Why should we go green?
It is now widely accepted that we face three major problems:
1 A UK electrical energy shortfall in this decade.
2 Peak oil. A lifestyle which assumes oil will continue to be cheap and plentiful is deluded.
3 Climate change, whether or not brought on by man.
Can we do anything at local level? Will it make any difference? What help is there around Deddington or indeed on the internet?
Start by considering these suggestions: Buy second hand. Make do and mend. Wash clothes at 30 degrees. Dry clothes outside where possible. Shop in Deddington. Eat seasonal veg. Eat less meat. Grown your own veg and fruit. Compost waste food. Turn down the thermostat. Turn appliances off stand-by. Unplug chargers. Insulate your home. Change to low energy light bulbs. Use rechargeable batteries. Get on a bike. Car share. Take the bus and train. Use the library. Learn a new domestic skill. Walk.
On DOL's green pages, you may find some of the links, resources and other information useful. If you have extra or alternative information or a comment to make, please email us or you can share it on the Forum. Bringing about the right changes is not necessarily going to be easy, cheap, convenient or pleasant, but every little helps.