There are many ways you can reduce your footprint and be more sustainable. This section of the website will guide you in this.

In most cases there are multiple benefits for putting into practice sustainable alternatives, and reducing your ecological footprint, for instance they are usually:

  • Cheaper
  • Healthier
  • Good for the environment
  • Good for society, and
  • Good for business

Sustainable solutions at home

Energy use at homeEnergy & Housing

In this section you can find out about sustainable energy use in your home or office. There is information about solutions for space heating (e.g. heat pumps, wood burners), water heating, energy generation, and more. Sustainable energy basics»

FoodFood at home

Food makes up about 25% of a families footprint. In this section you can find our how to lower your ‘foodprint’ with information about avoiding food waste and the healthiest diet for people and planet. Read more: Sustainable food»

Goods at homeGoods and services

This is a wide ranging section that covers a variety of consumer goods and materials such as clothes, shoes, furniture, DIY and cleaning products. This part of your footprint also includes private services such as bars, cafe’s, restaurants, hairdressers and accountants! Read more»

TransportTransport

Ideally you live close to work, schools and shops so that you can walk everywhere. Otherwise you could ride a bike or take public transport. By getting a lift to work with a neighbour you will both halve your emissions. Read more about sustainable transport»

WaterWater use at home

Clean water is a precious resource that can be managed better in a number of ways. This sections includes tips about saving water around the home as well as information about grey water systems, rainwater collection and waste water management. Read more about saving water»

WasteWaste management at home

Waste is not a separate area of consumption like the ones above but relevant to all of them so we have a separate section for it. This section covers all the practices you need to know for managing waste. Read more about avoiding waste»