Climate change - how you can help
This page provides information on how to reduce your impact on the environment and save money in the process!
Where do I start?
Over 40 per cent of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the UK come directly from what we do as individuals - for example, heating and using electricity in our homes - and driving vehicles.
Calculate your impact
Find out how much C02 you create and get a simple, personalised action plan on how to reduce your carbon footprint. Wales Carbon Footprint Calculator (new window)
Cavity wall insulation & loft insulation
Get free and impartial advice on saving energy in the home from the North Wales Energy Advice centre on 0800 954 0658.
Clean energy cashback
Now that you’ve made your home more efficient, did you know that there are tax-free payments available for generating electricity from a solar panel or wind turbine at your home? Calculate how much you could save and earn here (new window) and ring 0800 954 0658 for a list of local installers.
Making improvements to your home?
Download Improving Your Home – a Climate Change Guide (new window) from Welsh Government. This Guide tells you what will make the biggest impact on cutting carbon dioxide (CO2) and your bills.
Heating your home
Ensure that you know how to use your heating controls, and install thermostatic radiator valves if you don’t already have them so you can regulate the temperature in the different rooms of your house according to their use.
Take a good look at how you travel: save money and get fit by walking or cycling wherever possible. Can you use public transport instead? Is there someone you can share a journey with to work or school? If you do need to drive choose the most fuel efficient car you can and check your tyre pressure regularly.
Buying a new / used car?
Find the CO2 emissions and fuel costs of new and used cars on the Carbon Footprint Calculator (new window)
Doing the weekly shop?
Buy local and reduce food miles. We can all do our bit by buying local, organic produce and supporting 'green' farming, our local farmers’ markets as well as Fairtrade food. Or get an allotment and grow your own food!
Reduce your waste
As well as wasting money, throwing items away wastes the energy, water and packaging used in their production, transportation and storage. Find out how to reduce your waste
Saving water also saves energy. Around 30% of the average household gas bill is spent on heating water. Find out how to save water.
Make some simple changes
Contact the North Wales Energy Advice Centre on 0800 954 0658 for free and impartial advice and information on energy conservation and sustainable energy solutions.