Living green

The environment we live in matters to us, and so does your wellbeing.  

Climate change is one of the biggest issues ForHousing communities will face in the future, and we want to play our part in minimising the impact and creating safe, green homes and neighbourhoods for you and your family. 

Did you know the UK government has pledged to reach Net Zero by 2050. But what does this actually mean? 

They’re aiming to remove as much carbon from the atmosphere as possible – and we’re ready to support the country in meeting that target. 

The best way to do better is through decarbonisation – reducing the amount of energy we use in our everyday lives and committing to making greener choices. 

We want to empower you to feel confident and able to save money and the environment, making your corner of the world a better, safer place to live for generations to come. 

We all know we should, and can, be doing more to take care of our planet. But it can be so confusing!  

That’s why we’re going to be there every step of the way, supporting you with helpful advice, tips, and opportunities to take part in fun, family-friendly activities to deliver real change in your own neighbourhood.

So, what are you waiting for? Come and get involved, have some fun, and create lasting change for you, and your community.  

Decarbonisation means reducing the amount of energy and resources that we use. It focuses on reducing the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere.

The Government have set a goal of bringing all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, and we’re ready to play our part in making this happen. 

Climate change is how the temperature and typical weather patterns adjust based on “human activities” such as burning fossil fuels (natural gas, oil, and coal) or agriculture, deforestation and a pile up of waste.  

This month's future matters challenge is... spread the word that our planet matters

Every month, we ask you to get involved with a small challenge that will make a big difference in your community. June’s challenge is to spread the word about why decarbonisation is important and why we should all care about the future of our planet!

It saves you money… 

Reducing the amount of water, gas, and electricity you use can save you money on utility bills.  

For example, just turning off the lights when you leave a room or turning off electrical appliances like TVs, computers and fans can save up to £15 a year. 

Even switching out your light bulbs to LEDs instead of halogen bulbs can save up to 80% in how much energy they use.  

It saves the environment… 

By using less energy, you can have a huge impact on reducing the effects of global warming, which causes climate change.  

Just think of the sea ice and snow cover shrinking, freak natural disasters happening more frequently, and an increase in animals becoming extinct.  

You don’t have to look far from home to see how climate change is affecting your community and those around you, like the terrible floods on Boxing Day 2015 in Greater Manchester.

It saves our future… 

We want to guarantee a bright future for the next generation. By cutting down on energy use now, we can make the world a better place for our children, and their children.

We still have a little time left to change what’s happening to our planet – we can each take steps to leave a positive impact and create a safe and peaceful future for those we love.  

Even though the changes may seem small, they DO make a difference and empower other people to do the same. 

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