Are the companies you choose use carbon balanced?

Throughout our day-to-day lives we come into contact with many different companies.  We choose different companies for a variety of reasons, mainly because they fulfil the particular thing we are looking for are in need of at the time.  The thing is, how often do we take a better look at a company than what we see at face value? rarely? or better still never.

Take APH those lovely people who help us find airport parking and hotels when we are about to jet off on holiday.  At face value they provide a service to those looking for a secure and reasonably priced place to park their car plus maybe even stay in one of the many hotels that they offer.  They provide this service day in, day out but did you know that they have been working with World Land Trust since 2005?

APH has been working with World Land Trust (WLT) to both ensure that their operations are carbon balanced, while also donating funds to help buy and protect some of the world’s most biologically important and threatened habitats.  Over the years they have donated a total of £17,007 to buy land to be protected and also to balance their unavoidable carbon emissions.

How APH have helped World Land Trust financially

World Land Trust’s work is vital to help protect some of the most threatened wildlife habitats on earth, and corporate sponsors like APH are incredibly important in helping the WLT reach their goals
Bill Oddie, WLT Ambassador and Council member
APH is proud to support World Land Trust in its quest to buy and protect some of the world’s most biologically important and threatened habitats. Along with financial support, they have replaced their entire fleet of buses with low-emission vehicles and work with the Trust to ensure that their operations are fully carbon balanced. It is great to see a company actively trying to be green and thinking responsibly about their actions, something that should inspire us all to become more aware of our carbon footprint and to think of ways to help reduce it.

Giveaway

To celebrate APH’s long-term partnership with the World Land Trust, Boo Roo and Tigger Too is lucky enough to be able to offer one lucky reader the opportunity to have a £50 donation made to the World Land Trust in their name as well as a GoPro HERO for themselves.

To enter simply tell me how you would like to lower your travel carbon footprint, then complete the Gleam widget below:

Donation to World Land Trust & GoPro HERO

Disclosure: This post is brought to you in collaboration with APH

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357 Comments

  1. Leanne Lunn
    April 3, 2015 / 8:34 am

    I need to walk more, instead of just jumping in the car out of convenience.

  2. Sarah Rider
    April 3, 2015 / 8:35 am

    I’m not sure we could lower ours much! We don’t have a car, happy to walk for an hour or so instead of taking a bus. And with how much I hate flying, we haven’t been abroad in four years. So I imagine ours is fairly low already!!x

  3. iain maciver
    April 3, 2015 / 9:19 am

    lots of walking and cycling

  4. S Edwards
    April 3, 2015 / 9:23 am

    Running and cycling

  5. Hilda Hazel Wright
    April 3, 2015 / 9:25 am

    I don’t know if I can lower mine, we use the car as little as possible. All our shopping and errands are done on foot, we even carry bags and bags of recycling to the supermarket car park rather than take it in the car!

  6. Mark Chester
    April 3, 2015 / 9:28 am

    My bicycle is saving the planet! lol. Vote green 😉

  7. Suzanne
    April 3, 2015 / 9:36 am

    Love walking and do so as much as possible.

  8. Andrew Petrie
    April 3, 2015 / 9:41 am

    I enjoy walking, more than ever now as I mount up the years.

  9. Michael
    April 3, 2015 / 9:46 am

    Walk more to and from the shops

  10. Bernie Tyrrell
    April 3, 2015 / 10:13 am

    We already make considerable efforts, turning off appliances not being used, walking when possible, batch cooking etc. our next goal is to upgrade appliances to more energy efficient models when they are replaced.

  11. Zoe G
    April 3, 2015 / 10:26 am

    By walking and more cycling

  12. Hazel Rea
    April 3, 2015 / 10:26 am

    We can walk to and from the supermarket for smaller amounts. I suppose with rucksacks we could do slightly larger trips as well.

  13. Michael Clarke
    April 3, 2015 / 10:38 am

    Eat less red meat.

  14. laura banks
    April 3, 2015 / 10:48 am

    i do walk alot but if i can grab a lift i will do

  15. Elizabeth Hinds
    April 3, 2015 / 10:49 am

    We try to walk wherever we can 🙂

  16. Leanne
    April 3, 2015 / 11:01 am

    Walk more, drive less!

  17. Leila Benhamida
    April 3, 2015 / 11:10 am

    Walk more instead of driving.

  18. Stephanie Lear
    April 3, 2015 / 11:10 am

    I need to walk more especially now I am a grandma. Need to set a good example!

  19. Mark Palmer
    April 3, 2015 / 11:13 am

    Always walk for short journeys

  20. April 3, 2015 / 11:16 am

    I would walk more, I have to travel by car for college as it is quite a distance but I think as a family we could walk more places to reduce our carbon footprint.

  21. Margaret Lee-Roberts
    April 3, 2015 / 11:22 am

    We walk and get the bus now. Until recently we took the car everywhere.

  22. Rob Baker
    April 3, 2015 / 11:46 am

    Cycling to work would help, although better cycle lanes would also help that!

  23. Jenny
    April 3, 2015 / 11:52 am

    I walk as much as I can. I enjoy it more, and with summer on the way it’s going to get even better.

  24. Sarah Archibald
    April 3, 2015 / 11:59 am

    I’d like to assume ours is rather low any way, my partner car shares on his way to work so our car is left at home, I walk whenever possible too. 🙂

  25. Lucy Taylor
    April 3, 2015 / 12:11 pm

    Take the train instead of driving when visiting a city.

  26. Trent Turton
    April 3, 2015 / 12:22 pm

    I need to walk a lot more than I do.

  27. Sinead Charlotte
    April 3, 2015 / 12:23 pm

    I walk a lot

  28. April 3, 2015 / 12:28 pm

    We car share with friends to school as it is a drive away but we should walk more for those short journeys. Great that big companies are taking responsibility.

  29. April 3, 2015 / 12:38 pm

    Walk more so I don’t drag my car everywhere with me

  30. Jackie Chapman
    April 3, 2015 / 12:48 pm

    I wish I worked closer to home so I could cycle but other than that I don’t think there’s anything else we could do. I only use my car when I have to, I enjoy walking 🙂

  31. Jo Young
    April 3, 2015 / 12:55 pm

    I walk when I can and always try to share lifts to take/pick up my kids from events!

  32. elaine dale
    April 3, 2015 / 12:56 pm

    I really need to do more walking but such bad weather here recently

  33. Lorraine Tinsley
    April 3, 2015 / 1:06 pm

    I stopped going to the gym and now run outdoors so I don’t have to drive to the gym. I also try to use locally produced food rather than food that has to be imported. I also try to use the central heating less and I turn off all lights when not in use

  34. Iona Cornish
    April 3, 2015 / 1:14 pm

    I walk for shorter journeys and leave the car at home. I car share to work

  35. Mary Heald
    April 3, 2015 / 1:14 pm

    We walk as much as we can. I have fitted radiator reflectors behind all radiators in the house and we are pretty good at turning off lights as we leave a room

  36. Naxis
    April 3, 2015 / 1:15 pm

    I use public transport or walk.

  37. Paul T
    April 3, 2015 / 1:16 pm

    Not sure how I could lower mine. I already do a lot of walking, don’t have a car and take public transport. I guess I’d need to stop taking trips abroad.

  38. kim neville
    April 3, 2015 / 2:19 pm

    I walk where possible

  39. Siobhan Davis
    April 3, 2015 / 2:35 pm

    I walk everyone if not walk cycle and i have a car too just never use it, Fitness freak here!

  40. Lyla
    April 3, 2015 / 2:48 pm

    I sold my car so now I have to walk everywhere

  41. laura stewart
    April 3, 2015 / 3:19 pm

    i walk to work everyday xx

  42. Ashleigh Allan
    April 3, 2015 / 4:19 pm

    I need to walk more!

  43. Phil Morrison
    April 3, 2015 / 4:21 pm

    I’m up for walking everywhere. I avoid driving short distances wherever possible! You feel much better for it when you get there!

  44. Chris Davies
    April 3, 2015 / 4:36 pm

    Try and cycle to work and around town where possible, quite dangerous on the roads though!

  45. Keith Hunt
    April 3, 2015 / 5:15 pm

    We do big shop a month and walk into town for fbread and fruit.

  46. winnie
    April 3, 2015 / 5:24 pm

    i walk quite a lot

  47. Caroline Clarke
    April 3, 2015 / 5:49 pm

    I’d like to walk or run everywhere. And for places farther away, cycling would be good.

  48. Joanne Baldwin
    April 3, 2015 / 6:21 pm

    I always use public transport and don’t have foreign holidays, but would like to focus more on buying local food.

  49. rara
    April 3, 2015 / 6:35 pm

    we cycle lots

  50. April 3, 2015 / 6:36 pm

    I try to walk when I can and combine errands to minimise trips.

  51. pete c
    April 3, 2015 / 6:39 pm

    use more eco-friendly types of transport

  52. Samantha R
    April 3, 2015 / 7:12 pm

    I walk almost everywhere

  53. Nikki Stewart
    April 3, 2015 / 7:16 pm

    Great comp, I’ve always wanted one of these x

  54. April 3, 2015 / 7:19 pm

    Amazing giveaway! Could do with this for my holidays x

  55. April 3, 2015 / 7:33 pm

    Its so funny i have just this min booked our second hotel/carpark stay this year with APH we love these guys and i had no idea about this!

  56. April 3, 2015 / 7:41 pm

    I live in a fairly remote area, so I would love to have a more fuel efficient car.

  57. Jay Scales
    April 3, 2015 / 7:49 pm

    I’m disabled, so can’t always walk or use public transport, so I’d love it if hybrid cars became more affordable – especially if a second hand market opened up making them more mainstream

  58. jackie rushton
    April 3, 2015 / 8:00 pm

    Fab prize and great comp

  59. Anthony Harrington
    April 3, 2015 / 8:07 pm

    I do not fly, or use public transport and I drive less than 800 miles in a year so I think my carbon footprint transport wise is pretty low. I intend to walk more too.

  60. Lynn Heatn
    April 3, 2015 / 8:09 pm

    I walk as much as I can, I recycle as much as I can, I also getvtje kids involved so that I can teach the next generation the importance of looking after the planet!

  61. Allan Smith
    April 3, 2015 / 8:21 pm

    I need to walk to more places, rather than take the car.

  62. Tamsin Dean
    April 3, 2015 / 8:26 pm

    this would be great for our green laning

  63. Claire Eadie
    April 3, 2015 / 8:31 pm

    I’ve coveted a go pro for ages now, would be great to win one x

  64. Rebekah Weeks
    April 3, 2015 / 8:52 pm

    I rarely fly and do walk a lot instead of driving. One thing I could do better is less public transport, even more walking!

  65. Edward Guerreiro
    April 3, 2015 / 9:14 pm

    I would love to cycle more. However, due to lack of cycle lanes/underpasses in my area, it’s such a pain.

  66. April 3, 2015 / 9:38 pm

    We moved house, so that my sons school is in walking distance. Theres also a very handy Tesco express very nearby, so we walk as much as we can.

  67. rebecca martin
    April 3, 2015 / 9:53 pm

    Walk more to uni

  68. clare davies
    April 3, 2015 / 10:03 pm

    wow how fab!!

  69. Gail
    April 3, 2015 / 10:04 pm

    By getting my puncture fixed and leaving the car at home.

  70. Jessica Powell
    April 3, 2015 / 10:12 pm

    We don’t have a car so I suppose that helps. 🙂

  71. April 3, 2015 / 11:16 pm

    I would love to work out a way to cycle to work, its rather difficult as I work in the community and need my car to visit all of my clients, but there must be some way!!

  72. Rachel Craig
    April 4, 2015 / 3:55 am

    Great prize. I love to walk in the park etc.

  73. Kelly Holyoake
    April 4, 2015 / 8:31 am

    Great Competition! My daughter has always wanted a GoPro

  74. Francis Lee
    April 4, 2015 / 8:36 am

    we walk as much as we can where we can

  75. Liz Bennett
    April 4, 2015 / 8:43 am

    Would love to win!

  76. Lauren Whillans
    April 4, 2015 / 8:44 am

    Most of my journeys are on foot and in the future I would like to get solar pannels for the house. Great prize!

  77. Emily Hutchinson
    April 4, 2015 / 8:48 am

    I don’t drive so I always walk

  78. Amelia Kennedy
    April 4, 2015 / 8:58 am

    We don’t have a car at the moment, so walk loads …

  79. Rebecca Kingston
    April 4, 2015 / 9:10 am

    I need to stop being so lazy and taking the car to the local shop and walk. I am also planning on making the conscious decision to try and bike to work at least twice a week instead of driving.

  80. Lucy Fowler
    April 4, 2015 / 9:12 am

    I always try to walk instead of drive!

  81. angela sandhu
    April 4, 2015 / 10:09 am

    I dont drive so i walk a lot anyway

  82. Lauren Sutherby
    April 4, 2015 / 10:11 am

    I walk to work and all over town, don’t driv and only ever get the odd taxi/train when necessary 🙂 planning on going travelling after i graduate so a go pro would be fabulous!

  83. Paul Wilson
    April 4, 2015 / 10:24 am

    I’d prefer to travel using more eco-friendly methods.

  84. Lisa Everaert
    April 4, 2015 / 10:41 am

    I walk pretty much everywhere as i cant drive.

  85. Karen Barrett
    April 4, 2015 / 11:17 am

    I’m much better at walking now that I have retired as I have much more time

  86. Lucy Barton
    April 4, 2015 / 11:42 am

    I don’t own a car, I walk or cycle 🙂

  87. W Roberts
    April 4, 2015 / 11:47 am

    Cycle to work and walk to the shops more.

  88. Kelly Roxanne smith
    April 4, 2015 / 11:50 am

    fab thanks and this is a lovely blog x

  89. Lynn Ward
    April 4, 2015 / 11:53 am

    amazing prize ty x

  90. Alison Johnson
    April 4, 2015 / 12:02 pm

    Take the train rather than using the car if going into a city such as Birmingham or London

  91. Christine Quinn
    April 4, 2015 / 12:05 pm

    I walk wherever and whenever possible.

  92. Simon
    April 4, 2015 / 12:06 pm

    Always try to walk .

  93. Kate Rushton
    April 4, 2015 / 12:08 pm

    walk and use public transport as much as possible.

  94. Naomi Howells
    April 4, 2015 / 12:30 pm

    I always try and walk for short journeys when time allows. Good for the planet and my fitness!

  95. Rebecca Mateille
    April 4, 2015 / 1:34 pm

    I have never owned a car and so already walk most places. We love to go on holiday abroad, but recently we have been thinking about staying in the UK more, which would mean no more planes. Better for the environment and our own stress levels!

  96. Sam McKean
    April 4, 2015 / 1:46 pm

    I try to walk or cycle wherever I go and recycle

  97. Simon Tinsley
    April 4, 2015 / 2:10 pm

    I try to walk as much as possible. Not only is it better for me and the environment, but it also saves me money and I get more time to think rather than worry about others in their cars.

  98. April 4, 2015 / 2:16 pm

    I use public transport as much as i can

  99. JAB
    April 4, 2015 / 2:55 pm

    The best way of reducing one’s carbon footprint is not to have children; a decision I made some 40 years ago. Contemporaries of mine may now have half a dozen or more grandchildren, all burning huge amounts of carbon, and myriad other resources. The carbon footprint is directly correlated to human population growth and also to economic growth. Both need to be reduced.

  100. Fiona
    April 4, 2015 / 2:57 pm

    I’d like to use the car less, but living in the countryside it is difficult!

  101. Simon Slavik
    April 4, 2015 / 3:39 pm

    Cycle to work would be really great.

  102. Ann
    April 4, 2015 / 4:01 pm

    I try to walk or cycle whenever possible

  103. Marie Burn
    April 4, 2015 / 4:45 pm

    I never drive and always either cycle or use public transport

  104. April 4, 2015 / 5:42 pm

    My family always cycle everywhere or walk, it’s very rare we take the car unless it’s emergency, we also recycle everything.

  105. April 4, 2015 / 6:03 pm

    I use public transport – and more people should (and would if it was better)…

  106. Dave Edwards
    April 4, 2015 / 6:10 pm

    Knocking a degree or so off the thermostat…

  107. Nikki Hunter
    April 4, 2015 / 6:40 pm

    By takin gholidays in UK instead of flying

  108. David Sweet
    April 4, 2015 / 6:52 pm

    Don’t drive the full distance to work and walk the rest of the way.

  109. Jazz
    April 4, 2015 / 7:09 pm

    cycling to work is the best 🙂

  110. Victoria N
    April 4, 2015 / 7:55 pm

    I would try to source food with lower air miles and eat local products.

  111. sian hallewell
    April 4, 2015 / 8:07 pm

    Lowering my carbon footprint by walking more, been doing this since before Christmas (some good weeks and some not so good). Defn made less short journesy in the car overall

  112. Jeremy Andrews
    April 4, 2015 / 8:16 pm

    My commute is 50 miles over mountans so cycle to work is not an option for me.
    One option for me is to work less days a week.

  113. lindsey m
    April 4, 2015 / 8:24 pm

    In September my daughter will transfer to secondary school which is so much closer than her primary. An end, at last to the car fueled school run (yippee!). I feel so guilty about driving her to school, but as the mo it’s the only practical solution to get me to work and her to school.

  114. justine meyer
    April 4, 2015 / 8:29 pm

    turning the heating down a degree or two

  115. April 4, 2015 / 8:36 pm

    Walking wherever possible. Great competition – I love APH.

  116. nigel
    April 4, 2015 / 9:45 pm

    No more foreign holidays for me

  117. kayleigh Bates
    April 4, 2015 / 10:41 pm

    We walk when we can

  118. Leanne V Mckenna
    April 4, 2015 / 11:30 pm

    I would like to cycle to work, and also get fitter! Need a bike though, hope to get one soon! 🙂

  119. stuart allen
    April 5, 2015 / 4:01 am

    i would like to cycle more and use less energy!

  120. debbie jackson
    April 5, 2015 / 5:27 am

    I do try and cut my carbon foortpint as much as I can, i walk the kids to and from school, it’s quite far but I love the fresh air and I think it helps the kids too. Also switch the thermostat down a degree or two, switch things off at the plug when not using and always tuck the curtains behind the radiators to keep the heat in. Not doing too bad and all in all it helps to keep my energy bills down so I have more spare cash to do fun things with the family… a gopro would be great to record these memories too 🙂

  121. claire woods
    April 5, 2015 / 8:51 am

    What a fab prize.

  122. Michelle Banks
    April 5, 2015 / 9:01 am

    i juse public transport, when i can x

  123. Philip Darling
    April 5, 2015 / 9:25 am

    I’ve taken to riding my push bike to work – great fun, healthy and better for the environment – everyone’s a winner

  124. Stephanie Tsang
    April 5, 2015 / 12:26 pm

    I walk instead of using the car as much as possible.

  125. Susan Sargent
    April 5, 2015 / 1:02 pm

    Try to use Park and Ride when I can

  126. April 5, 2015 / 1:08 pm

    We walk where and when we can

  127. karen railton
    April 5, 2015 / 3:40 pm

    walking to work in the summer

  128. jon morris
    April 5, 2015 / 4:21 pm

    we try to use bikes and walk when we can

  129. April 5, 2015 / 4:57 pm

    I’m not sure there’s much more we can do as a family until we move. We cycle everywhere (including shopping with the bits on the trailer,) recycle where possible and reuse and repair as much as possible. But would be happy for feedback in case I’ve missed something.

  130. Kaci Soderstrom
    April 5, 2015 / 6:04 pm

    Only travel when it’s necessary

  131. Rachel Ray
    April 5, 2015 / 7:41 pm

    Walk as often as possible and share transport when we can

  132. Rachel Butterworth
    April 5, 2015 / 7:48 pm

    I go cycling and walking the dogs with my nephews.

  133. Tina Cleveland
    April 5, 2015 / 9:06 pm

    Go on holiday once a year but make it last for 6 months lol

  134. melanie stirling
    April 5, 2015 / 9:35 pm

    We live in the countryside and a car is necessary but we do as many jobs as we can when we go out in the car instead of taking lots of journeys.

  135. Caroline H
    April 5, 2015 / 10:18 pm

    I’d love a better bus service in my area. Although I use the buses, there’s some obvious routes, such as between the really residential area where I live and a popular shopping centre which is three miles away, pretty much in a straight line on good roads which isn’t serviced.

  136. Susie Wilkinson
    April 5, 2015 / 10:39 pm

    I try to walk as often as I can, and I do recycle, unfortunately I’m the only one trying in my household, so it’s quite frustrating

  137. Kim Styles
    April 6, 2015 / 9:22 am

    I walk, use bus or bike

  138. Henry Brabyn
    April 6, 2015 / 9:40 am

    By cycling to as many places as possible!

  139. Rich Tyler
    April 6, 2015 / 10:52 am

    Cycle to work 🙂

  140. Victoria Wale
    April 6, 2015 / 11:09 am

    As I don’t drive and so am reliant on public transport my carbon footprint is already lower than many. Our work-in-progress is replacing our large electrical items with energy efficient versions as and when they need to be reaplced. Only 2 bits left to do !

  141. roley martin
    April 6, 2015 / 11:33 am

    `I walk everywhere, and have lost a lot of weight as a result! but I look and feel great nowadays 🙂 x

  142. aaron broad
    April 6, 2015 / 12:21 pm

    I have started but using my Bike more for short Journeys

  143. Tracey Belcher
    April 6, 2015 / 1:58 pm

    In one word WALK

  144. Chrissie Curtis
    April 6, 2015 / 2:48 pm

    We walk or bike as much as we can!

  145. Elizabeth (Liz) Briggs
    April 6, 2015 / 3:23 pm

    Cycle to work x

  146. tamalyn roberts
    April 6, 2015 / 4:14 pm

    we walk alot when we can but we live quite rural with no paths or much public transport

  147. Chris Michael
    April 6, 2015 / 4:37 pm

    Walk wherever possible

  148. Maxine G
    April 6, 2015 / 4:42 pm

    I already get public transport to work, but am looking to get a bike to be even greener

  149. Susan B
    April 6, 2015 / 5:13 pm

    My footprint is already pretty low as I don’t drive but I’m up for enquiring about the green ethics of the public transport companies that I use. .

  150. Lucy Connor
    April 6, 2015 / 5:15 pm

    I’ve just bought a bicycle so hopefully will start using the car less <3

  151. Andrew Thorne
    April 6, 2015 / 7:29 pm

    I cycle and walk when it is possible too.

  152. April 6, 2015 / 9:06 pm

    Lots more walking, and lots more recycling too!

  153. Emily Clark
    April 6, 2015 / 9:46 pm

    I cycle to work about 3 times a week – but I’d like that to be everyday!

  154. Graham Chealehay
    April 6, 2015 / 9:59 pm

    Cycle to work all the time

  155. thekiwibex
    April 7, 2015 / 1:11 am

    By cycling more often!

  156. April 7, 2015 / 9:37 am

    i love to walk especially in the summer

  157. Felicity Smith
    April 7, 2015 / 11:09 am

    cycling and walking rather than taking the car

  158. Liam Bishop
    April 7, 2015 / 11:26 am

    Walking everywhere! I only drive if I’m in a rush.

  159. Paul
    April 7, 2015 / 11:34 am

    Just got a new bike!

  160. Natalie Crossan
    April 7, 2015 / 12:06 pm

    I walk wherever possible x

  161. Amie
    April 7, 2015 / 2:30 pm

    Walk everywhere. I don’t have a car.

  162. jevgenyija tatyjanko
    April 7, 2015 / 6:06 pm

    I walk most of the times!

  163. Lillian Fisher
    April 7, 2015 / 8:06 pm

    I like to walk or cycle as much as I can.

  164. Ellie Harrison
    April 8, 2015 / 11:05 am

    I never learnt to drive, I walk and cycle everywhere!

  165. Gavin
    April 8, 2015 / 12:39 pm

    I walk and train where possible and have just had solar PV fitted.

  166. Laura Charlie
    April 8, 2015 / 1:22 pm

    Always try to walk as much as possible! I have no car, but avoid public transport when possible!

  167. Mike Brundell
    April 8, 2015 / 1:53 pm

    Walk instead of using the car.

  168. Sally C
    April 8, 2015 / 2:54 pm

    Turn heating down a bit.

  169. Gwen B.
    April 8, 2015 / 3:08 pm

    I walk everywhere anyway.

  170. Adam B.
    April 8, 2015 / 3:20 pm

    Use my car less.

  171. Carl
    April 8, 2015 / 3:38 pm

    Recycle more rubbish.

  172. Jo m welsh
    April 8, 2015 / 5:44 pm

    We like cycling and I building my childrens confidence on their bikes so we can cycle more

  173. Jenna Parrington
    April 8, 2015 / 8:20 pm

    Walking as much as I can. My son recently learnt to walk and he loves toddling about, especially now in the nice weather!

  174. Richard R
    April 8, 2015 / 11:47 pm

    I walk rather than use the car if possible

  175. Sue ellins
    April 9, 2015 / 10:11 am

    I am walking more

  176. JB
    April 9, 2015 / 10:13 am

    I walk as much as possible

  177. April 9, 2015 / 11:35 am

    Walking more and continuing to recycle as much as possible

  178. Christina Brown
    April 9, 2015 / 1:31 pm

    I try and walk as far as possible but if it’s too far then I use public transport.
    I’d like to get a bike and use that for longer journeys instead though

  179. Michael Rattray
    April 9, 2015 / 6:42 pm

    Walking and exercise bike

  180. laura jayne bates
    April 9, 2015 / 8:54 pm

    recycling and walking more

  181. James Wright
    April 9, 2015 / 10:54 pm

    walking and cycling

  182. Keith Hunt
    April 10, 2015 / 1:56 pm

    Waking the dogs

  183. Al MacInnes
    April 10, 2015 / 6:30 pm

    A good dog walk on the beach

  184. Seamus Lynch
    April 10, 2015 / 7:08 pm

    I will try to use more public transport or walk instead of traveling by car/taxi.

  185. Kat Glynn
    April 10, 2015 / 7:53 pm

    Walking and cycling.

  186. Rachael w
    April 10, 2015 / 9:36 pm

    Now I have a little boy we won’t go abroad as much as I used to!

  187. James Montgomery
    April 10, 2015 / 11:26 pm

    Improve the insulation in my home.

  188. Lauren Old
    April 11, 2015 / 12:37 pm

    I would love to be able to cycle everywhere, but where I live is quite remote so it’s not possible at the moment. Although in the future, I hope to live closer to where I work meaning I can walk or cycle instead of drive

  189. C Kennedy
    April 12, 2015 / 9:08 am

    I would really like to start cycling to work

  190. vicki hennie
    April 12, 2015 / 10:01 am

    I am very energy efficient i turn all sockets and lights of when not in use, i recycle everything ( i used to take everything to recycling bins before they used to collect it ) and i dont drive so walk everywhere.

  191. Christine Reid
    April 12, 2015 / 12:35 pm

    I walk more and think a lot more about what I buy and where it comes from

  192. dorothy cavender
    April 12, 2015 / 1:22 pm

    Giving up driving

  193. Sara JaneG
    April 12, 2015 / 4:30 pm

    I walk almost everywhere

  194. Pam Francis Gregory
    April 12, 2015 / 5:35 pm

    I walk to work & use the stairs instead of the lift at work

  195. Ben McGuinness
    April 13, 2015 / 12:41 am

    Holiday in Ireland instead of travelling abroad (using airlines)

  196. Allan Wilson
    April 13, 2015 / 9:52 am

    I only use the car once a week and only do little shops to local shops withing walking distance.

  197. Michelle Carlin
    April 13, 2015 / 12:51 pm

    I walk almost everywhere. I always recycle everything I can.

  198. emma falvi
    April 13, 2015 / 2:05 pm

    i walk everywhere, it is keeping me fit and saving me money

  199. Suzanne Cooke
    April 13, 2015 / 5:02 pm

    we recycle absolutely everything

  200. Rebecca Nisbet
    April 13, 2015 / 8:46 pm

    i would love to have the confidence to get back on a bike again 🙂

  201. Laura
    April 13, 2015 / 9:41 pm

    Just by walking more instead of taking the car! Easy!

  202. Sarah Lee
    April 14, 2015 / 11:10 am

    I’m going to try a walk, or use my bike a bit more instead of short car journeys

  203. donna l jones
    April 14, 2015 / 5:51 pm

    l would walk more

  204. Jennifer Toal
    April 15, 2015 / 4:14 pm

    I need to walk more, nice weather coming I might also get on the bike

  205. April 15, 2015 / 4:58 pm

    I walk everywhere that I can and if I can’t walk I use public transport for longer journeys.

  206. KATHERINE S
    April 15, 2015 / 6:04 pm

    We recycle a lot and try to walk wherever we can, rather than take the car.

  207. Gethana Shashitharen
    April 15, 2015 / 8:53 pm

    Seriously worried for the environmental future… Global Warming is an issue 🙁

  208. Gethana Shashitharen
    April 15, 2015 / 8:59 pm

    To combat the issue, I’ve decided to cycle to when… when I get a job… Cars are too expensive these days anyway!

  209. April 15, 2015 / 9:44 pm

    I think I will try to walk more and do more big shop than multi trips.

  210. Stephanie Whitehouse
    April 16, 2015 / 7:51 am

    We are trying to achieve zero food waste, and eat as much home grown as possible

  211. Gethana Shashitharen
    April 16, 2015 / 7:59 am

    I would like to reduce by carbon footprint by cycling to school rather than taking the care! Plus the warm weather coming up so it’ll be nice 🙂

  212. James McKenna
    April 16, 2015 / 12:05 pm

    Fantastic prize, fingers crossed!

  213. kayleigh white
    April 16, 2015 / 9:03 pm

    I’ve always wanted one of these!

  214. Teresa Lee
    April 16, 2015 / 9:47 pm

    I walk a lot already whenever I can but I know I can definitely do more

  215. Sue Cole
    April 17, 2015 / 6:42 am

    I’m going to start using my bike though I’m very scared !!

  216. lyn burgess
    April 17, 2015 / 7:08 pm

    We recycle everything we can, and try to encourage friends to do the same

  217. helen booth
    April 17, 2015 / 8:44 pm

    We recycle as much as we can! And love to walk/cycle where we can!

  218. Charlotte Hood
    April 17, 2015 / 9:53 pm

    I recycle as much as I possibly can, and am also very electricity and water efficient! I can’t bear waste!!

  219. David Clarke
    April 17, 2015 / 11:02 pm

    Just by walking more and try to recycle most as I can

  220. Harley
    April 18, 2015 / 7:18 am

    We are big into recycling at home x

  221. Rebecca Howe
    April 18, 2015 / 12:30 pm

    I walk a lot, and have recently fixed up my bike to use that to get to places

  222. Linda F McGarrigle
    April 18, 2015 / 1:05 pm

    We try to recycle as much as we can, clothes go to charity shops or the schools green project x (the widget says question to be confirmed) so i am guessing on what your asking by other peoples comments x

  223. Jo U
    April 18, 2015 / 2:43 pm

    I walk everywhere, I have just taken a job which I can walk to which is amazing. I also recycle everything.

  224. sally brown
    April 18, 2015 / 9:41 pm

    I walkk 85% of the time

  225. liz ferguson
    April 19, 2015 / 7:15 am

    I hate waste, so recycle everything possible xx

  226. Ann Robinson
    April 19, 2015 / 2:50 pm

    Walking for short journeys

  227. YasuoRT
    April 19, 2015 / 5:58 pm

    thanks for post OP

  228. kayley hill
    April 20, 2015 / 12:53 pm

    I walk short Journeys rather than use my car x

  229. nicola james
    April 20, 2015 / 2:11 pm

    walk/compost/recycle/grow my own

  230. Georgina Coy
    April 20, 2015 / 2:39 pm

    I don’t waste anything

  231. leanne weir
    April 20, 2015 / 3:31 pm

    Walking for short journeys

  232. Sarah Franks
    April 20, 2015 / 4:33 pm

    My mum grows organic fruit and veg, so she has wormeries and compost bins, as well as rain bins and solar panels. I live in a flat with a large balcony, so can’t quite do what she does. But this year, she helped me to start growing my own herbs, tomatoes, pumpkins, leeks, and courgettes. That’ll cut down on food transport costs, and means we now recycle our teabags and coffee grounds for the plants. We’re also going to be getting a wormery (we can’t have a compost bin, because of where we live), and a rain butt to collect excess rain water.

    We’ve also just got some water-saving gear, including a shower head that reduces usage and is actually better than our old one! And some special valves for the taps so we use less water when running a tap for brushing our teeth or washing a dish out.

    I travel by London tube rather than by car, or I walk. My partner cycles to work daily (I work from home).

    We have balcony lights, but all are LED-powered. And all our bills are paperless. Even our cat’s food bowl is eco-friendly! That comes from the awesome company BecoBowls, who make pet bowls out of rice husks and bamboo shoots, so they’re sustainable and also bio-degradable if you ever do dump them. But they’re dishwasher-safe and really classy. The great thing about that company is that, if you have a dog, they make bio-degradable plastic poop bags – one thing you’re sure to be throwing out, and now you can throw out something that’s 100% bio-degradable instead of tossing regular plastic in the trash instead!

    For me, being more sustainable is a process of making small improvements, one-by-one, and learning more over time.

  233. Mia Clarke
    April 20, 2015 / 6:42 pm

    Walk when I can

  234. Minnie15
    April 20, 2015 / 7:52 pm

    Only use public transport, recycle and/or upcycle everything, where possible! 🙂 x

  235. April 21, 2015 / 12:20 am

    I walk everywhere =) xx

  236. James Stenson
    April 21, 2015 / 10:33 am

    I buy food shopping in bulk so I don’t have to keep making journeys to the shops and I walk alot.

  237. Rebecca Jane Roberts
    April 21, 2015 / 3:34 pm

    I walk everywhere 🙂

  238. Stephen Little
    April 21, 2015 / 3:43 pm

    Walk or cycle when possible

  239. Jonathan Mason
    April 21, 2015 / 10:59 pm

    Walking and cycling as much as possible; recycling everything that can be recycled; using low energy light bulbs; growing my own fruit and veg as much as possible; shopping locally

  240. claire little
    April 22, 2015 / 12:14 am

    by walking more

  241. Frances Heaton
    April 22, 2015 / 5:57 am

    Walk as much as possible, recyclable, use compost bin, turn off lights and heating when unnecessary.

  242. Robert Dittrich
    April 22, 2015 / 9:33 am

    Avoiding waste is extremely important, but it’s incredibly important not to buy what we don’t need in the first place! There is so much crap being bought for no good reason – why do so many people spend so much on clutter they don’t need?

  243. Chris Hunt
    April 22, 2015 / 9:34 am

    I would love to do away with the car or at least get one of the new-age electric ones. The technology is coming on leaps and bounds so I expect we will be able to change over sooner than expected.
    I look for disposable and eco friendly products and buy these wherever possible.
    Bring back ‘make do and mend’ It worked all those years ago; it can work now.

  244. Andrew Hindley
    April 22, 2015 / 9:59 am

    I try to cycle or walk everywhere instead of using public traansport

  245. samantha bolter
    April 22, 2015 / 10:28 am

    I cycle & walk as much as possible and recycle everything that can be recycled which is barely enough, more needs to be done 🙂

  246. cassie bedford
    April 22, 2015 / 10:33 am

    I don’t really use my car that much. I try to walk when I can. I commute into London everyday so have to get the train but walk whatever part of my journeys I can

  247. Conrad Edwards
    April 22, 2015 / 12:10 pm

    I walk the hour to work rather than drive

  248. Gemma Holland
    April 22, 2015 / 1:04 pm

    We walk to and from school & I walk to the shops to get our groceries. We car share with a friend for after school clubs

  249. Katherine Coldicott
    April 22, 2015 / 2:04 pm

    I am trying to cycle more. I use my bike to go to the shops and the gym, I’ve not used it for work yet but I aim to once I’ ve practised the distance a bit more.

  250. Corinne Peat
    April 22, 2015 / 2:41 pm

    Im going to walk more and leave the car at home.

  251. Victoria
    April 22, 2015 / 2:43 pm

    I’d like to travel more long distance by train rather than flying 🙂

  252. Emma Wolski
    April 22, 2015 / 2:45 pm

    Im going to run more and try and complete tasks such as posting, letters, visiting shop on route etc with a backpack!

  253. April 22, 2015 / 2:46 pm

    I already don’t own a car and rarely travel – if I do, I’ll use the tube or walk. Maybe getting less taxis will be my aim!

  254. Jamie
    April 22, 2015 / 5:36 pm

    I would like to buy an EV, it means less pollution each journey; while still proving the comfort of independence driving

  255. chris parham
    April 22, 2015 / 5:56 pm

    going to walk children to school

  256. Mike Gerrie
    April 22, 2015 / 7:15 pm

    I intend to walk and cycle more wherever i can

  257. Karen Lloyd
    April 22, 2015 / 7:32 pm

    I will do any shopping on the way home from work as I pass the supermarket, instead of going out especially.

  258. Mark Chamberlin
    April 22, 2015 / 8:49 pm

    I’d love to have bought a hybrid or electric car but they were so expensive that I had to go diesel! I have applied for a job actually onsite where I live so my commute will be just going downstairs and across the yard.

  259. Paula Phillips
    April 22, 2015 / 10:46 pm

    By walking to most of the places I need to go, which also keeps me fit.

  260. Chantelle Kemp
    April 23, 2015 / 12:01 am

    By walking wherever I can more often 🙂

  261. Laura Ferguson
    April 23, 2015 / 12:48 am

    I want to reduce food waste by being careful not to buy too much and reusing leftovers if subsequent meals.

  262. elaine stokes
    April 23, 2015 / 7:41 am

    I try to walk most places, I have a car but only use it if I really need to

  263. Karen Usher
    April 23, 2015 / 9:16 am

    Instead of taking the car for those “lazy” times we cant be bothered walking, Im def going to make more of an effort to just walk! Great for the environment and great for me!

  264. Antonia Rookley
    April 23, 2015 / 9:30 am

    Trying to walk to places more, and being mindful of our carbon footprint

  265. sandra ralph
    April 23, 2015 / 9:32 am

    i always walk when i do the school runs

  266. Julie Jones
    April 23, 2015 / 10:02 am

    I try to walk as much as I can, and car share wherever possible,. If my son is going out for an evening, I take all his friends in and out of town to avoid them getting lifts from all the parents. I wait to drive to shop until I have a large list and also shop for my neighbours, if possible, and they do the same for me. Only small things, I know, but its my little bit towards a major problem 🙂

  267. Donata
    April 23, 2015 / 10:11 am

    I will take the roof box off the car as soon as I come back from holiday.

  268. Ants Cossar
    April 23, 2015 / 12:19 pm

    cycle rather than use the car where possible

  269. zoe g
    April 23, 2015 / 12:36 pm

    I’m trying to recycle all our glass even though its a bit of a walk!

  270. Hannah Igoe
    April 23, 2015 / 12:48 pm

    I would like to look at taking more holidays in the Uk rather than further afield

  271. Tina L-D
    April 23, 2015 / 12:50 pm

    Being more environmentally friendly, recycling, walking, not having lights on when not needed

  272. Kelly Hooper
    April 23, 2015 / 12:57 pm

    I would like to use the train rather than the car or plane

  273. April 23, 2015 / 12:58 pm

    I should definitely use my car less!

  274. April 23, 2015 / 1:23 pm

    i couldnt see the question but i try my hardest to be eco friendly in all areas

  275. Kristy Brown
    April 23, 2015 / 1:42 pm

    I try to recycle s much as I can

  276. James Wright
    April 23, 2015 / 1:48 pm

    luckily i dont drive but my wife does and she says we should walk more

  277. Sarah Parker
    April 23, 2015 / 2:26 pm

    I think walking more 🙂

  278. Daniel Stacey
    April 23, 2015 / 3:01 pm

    Walk whenever possible & recycle all I can

  279. Donna Caldwel.
    April 23, 2015 / 4:15 pm

    I encourage the kids to recycle and recognise what can be recycled

  280. April 23, 2015 / 4:39 pm

    Recycling, repairing and upcycling as much as I can, and get the kids to join in and help!

  281. jo liddement
    April 23, 2015 / 4:40 pm

    I don’t own/drive a car and walk locally or catch train /bus if need to travel

  282. Tony
    April 23, 2015 / 5:57 pm

    Try cycling more

  283. Breanne
    April 23, 2015 / 6:22 pm

    I would like to get a bike.

  284. Sheri Darby
    April 23, 2015 / 6:26 pm

    Love to win this

  285. steph lovatt
    April 23, 2015 / 6:32 pm

    To recycle more

  286. PHILIP
    April 23, 2015 / 6:35 pm

    We only have one earth if we look after it there will be nothing left for future generation.

  287. PHILIP
    April 23, 2015 / 6:38 pm

    We only have one earth if we dont look after it there will be nothing left for future generation.

  288. Jane Middleton
    April 23, 2015 / 6:46 pm

    can’t lower it much more – I don’t own a car, bike where I can and use train to get further afield.

  289. Holly Boyd
    April 23, 2015 / 7:11 pm

    Walk wherever possible.

  290. Karyn Smith
    April 23, 2015 / 7:34 pm

    i don’t own a car so i walk or catch bus but i could recycle more

  291. sarah-dawn pope
    April 23, 2015 / 7:40 pm

    I buy as much as possible second-hand

  292. Jocelyn
    April 23, 2015 / 7:44 pm

    Car boot sales to sell and buy

  293. Kerry Lethbridge
    April 23, 2015 / 8:48 pm

    I’d like to get a greener car and use it less

  294. Angie Hoggett
    April 23, 2015 / 8:06 pm

    walk and cycle more and use the car less!

  295. Sarah Buckley
    April 23, 2015 / 8:18 pm

    I walk & take public transport instead of driving, only boil what’s needed in the kettle, turn the water off when I brush my teeth & recycle as much as possible!

  296. justine l
    April 23, 2015 / 8:27 pm

    Walk more rather than get the bus, and get taxis less 🙂

  297. olivia kirby
    April 23, 2015 / 8:34 pm

    I live in the country so I have to have a car – the children’s schools are 6 and 10 miles away so it’s very hard. I have my groceries delivered, I think that counts as they are going to other houses?!! Oh and also a friend of mine and me do the school run for each other’s big kids as and when we can.

  298. Stev Rigby
    April 23, 2015 / 8:39 pm

    This is something we all need to be on board with

  299. Jun Mo
    April 23, 2015 / 9:05 pm

    Walk more instead of using the car

  300. Chris Fletcher
    April 23, 2015 / 9:22 pm

    I always use public transport, grow my own veg and run/walk a lot when making short journeys!

  301. April 23, 2015 / 9:44 pm

    I always walk places and use public transport where I can – sadly in my job it isnt practical to use public transport to visit people in the community etc – but as car’s and technology get smarter the carbon footprint they produce should reduce

  302. Jayne K
    April 23, 2015 / 9:53 pm

    Stay at home

  303. Laura Vitty
    April 23, 2015 / 10:09 pm

    I try to reduce what I consume as much as possible, I think that’s much more important than recycling.

  304. Natalie L
    April 23, 2015 / 10:09 pm

    Walk more places instead of using car or public transport

  305. karen Howden
    April 23, 2015 / 10:31 pm

    walk rather than use the car

  306. Kate Cass
    April 23, 2015 / 10:55 pm

    Recycle, cycle, walk more and never use supermarket carriers always take my own shopping bags, reduce plastic used!

  307. Jamie Millard
    April 24, 2015 / 12:11 am

    stop taking the car on those short journeys

  308. Isabelle Smith
    April 24, 2015 / 12:43 am

    just walk x

  309. George Worboys Wright
    April 24, 2015 / 2:57 am

    Walk where possible or use public transport.

  310. Sheila Sloan
    April 24, 2015 / 4:32 am

    Always take my own carrier bags to the supermarket

  311. Sheila Sloan
    April 24, 2015 / 4:34 am

    …. and combine journeys so that I always do several jobs at a time!

  312. April 24, 2015 / 5:55 am

    Every day I wake up now I smile as I am still alive I an 3 score and ten in June. For all those people out there who are not using everday to there advantage I say wake up.

  313. Geoff Hibbert
    April 24, 2015 / 6:25 am

    My carbon footprint is very small as I don’t really go anywhere and if I do I walk.

  314. April 24, 2015 / 7:35 am

    I travel on foot and use buses wherever possible. The journeys are pretty interesting too 🙂

  315. James Donaghy
    April 24, 2015 / 7:40 am

    I travel to work every friday by bike as this is only possible one day as i travel all over the country. But when i do have to drive i ensure i car share where i can.

  316. Victoria Prince
    April 24, 2015 / 7:56 am

    I’d like to travel by car less

  317. Fran Lauder
    April 24, 2015 / 8:28 am

    We’ve just gone down to one car as my husband bikes to work!

  318. soneailiami
    April 24, 2015 / 9:02 am

    walk or ride a bike

  319. Samantha Sugden
    April 24, 2015 / 9:06 am

    Walk instead or use public transport

  320. becci cleary
    April 24, 2015 / 9:18 am

    starting work later so that I could walk more rather than rushing getting the kids to school and then having to get a lift/taxi to work.

  321. Paul Walsh
    April 24, 2015 / 9:18 am

    walk to places more

  322. Alexandra McGahey
    April 24, 2015 / 10:15 am

    Walk more instead of using car or bus and recycle everything possible as I already do! 🙂

  323. Charmian Filewood
    April 24, 2015 / 10:35 am

    Walk where you can, if you must drive park up a little away for your destination

  324. Daniella
    April 24, 2015 / 11:27 am

    I already walk everywhere, take my own bags to shops and grow my own veg. I would like to lower our electricity use.

  325. Eleanor Powell
    April 24, 2015 / 11:28 am

    to buy more locally made stuff

  326. LEE HARDY
    April 24, 2015 / 11:43 am

    Would use my bike

  327. Dawn Underwood
    April 24, 2015 / 11:54 am

    I walk everywhere

  328. ALLY WEBB
    April 24, 2015 / 11:56 am

    To cycle more instead of taking the car.

  329. Tracey baker
    April 24, 2015 / 1:13 pm

    Be less dependant on the car x

  330. trevor linvell
    April 24, 2015 / 1:41 pm

    walk more then use cars buses or trains

  331. April 24, 2015 / 2:11 pm

    i walk everywhere locally but get a bus if going to the city center

  332. Jacqueline Roberts
    April 24, 2015 / 2:36 pm

    I need to walk more thats for sure

  333. Prerna Gupta
    April 24, 2015 / 2:51 pm

    I try to buy organic stuff and mostly walk instead of taking the car!

  334. Vicky Robinson
    April 24, 2015 / 3:08 pm

    I try to recylce everything, I compost as much as I can and I regularly go to give and take days (days where I can give away all my unwanted things so that other people can use them and take one or two items home myself) I’m also going to try to walk more.

  335. Irene Gilmour
    April 24, 2015 / 4:07 pm

    just started cycling with the kids on school run instead of the car hope to keep it up

  336. John Gunn
    April 24, 2015 / 4:15 pm

    Since having my own house I recycle so much more than I ever did. I hate when I see someone littering on the street!

  337. Hazel Rush
    April 24, 2015 / 4:17 pm

    What a fantastic prize!

  338. Hazel Rush
    April 24, 2015 / 4:18 pm

    I’d love to cycle more I wish e had more cycle lanes and paths where I live!

  339. Cheryl
    April 24, 2015 / 4:26 pm

    I’ve recently started an Environmental Science degree and it has opened up my eyes to the impact we are having on the planet. It’s going to take a lot to get to where we need to be, but every individual effort helps us get there

  340. Valerie Kay
    April 24, 2015 / 4:37 pm

    I’d start cycling again 🙂

  341. April 24, 2015 / 5:36 pm

    I think it’s very important to try to shop ethically and something that should be greatly promoted!

  342. jen jackson
    April 24, 2015 / 6:09 pm

    to walk to work

  343. Rita
    April 24, 2015 / 6:25 pm

    Walk everywhere possible

  344. Kelly Hirst
    April 24, 2015 / 6:49 pm

    By leaving the car at home & walking everywhere

  345. jen lloyd
    April 24, 2015 / 7:20 pm

    I try to walk everywhere and don’t own a car so take public transport 🙂

  346. Caroline Buckley
    April 24, 2015 / 7:49 pm

    I walk as much as possible and recycle. My 2 year old is beginning to understand which items can be recycled!

  347. rebecca gibson
    April 24, 2015 / 8:00 pm

    Buy veg from my local farm shop

  348. MANDY DOHERTY
    April 24, 2015 / 8:31 pm

    Walking as much as possible, growing more veg & fruit

  349. Laura Caraher
    April 24, 2015 / 9:44 pm

    I walk everywhere

  350. Yvette D
    April 24, 2015 / 9:46 pm

    Reusing plastic bags and recycling, buying second hand items and clothing!

  351. Monika S
    April 24, 2015 / 9:56 pm

    As a frequent flyer I’d love to see healthier jet fuel

  352. Karis
    April 24, 2015 / 10:16 pm

    I do a lot of walking.

  353. chirag P
    April 24, 2015 / 10:19 pm

    walk far more

  354. Claire ward
    April 24, 2015 / 10:30 pm

    To reduce the snout I use the car

  355. Philip Stone
    April 24, 2015 / 10:56 pm

    Retire! CO2 halved…

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