Earth Notes: Saving The Planet @Home

Site updated 2021-09-22 18:27 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

C1845W controls

Featured: On the Electra C1845W freestanding slimline dishwasher: Review (easyread review)

New brand, more efficient, better delay!

This site has now outlasted several major kitchen appliances, which helps show what improves with time. Changing brands now allows a more efficient and grid-friendly wash at last, without expensive, unnecessary and risky baubles (WiFi remote control, anyone?).

Random: From the Inbox (and Outbox) 2010

Read emails and queries from, and discussions with, readers of Earth Notes (2010).

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LIVE GB Grid Carbon Intensity (mobile), Live grid-tie PV generation and off-grid PV stats.

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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's my engineering mindset, but I've made a hobby out of conservation and meter watching. I've had fun out of 'tuning' life a little. The rest of my family humours me!

See a full list of articles in the site guide, but 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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