Earth Notes: Saving The Planet @Home

Site updated 2024-07-21 08:05 GMT.
Be a climate hero, starting with your home!

Want to do your bit at home to improve your quality of life, save money, cut down on waste and carbon pollution, and get the planet back how it used to be?

Did you know that the majority of your neighbours are undertaking energy saving actions every day? That is also one of the most powerful messages to encourage people to save.

This site is mainly about the practical steps that I have taken to make my own life (and that of my family) a little better and lower-carbon. Many of them are actions that you could take too...

On Earth Notes

solar panels on garden wall

Featured: Solar Panels in My Garden (easyread microgen podcast short tech)

Find out why I have solar panels on my garden wall as well as on my roof! #podcast #solar #garden #microgen

What are the panels in my garden (AKA back yard) for? I run my Internet server and laptop from them, not my toaster! (Alison F asked me to create a couple of recordings about green features of my house: here's the first.)

Random: Radbot Origin Myth 7 - Launch (2016) (short)

"Launch" - Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it is a radiator robot with AI! #webcomic

At 16WW over 14 days from 2024-07-01 to 2024-07-15: gas consumption was 0.5kWh/d, electricity imports were 1.0kWh/d (net -5.4kWh/d).
At 16WW over 371 days from 2023-07-10 to 2024-07-15: gas consumption was 2.8kWh/d, electricity imports were 4.2kWh/d (net 0.4kWh/d).
grid carbon intensity

LIVE LIVE GB Grid Carbon Intensity (mobile), live grid-tie PV generation and off-grid PV electrical system stats, heat battery top-up control.

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OFFLINE Download to your computer before a long journey with poor connectivity. Unpack and read offline. (Also see Zenodo.)

Yearly Electricity and Gas (ie heat and light) Carbon Footprint

Things That We've Done

We've crunched our carbon footprint. We've become a SuperHome. We've pondered other changes that we might make. But most of all there's been quite a lot of fun learning. Maybe it is my engineering mindset, but I have made a hobby out of conservation and meter watching. I have had fun out of 'tuning' life a little. The rest of my family humours me!

See a full list of articles under search at the top of the page, and here's some actions to start with that we took...

Things That You Can Do

Effective changes that can be made at home are based on lowering energy/resource demand...


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