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Disconnect the gas!

So, now I am living in an all-electric house and generating a fair proportion of my own electricity even in the winter. I do not burn any fossil fuels. Now I have everything set up as I want, I hope to at least generate as much electricity as I use as an average across the year.

What is ‘Passive’ about a Passive House?

A Passive House is one that becomes and remains warm enough for human comfort all year round, without using an ‘active’ space heating system that is likely powered by fossil fuel.  We have NO boiler, NO radiators. 

Easy ways to wear clothes to last

Emily Southcombe explains how to wear clothes to last – both by buying second-hand and also by repairing and upcycling what you already own.

How we insulated our Victorian home

Judith Leary-Joyce tells the story of how she turned her late Victorian end of terrace house from cold to cosy with insulation and draught-proofing.

How to Repair and Reuse

Philip le Riche tells us about his lifetime of repairing all sorts of items, Restart Parties, and how you can learn to make repairs yourself.

Quick and Easy Ways to Eat More Plants

Becky Alexander shows us how we can introduce more plants into our meals, cutting our carbon footprint while exploring delicious new dishes.

10 Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste

Caroline Wilson gives us 10 top tips on reducing food waste at home – cutting both our carbon footprint and our living costs at the same time.