Save energy and reduce your carbon footprint!

Big Energy Saving Week runs from the 18th to 24th of January. It is a very important national campaign which helps people reduce their carbon footprint, as a result of using less resources.

Take a look at our 5 tips below and see how you can save energy in 2021!

1. Close the hatches

It’s the coldest time of the year! Ensure you keep doors closed in and around your accommodation and you won’t need to bump the heating up as high, or as often.

2. Disconnect those devices

We get it – after hours of coursework, the first thing you probably want to do it set aside your tech and grab a bite to eat! However, leaving your laptop plugged in for long periods of time will not only damage your battery due to overheating, but it also means you are using un-necessarily high amounts of electricity for no reason!

3. Cut the lights

As soon as you leave your room, en-suite, communal area or kitchen, turn off the lights and reduce your carbon footprint at the flick of a switch!

4. Set a timer when cooking

If you’re going to cook up a storm in the kitchen, it’s important to set a timer and regularly check on your food! When using an oven or microwave, this helps avoid the over-usage of energy, and of course, burning your meal!

5. Take devices off standby

There are many ways you may be wasting energy in your room without realising it; leaving devices on standby is something that millions of people are culprits of doing on a daily basis. Just imagine the impact we could all make if we took two seconds to do something as simple as un-plug our TV’s!