Going green with food means you’ll have to make some adjustments to your diet but that doesn’t mean more effort or compromising on taste. Simple things like replacing a quarter of your meat in dishes like Bolognese, chilli con carne or cottage pie with lentils and grated carrot will save you money and is better for the environment. The children won’t notice a difference in taste and they’ll be getting more of their 5-a-day.
|Shelling home grown broad beans for dinner!|
Switch to a green energy tariff which guarantees your electricity will be from 100% renewable sources. Many of these tariffs are competitive with fossil fuel tariffs and you’d also be supporting the UK renewable energy sector, saving money AND being more environmentally friendly. You could also choose to make use of your new green tariff by going electric with your heating system to keep your house warm, be more eco-friendly and save money. Electric radiators from Verismart Heating are low maintenance, heat and disperse warmth more efficiently than conventional systems, are safe from environmentally damaging carbon monoxide and are modern and attractive. Best of all, anyone can install them in minutes.
Ditch the dryer. Even on a cold day your washing will get dry outside but you if absolutely have to use a dryer put a dry towel in with your damp washing, it’ll cut your drying time by up to 30%.
These are just a few small changes that you can make to become more environmentally friendly and hopefully save some money in the process. But best of all you’ll be passing on good habits to your children, for whom green living will be second nature.
Written with Sammy Quinn.