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How to Go Green in London

June 4, 2019

How to Go Green in London

Would you like to know how to reduce your carbon footprint when living in London? Reducing your carbon footprint, or even doing some carbon off-setting, is the latest craze. Thanks to recent events in London such as the Extinction Revolution protests, an increasing number of Londoners have become interested in doing a bit of carbon off-setting and reducing their carbon footprints. It is easier to do than you may think and does not have to cost a lot of money. Also, going green in London can help you to make new friends. 

Did you know that reducing your carbon footprint can save you money at the same time? Instead of using traditional ways of cooking such as frying or baking a chicken in the oven, you can steam your food. Not only will you reduce the amount of electricity that you use, which will, of course, save you money, but your food will lose fewer nutrients. The less energy you use, the lower your carbon footprint will be. As a matter of fact, this simple action can reduce your carbon footprint in just one month.

There is no need to make carbon off-setting complicated. Even if you live in a flat in London, you can easily help to save the environment and nature. Adding plants to both inside and outside areas of your home will significantly cut down your carbon footprint. A couple of window boxes filled with herbs like lavender and rosemary will produce more oxygen and attract butterflies and insects. Inside the home, consider adding easy-to-care-for plants including succulents and large leaf green plants. Spider plants are easy to look after and their many leaves will help to top up oxygen levels.

What about planting some trees? When you have some time to spare you may want to step up going green a notch or two. The charity the Woodland Trust is giving away thousands of trees. The trees can be planted in a park or in a school ground. Last year, many Londoners spent two days planting thousands of trees. Check out the internet and find a local tree planting scheme near you in London. You get out about and get a chance to meet other like-minded people. This is a real win-win situation for all Londoners.

Finally, pop down to the River Thames. Yes, the River Thames is less populated than it used to be a few years ago. However, this London waterway still needs help. During the weekends, many Londoners get together to keep its banks clean. Plastic pollution does not only affect our oceans, but it also affects our inland waterways and rivers as well. Going green, and reducing your carbon footprint is easier to do than you think. And, you can have a lot of fun doing at the same time. On top of that, going green is a great way to make new friends in London and does not have to cost you anything at all.