Looking for sustainable house share? Property Guardianship is the ultimate recycling project – environmentally sustainable, it enables buildings to be reused and repurposed. So, it goes without saying Property Guardians are often an environmentally conscious bunch.
The importance of recycling and reducing our impact on the environment has never been more important. One of the many benefits of living as a Property Guardian in a shared property is that there are many extra ways you can do your bit for the environment….
1. Recycle Rota
Everyone knows it is important to recycle, but it is essential to make sure this isn’t over looked in a shared property. Take responsibility over your own recycling and don’t assume one of you housemate will do it on your behalf. Make sure everyone knows the correct bins and the correct days that items are collected. You can even create a rota to spread the recycling load.
2. Next Level Recycling
Don’t forget that you can recycle more than just card and plastic, in fact you can recycle almost everything. Before you throw it away, take a minute to find out if you could recycle it instead. Local libraries often recycle small electrical items for example and Supermarkets recycle batteries and plastic bags.
3. Grow Your Own
Growing your own veg isn’t just a good way to save money, it’s also a great way to cut down your carbon footprint and be eco-friendly. Don’t have any outside space? Windowsill boxes are a great way to brighten up your view, filter the air coming into your home and offer plenty of space for herbs and small vegetable patches.
4. Meat Free Feasts
Being careful with what you’re consuming is at the heart of being more eco-friendly and cutting down on the amount of meat you eat can have a huge impact. Why not have a meat free house meal each week. It is also a great chance to socialise with your fellow Property Guardians.
5. Food Sharing
Waste not, want not. Did you know that 7.3 million tonnes of food is wasted in the UK every year? If you have something that you don’t think you are going to eat, why not see if one of your fellow Guardians might be able to put it to good use.
6. Co-living Compost
For any leftover food that you can’t share with you fellow Property Guardians, why not start a house share compost. If you have let your food go that little bit too far past its ‘best by’ then why not put it in a communal compost, rather than putting it in the bin. Not only will this help create a natural fertiliser and keep your garden green, it’ll also reduce the amount of waste going to landfill
7. Turn It Off
Energy conservation is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint. Leaving your electricals on standby needlessly uses up energy – hit that off button.
8. Share Energy
Sharing a kitchen can provide a great opportunity to reduce your energy use in a sustainable house share . You could offer to make everyone a tea or coffee in the morning from only boiling the kettle once. Or you could cook a few fellow Property Guardian’s dinner in the oven at the same time.
9. Swap Shop
Another person’s junk is another person’s treasure. If you no longer want a top, or a book why no see if one of your Guardians would like it. You could even set up a swap shops so people can swap what they no longer want.
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