Turning the tap off whilst brushing your teeth, taking a 5 minute shower instead of a bath, only using full loads in your washing machine and dishwasher and watering plants with your used washing up water are all easy things you can do to cut back on your water usage.
Construction, industry, and farming use much water, and need to do their bit too.
Our local water suppliers Thames Water and Affinity Water give some simple tips to help you save water.
What we eat matters: buy local and cut food miles, buy fairly traded food that’s been grown with nature in mind. Eat more plants and eat less but better animal products.
Stuff has an impact too: We’re fans of a circular economy! Buying items you can have repaired or upgraded, reduces the impact and helps the economy – or simply buying second-hand.
Buying local helps our economy, our community, and the environment.
Reuse: use items more than once.
Recycle: put things to a new use instead of throwing away.
Reduce: food waste. Buy un-packaged food. Drink tap water not bottled drinks. Don’t print. Buy in bulk.
Reuse: use reusable cups. Buy clothes from a charity shop.
Recycle: as a last resort. Learn more about what can be recycled - you may be surprised.
Walk and cycle more.
Slow down and increase your MPG. Go electric if you can.
Avoid air freighted food/goods!
Or just enjoy some of the 2000+ miles of local footpaths and rights of way using one of our free maps.
Make sure you and your friends follow the countryside code when out and about.
Why not take direct action and volunteer, to help keep the Chilterns green or support us to do more by joining, donating, or even sponsoring a tree.