Energy & Housing
In this section, you can find out about sustainable house design and construction as well as sustainable energy use in your home or office. There is information about solutions for space heating, water heating, energy generation, and more. Read more about Sustainable housing and Sustainable energy basics»
Food makes up about 25% of a family’s ecological footprint. In this section, you will find out how to lower your ‘foodprint’ with information about avoiding food waste, what are the best foods to buy and what is the healthiest diet for people and planet. Read more: Sustainable food»
This wide-ranging section covers a variety of consumer goods such as clothes, shoes, furniture, DIY and cleaning products. This part of your footprint also includes private services such as cafés, restaurants, bars, hairdressers, doctors, dentists, lawyers and accountants! Read more»
Ideally, you will live close to work, schools and shops so that you can walk everywhere. Otherwise, you could ride a bike or take public transport. If it is necessary to take a car you could share a lift to work with a neighbour you will both halve your emissions. Read more about sustainable transport»
Clean water is a finite and precious resource that people can manage better in a number of ways. This section includes tips about saving water around the home as well as information about greywater systems, rainwater collection and wastewater management. Read more»
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 about managing waste.
Read more about avoiding waste»