a week?
Consider an electric car. Click here to see the pros and cons of owning an electric car.
4) Reusable/recycled items
Plastics: Don’t use single use plastics
Coffee cup: use your own cup, ideally made from bamboo
Useful films: Kiss the Ground and 2040
Want some more useful ideas?
There are lots of great resources online that can help you on your way to living and working in a more sustainable way. Some of our favourites include:
Full length documentary films such as Kiss the Ground and 2040 are a great way to learn more about climate change and what we can do to help.