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Mega Freebie Week | Energy Efficiency & How You Can Help

Let's talk about energy! We use it so much on a daily basis without even realising it, we use it to send emails, boil our kettles and watch TV after a long day! These are just three examples listed there of how we use energy and that's just in a day's work.

This blog will highlight the ways in which we use and how we can be mindful of our consumption whilst making sustainable choices.

3 Top Tips on How to be more Energy Efficient

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We understand the difficulty of keeping warm, especially with the price of energy rising. We acknowledge the ways in which the cost of living crisis is affecting students, that's why we're giving them away for FREE!

For every blanket that you pick up from the Students' Union, we'll match this and donate a blanket to Simon On The Streets. You can check out the Simon On The Streets website to find out more about what they do and how they support people in Leeds.

Digital declutter Hands up if you’re a stickler for subscribing to the occasional newsletter or … 5? We’ve all got such good intentions in wanting to stay informed and in the know but it’s time to declutter those inboxes. It’s surprising how much having a digital clear-out can improve your stress levels too. According to a recent study from Statista, we send an unnecessary 347.3 million emails every day, including ‘thank you’ and ‘thanks’. Before hitting send why not consider if this email is really necessary? Save yourself time, an extra job and a boatload of carbon – 16,433 tonnes or 81,152 flights from the UK to Madrid every year to be exact – winner.

Unplug Being clued up about your energy bills and utilities is probably the most effective way for you to reduce your everyday energy waste. There are a number of things we can do. Whether this is making sure you’re on the best deal, switching to a greener energy provider, to turning down your thermostat by just one degree – you’ll save cash and energy in no time! Simple, yet effective. Switching off plug sockets when not in use, unplugging chargers and turning off lights when you’re not in the room are all super, straightforward things you can do to reduce energy waste. Remember to turn off standby and the bedroom light will save you some pennies too!

Make sure to tag us in your sustainable activities @LeedsArtsUnion with the hashtag #MegaFreebieWeek2023


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