In the lead-up to the COP26 summit, firmus energy commissioned a countdown series of 26 energy-saving tips to inspire you to make simple but effective change.
For 26 years the United Nations (UN) has been bringing together almost every county on earth for global climate summits, known as COPs or “Conference of the parties” during this time global climate change has gone from being a tingling issue to a frantic global priority. It’s thought that this year's COP is believed to be the world's last best chance to get a runaway climate change under control.
Throughout November World leaders will descend upon Scotland, alongside tens of thousands of negotiators, government representatives, businesses, and citizens for twelve days of key talks in the city of Glasgow.
With a dedicated media following and high publicity from the likes of Prince William, who recently launched the Earth shot prize, People are starting to come around to the idea that we need to become more sustainable to protect the Earth for future generations but for many, the question remains… what is sustainable living?
Everything you do in your day-to-day life has an impact on the planet, from the food you eat to the car you drive.
This doesn't mean you should only eat vegetables and start riding a bike everywhere. There are a number of ways you can do this, including limiting the amount of energy you use, using eco-friendly products, and changing your diet. To live a sustainable lifestyle you should try to have as little of an impact on the Earth as possible, while also trying to replace the resources you do use.
By making some small changes to your lifestyle, you can reduce your carbon footprint and help to tackle these issues.
By using less energy, you can help to reduce carbon emissions. There are a number of ways you can save energy at home, including switching off standby appliances, turning your heating down 1 degree can have a huge impact on efficiency.
Eat less meat
The production of meat is one of the biggest contributors to climate change and the pollution of landscapes and waterways. By eating less of it, you can help to reduce the impact the meat industry has on the Earth.
To avoid wasting paper, choose to receive letters over email and only print off documents if necessary. You could also ask shops to email your receipt instead of printing it off.
Recycle and reuse
Make sure you’re recycling by putting your rubbish in the correct bins. Also, try to reuse products and items as many times as possible before binning them to reduce waste.
Don't waste food
If you have leftovers, don’t throw them away. Save them for your lunch or tea the next day, or even freeze them. However, if they do go off, use them to create compost for your garden.
firmus energy is proud to assist Northern Irelands transition to carbon net zero and since being established in 2005 the company has successfully displaced over 2.5 million tonnes of CO2 from the local atmosphere by investing £210 million to bring natural gas further, across Northern Ireland. Today firmus energy supply and distribute natural gas to 39 cities, towns, and villages across the province and are proud that the efficiency of natural gas means that over 108,000 customers have up to 52% less carbon emissions*
By making small and consistent change we can dramatically reduce our carbon footprint, together we will pave the road to a cleaner, brighter Northern Ireland
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