Dig with peat-free compost

For truly green gardening, it’s important to use peat-free compost wherever you can.

Insulate your home

To find out how to get your home properly insulated call the ACT ON CO2 advice line free on 0800 512 012 (0300 456 2655 from a mobile). Opening hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Boiler Scrappage Scheme

Householders who make use of the Government’s Boiler Scrappage Scheme can receive £400 cashback when they scrap an old G-rated boiler and fit in its place a new A-rated boiler or renewable heat technology.

What you can do

The actions we take every day create over 40% of the UK’s CO2 emissions. Use this section to calculate your carbon footprint and find ways to reduce your CO2 emissions

Reduce your CO2 emissions

Whether you’re just beginning to reduce your CO2 emissions, or looking for more stretching actions, this useful advice will help you lead a lower-carbon life

Every action matters

Every action we take to reduce CO2 and greenhouse gas, no matter where it occurs, will make a difference. The collective actions of individuals, Government and business are the key to ensuring a reduction of the effects of climate change.

Reduce emissions of carbon

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In the home

Reduce the size of your carbon footprint, and your domestic bills, by making these changes around the home.

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On the move

Lowering the CO2 emissions you generate while travelling will significantly reduce your carbon footprint.

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Out shopping

Whether you’re in the supermarket or the DIY superstore, smarter shopping choices can save you money and CO2.



Joining with others in your local community to ACT ON CO2 is a great way to tackle climate change.

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Save money. Save energy.

We all want to save as much as we can these days. And it's good to know that by doing yourself some good you're also doing the right thing by the environment.

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Water saving tips

Cutting water wastage is easy. Here are some ideas for you to try today, or to work towards achieving in the future.