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The Environment

School Assembly
by

P Manns

on 10 July 2012

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Transcript of The Environment

THe Environment
1. Insulate your loft and cavity walls
By insulating your loft you could save 0.8 tonnes of CO2 and £205 on your heating bill each year. Filling cavity walls too could save a further 1 tonne of CO2 and £160.
2. Use energy saving light bulbs
Energy-saving light bulbs use up 80 per cent less electricity than traditional ones.
3. Only buy A+ rated appliances
Appliances with an A or A+ rating are the most energy efficient. They can save you money and reduce your home’s carbon footprint.
4. Turn your heating down by 1°C
Not only will you be reducing your energy use, but you could also save around £65 a year on your heating bills.
5. Wash your clothes at 30°C or lower
A 30°C wash will use on average 40 per cent less energy than hotter programmes and could save around 45kg of CO2 a year.
6. Hang clothes rather than tumble dry
Hanging clothes on a washing line or air dryer creates no emissions and could save you around £70 on bills, not to mention helping your clothes to last longer!
7. Shower rather than bath
A bath can use over 100 litres of water, while a shower uses only a third of that. Remember, though, that power showers will use more water than a bath if you shower for more than five minutes.
8. Turn off lights and appliances when you’re not using them
If we all turned lights off when we’re not using them, we could reduce CO2 emissions by 620,000 tonnes.
9. Pump up your car tyres
Under-inflated tyres are dangerous and increase fuel consumption by up to 3%. Efficient driving generally can save you £200-250 each year on fuel.
10. De-clutter your car boot
Carrying unnecessary clutter in your car or boot can increase the amount of fuel use. So have a clear out and cut your carbon footprint at the same time.
Compost



Buy recycled products



Use rechargeable batteries
Buy loose food
Avoid packaging
Use your own bags
Reuse any carrier bags
Reuse scrap paper / wasted print outs by writing on the back
Reuse envelopes
Reuse wrapping paper
TOP TIPS TO ASSIST WITH THE 3Rs
Think green in the hallway
10. Fit a key cover
If you’re not blessed with a porch, make sure any door fittings are fully covered. Draught-proofing throughout your home can save you around £30 every year.

Turn down the thermostat
Knocking the temperature down by just 1ºC could bag you an annual £50 saving.

Invest in a timer
The lights can be on when you return home at night without you leaving them on all day. You can buy timers at Tesco direct.

Fix a dimmer switch
Adjustable lighting set at the lowest level will use less electricity and create that ‘welcome home’ glow.
Go green in the living room
Energy-saving light bulbs
Use an energy-saving light bulb and you’ll save up to £7 per bulb (and they last 10 times as long). And remember to switch off the lights when you leave the room.

Integrated digital TV
Time for a new digital set-top box? Buy an integrated digital TV (IDTV) instead. It works like a set-top box but doesn’t use a second power supply – the annual £7 saving will pay for a few DVD rentals too.

Weed out energy eaters
Use the Owl Wireless Energy Monitor to measure the electricity use of every appliance you own, and follow our tips on using less electricity.

Line your curtains
Lined, heavy drapes will provide an extra layer of insulation and stop heat escaping through your windows.
Is this the world we created?
We made it on our own
Is this the world we devastated
Right to the bone?
If there's a God in the sky looking down
What can he think of what we've done
To the world that he created?
Reflection
5th June
Reduce Reuse Recycle
Is this the world we created?
We made it on our own
Is this the world we devastated
Right to the bone?

If there's a God in the sky looking down
What can he think of what we've done
To the world that he created?
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