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Are the companies you choose use carbon balanced?

April 3, 2015

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.


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

  • Leanne Lunn April 3, 2015 at 8:34 am

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

  • Sarah Rider April 3, 2015 at 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

  • iain maciver April 3, 2015 at 9:19 am

    lots of walking and cycling

  • S Edwards April 3, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Running and cycling

  • Hilda Hazel Wright April 3, 2015 at 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!

  • Mark Chester April 3, 2015 at 9:28 am

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

  • Suzanne April 3, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Love walking and do so as much as possible.

  • Andrew Petrie April 3, 2015 at 9:41 am

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

  • Michael April 3, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Walk more to and from the shops

  • Bernie Tyrrell April 3, 2015 at 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.

  • Zoe G April 3, 2015 at 10:26 am

    By walking and more cycling

  • Hazel Rea April 3, 2015 at 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.

  • Michael Clarke April 3, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Eat less red meat.

  • laura banks April 3, 2015 at 10:48 am

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

  • Elizabeth Hinds April 3, 2015 at 10:49 am

    We try to walk wherever we can 🙂

  • Leanne April 3, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Walk more, drive less!

  • Leila Benhamida April 3, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Walk more instead of driving.

  • Stephanie Lear April 3, 2015 at 11:10 am

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

  • Mark Palmer April 3, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Always walk for short journeys

  • Joanne Dodd April 3, 2015 at 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.

  • Margaret Lee-Roberts April 3, 2015 at 11:22 am

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

  • Rob Baker April 3, 2015 at 11:46 am

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

  • Jenny April 3, 2015 at 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.

  • Sarah Archibald April 3, 2015 at 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. 🙂

  • Lucy Taylor April 3, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Take the train instead of driving when visiting a city.

  • Trent Turton April 3, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    I need to walk a lot more than I do.

  • Sinead Charlotte April 3, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    I walk a lot

  • Louise Edwards April 3, 2015 at 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.

  • Agata April 3, 2015 at 12:38 pm

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

  • Jackie Chapman April 3, 2015 at 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 🙂

  • Jo Young April 3, 2015 at 12:55 pm

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

  • elaine dale April 3, 2015 at 12:56 pm

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

  • Lorraine Tinsley April 3, 2015 at 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

  • Iona Cornish April 3, 2015 at 1:14 pm

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

  • Mary Heald April 3, 2015 at 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

  • Naxis April 3, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    I use public transport or walk.

  • Paul T April 3, 2015 at 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.

  • kim neville April 3, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    I walk where possible

  • Siobhan Davis April 3, 2015 at 2:35 pm

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

  • Lyla April 3, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    I sold my car so now I have to walk everywhere

  • laura stewart April 3, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    i walk to work everyday xx

  • Ashleigh Allan April 3, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    I need to walk more!

  • Phil Morrison April 3, 2015 at 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!

  • Chris Davies April 3, 2015 at 4:36 pm

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

  • Keith Hunt April 3, 2015 at 5:15 pm

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

  • winnie April 3, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    i walk quite a lot

  • Caroline Clarke April 3, 2015 at 5:49 pm

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

  • Joanne Baldwin April 3, 2015 at 6:21 pm

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

  • rara April 3, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    we cycle lots

  • Erica Price April 3, 2015 at 6:36 pm

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

  • pete c April 3, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    use more eco-friendly types of transport

  • Samantha R April 3, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    I walk almost everywhere

  • Nikki Stewart April 3, 2015 at 7:16 pm

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

  • hannah mills April 3, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Amazing giveaway! Could do with this for my holidays x

  • Jaime Oliver April 3, 2015 at 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!

  • Lucy Dorrington April 3, 2015 at 7:41 pm

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

  • Jay Scales April 3, 2015 at 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

  • jackie rushton April 3, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Fab prize and great comp

  • Anthony Harrington April 3, 2015 at 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.

  • Lynn Heatn April 3, 2015 at 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!

  • Allan Smith April 3, 2015 at 8:21 pm

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

  • Tamsin Dean April 3, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    this would be great for our green laning

  • Claire Eadie April 3, 2015 at 8:31 pm

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

  • Rebekah Weeks April 3, 2015 at 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!

  • Edward Guerreiro April 3, 2015 at 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.

  • Robyn Logan Clarke April 3, 2015 at 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.

  • rebecca martin April 3, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Walk more to uni

  • clare davies April 3, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    wow how fab!!

  • Gail April 3, 2015 at 10:04 pm

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

  • Jessica Powell April 3, 2015 at 10:12 pm

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

  • Mandi April 3, 2015 at 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!!

  • Rachel Craig April 4, 2015 at 3:55 am

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

  • Kelly Holyoake April 4, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Great Competition! My daughter has always wanted a GoPro

  • Francis Lee April 4, 2015 at 8:36 am

    we walk as much as we can where we can

  • Liz Bennett April 4, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Would love to win!

  • Lauren Whillans April 4, 2015 at 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!

  • Emily Hutchinson April 4, 2015 at 8:48 am

    I don’t drive so I always walk

  • Amelia Kennedy April 4, 2015 at 8:58 am

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

  • Rebecca Kingston April 4, 2015 at 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.

  • Lucy Fowler April 4, 2015 at 9:12 am

    I always try to walk instead of drive!

  • angela sandhu April 4, 2015 at 10:09 am

    I dont drive so i walk a lot anyway

  • Lauren Sutherby April 4, 2015 at 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!

  • Paul Wilson April 4, 2015 at 10:24 am

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

  • Lisa Everaert April 4, 2015 at 10:41 am

    I walk pretty much everywhere as i cant drive.

  • Karen Barrett April 4, 2015 at 11:17 am

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

  • Lucy Barton April 4, 2015 at 11:42 am

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

  • W Roberts April 4, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Cycle to work and walk to the shops more.

  • Kelly Roxanne smith April 4, 2015 at 11:50 am

    fab thanks and this is a lovely blog x

  • Lynn Ward April 4, 2015 at 11:53 am

    amazing prize ty x

  • Alison Johnson April 4, 2015 at 12:02 pm

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

  • Christine Quinn April 4, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    I walk wherever and whenever possible.

  • Simon April 4, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Always try to walk .

  • Kate Rushton April 4, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    walk and use public transport as much as possible.

  • Naomi Howells April 4, 2015 at 12:30 pm

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

  • Rebecca Mateille April 4, 2015 at 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!

  • Sam McKean April 4, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    I try to walk or cycle wherever I go and recycle

  • Simon Tinsley April 4, 2015 at 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.

  • Kathy Cakebread April 4, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    I use public transport as much as i can

  • JAB April 4, 2015 at 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.

  • Fiona April 4, 2015 at 2:57 pm

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

  • Simon Slavik April 4, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Cycle to work would be really great.

  • Ann April 4, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    I try to walk or cycle whenever possible

  • Marie Burn April 4, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    I never drive and always either cycle or use public transport

  • Beverley Cousins April 4, 2015 at 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.

  • samantha felton April 4, 2015 at 6:03 pm

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

  • Dave Edwards April 4, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Knocking a degree or so off the thermostat…

  • Nikki Hunter April 4, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    By takin gholidays in UK instead of flying

  • David Sweet April 4, 2015 at 6:52 pm

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

  • Jazz April 4, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    cycling to work is the best 🙂

  • Victoria N April 4, 2015 at 7:55 pm

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

  • sian hallewell April 4, 2015 at 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

  • Jeremy Andrews April 4, 2015 at 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.

  • lindsey m April 4, 2015 at 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.

  • justine meyer April 4, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    turning the heating down a degree or two

  • Globalmouse April 4, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Walking wherever possible. Great competition – I love APH.

  • nigel April 4, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    No more foreign holidays for me

  • kayleigh Bates April 4, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    We walk when we can

  • Leanne V Mckenna April 4, 2015 at 11:30 pm

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

  • stuart allen April 5, 2015 at 4:01 am

    i would like to cycle more and use less energy!

  • debbie jackson April 5, 2015 at 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 🙂

  • claire woods April 5, 2015 at 8:51 am

    What a fab prize.

  • Michelle Banks April 5, 2015 at 9:01 am

    i juse public transport, when i can x

  • Philip Darling April 5, 2015 at 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

  • Stephanie Tsang April 5, 2015 at 12:26 pm

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

  • Susan Sargent April 5, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Try to use Park and Ride when I can

  • Jen Walshaw April 5, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    We walk where and when we can

  • karen railton April 5, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    walking to work in the summer

  • jon morris April 5, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    we try to use bikes and walk when we can

  • Paul H April 5, 2015 at 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.

  • Kaci Soderstrom April 5, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Only travel when it’s necessary

  • Rachel Ray April 5, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Walk as often as possible and share transport when we can

  • Rachel Butterworth April 5, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    I go cycling and walking the dogs with my nephews.

  • Tina Cleveland April 5, 2015 at 9:06 pm

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

  • melanie stirling April 5, 2015 at 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.

  • Caroline H April 5, 2015 at 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.

  • Susie Wilkinson April 5, 2015 at 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

  • Kim Styles April 6, 2015 at 9:22 am

    I walk, use bus or bike

  • Henry Brabyn April 6, 2015 at 9:40 am

    By cycling to as many places as possible!

  • Rich Tyler April 6, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Cycle to work 🙂

  • Victoria Wale April 6, 2015 at 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 !

  • roley martin April 6, 2015 at 11:33 am

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

  • aaron broad April 6, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    I have started but using my Bike more for short Journeys

  • Tracey Belcher April 6, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    In one word WALK

  • Chrissie Curtis April 6, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    We walk or bike as much as we can!

  • Elizabeth (Liz) Briggs April 6, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Cycle to work x

  • tamalyn roberts April 6, 2015 at 4:14 pm

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

  • Chris Michael April 6, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Walk wherever possible

  • Maxine G April 6, 2015 at 4:42 pm

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

  • Susan B April 6, 2015 at 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. .

  • Lucy Connor April 6, 2015 at 5:15 pm

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

  • Andrew Thorne April 6, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    I cycle and walk when it is possible too.

  • Lauren April 6, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Lots more walking, and lots more recycling too!

  • Emily Clark April 6, 2015 at 9:46 pm

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

  • Graham Chealehay April 6, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Cycle to work all the time

  • thekiwibex April 7, 2015 at 1:11 am

    By cycling more often!

  • charlotte April 7, 2015 at 9:37 am

    i love to walk especially in the summer

  • Felicity Smith April 7, 2015 at 11:09 am

    cycling and walking rather than taking the car

  • Liam Bishop April 7, 2015 at 11:26 am

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

  • Paul April 7, 2015 at 11:34 am

    Just got a new bike!

  • Natalie Crossan April 7, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    I walk wherever possible x

  • Amie April 7, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Walk everywhere. I don’t have a car.

  • jevgenyija tatyjanko April 7, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    I walk most of the times!

  • Lillian Fisher April 7, 2015 at 8:06 pm

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

  • Ellie Harrison April 8, 2015 at 11:05 am

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

  • Gavin April 8, 2015 at 12:39 pm

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

  • Laura Charlie April 8, 2015 at 1:22 pm

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

  • Mike Brundell April 8, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Walk instead of using the car.

  • Sally C April 8, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Turn heating down a bit.

  • Gwen B. April 8, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    I walk everywhere anyway.

  • Adam B. April 8, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Use my car less.

  • Carl April 8, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Recycle more rubbish.

  • Jo m welsh April 8, 2015 at 5:44 pm

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

  • Jenna Parrington April 8, 2015 at 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!

  • Richard R April 8, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    I walk rather than use the car if possible

  • Sue ellins April 9, 2015 at 10:11 am

    I am walking more

  • JB April 9, 2015 at 10:13 am

    I walk as much as possible

  • Michelle Barron April 9, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Walking more and continuing to recycle as much as possible

  • Christina Brown April 9, 2015 at 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

  • Michael Rattray April 9, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Walking and exercise bike

  • laura jayne bates April 9, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    recycling and walking more

  • James Wright April 9, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    walking and cycling

  • Keith Hunt April 10, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Waking the dogs

  • Al MacInnes April 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    A good dog walk on the beach

  • Seamus Lynch April 10, 2015 at 7:08 pm

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

  • Kat Glynn April 10, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Walking and cycling.

  • Rachael w April 10, 2015 at 9:36 pm

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

  • James Montgomery April 10, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    Improve the insulation in my home.

  • Lauren Old April 11, 2015 at 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

  • Becky Willoughby ( April 11, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    I walk instead of drive

  • C Kennedy April 12, 2015 at 9:08 am

    I would really like to start cycling to work

  • vicki hennie April 12, 2015 at 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.

  • Christine Reid April 12, 2015 at 12:35 pm

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

  • dorothy cavender April 12, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Giving up driving

  • Sara JaneG April 12, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    I walk almost everywhere

  • Pam Francis Gregory April 12, 2015 at 5:35 pm

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

  • Ben McGuinness April 13, 2015 at 12:41 am

    Holiday in Ireland instead of travelling abroad (using airlines)

  • Allan Wilson April 13, 2015 at 9:52 am

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

  • Michelle Carlin April 13, 2015 at 12:51 pm

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

  • emma falvi April 13, 2015 at 2:05 pm

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

  • Suzanne Cooke April 13, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    we recycle absolutely everything

  • Rebecca Nisbet April 13, 2015 at 8:46 pm

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

  • Laura April 13, 2015 at 9:41 pm

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

  • Sarah Lee April 14, 2015 at 11:10 am

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

  • donna l jones April 14, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    l would walk more

  • Jennifer Toal April 15, 2015 at 4:14 pm

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

  • Jodie Hawkins April 15, 2015 at 4:58 pm

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

  • KATHERINE S April 15, 2015 at 6:04 pm

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

  • Gethana Shashitharen April 15, 2015 at 8:53 pm

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

    • Gethana Shashitharen April 15, 2015 at 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!

  • Eileen Teo April 15, 2015 at 9:44 pm

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

  • Stephanie Whitehouse April 16, 2015 at 7:51 am

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

  • Gethana Shashitharen April 16, 2015 at 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 🙂

  • James McKenna April 16, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Fantastic prize, fingers crossed!

  • kayleigh white April 16, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    I’ve always wanted one of these!

  • Teresa Lee April 16, 2015 at 9:47 pm

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

  • Sue Cole April 17, 2015 at 6:42 am

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

  • lyn burgess April 17, 2015 at 7:08 pm

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

  • helen booth April 17, 2015 at 8:44 pm

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

  • Charlotte Hood April 17, 2015 at 9:53 pm

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

  • David Clarke April 17, 2015 at 11:02 pm

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

  • Harley April 18, 2015 at 7:18 am

    We are big into recycling at home x

  • Rebecca Howe April 18, 2015 at 12:30 pm

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

  • Linda F McGarrigle April 18, 2015 at 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

  • Jo U April 18, 2015 at 2:43 pm

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

  • sally brown April 18, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    I walkk 85% of the time

  • liz ferguson April 19, 2015 at 7:15 am

    I hate waste, so recycle everything possible xx

  • Ann Robinson April 19, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Walking for short journeys

  • YasuoRT April 19, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    thanks for post OP

  • kayley hill April 20, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    I walk short Journeys rather than use my car x

  • nicola james April 20, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    walk/compost/recycle/grow my own

  • Georgina Coy April 20, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    I don’t waste anything

  • leanne weir April 20, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Walking for short journeys

  • Sarah Franks April 20, 2015 at 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.

  • Mia Clarke April 20, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Walk when I can

  • Minnie15 April 20, 2015 at 7:52 pm

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

  • Jade Walsh April 21, 2015 at 12:20 am

    I walk everywhere =) xx

  • James Stenson April 21, 2015 at 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.

  • Rebecca Jane Roberts April 21, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    I walk everywhere 🙂

  • Stephen Little April 21, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Walk or cycle when possible

  • Greig spencer April 21, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    i walk all the time

  • Jonathan Mason April 21, 2015 at 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

  • claire little April 22, 2015 at 12:14 am

    by walking more

  • Frances Heaton April 22, 2015 at 5:57 am

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

  • Robert Dittrich April 22, 2015 at 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?

  • Chris Hunt April 22, 2015 at 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.

  • Andrew Hindley April 22, 2015 at 9:59 am

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

  • samantha bolter April 22, 2015 at 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 🙂

  • cassie bedford April 22, 2015 at 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

  • Conrad Edwards April 22, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    I walk the hour to work rather than drive

  • Gemma Holland April 22, 2015 at 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

  • Katherine Coldicott April 22, 2015 at 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.

  • Corinne Peat April 22, 2015 at 2:41 pm

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

  • Victoria April 22, 2015 at 2:43 pm

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

  • Emma Wolski April 22, 2015 at 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!

  • Milly Y April 22, 2015 at 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!

  • Jamie April 22, 2015 at 5:36 pm

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

  • chris parham April 22, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    going to walk children to school

  • Mike Gerrie April 22, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    I intend to walk and cycle more wherever i can

  • Karen Lloyd April 22, 2015 at 7:32 pm

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

  • Mark Chamberlin April 22, 2015 at 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.

  • Paula Phillips April 22, 2015 at 10:46 pm

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

  • Chantelle Kemp April 23, 2015 at 12:01 am

    By walking wherever I can more often 🙂

  • Laura Ferguson April 23, 2015 at 12:48 am

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

  • elaine stokes April 23, 2015 at 7:41 am

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

  • Karen Usher April 23, 2015 at 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!

  • Antonia Rookley April 23, 2015 at 9:30 am

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

  • sandra ralph April 23, 2015 at 9:32 am

    i always walk when i do the school runs

  • Julie Jones April 23, 2015 at 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 🙂

  • Donata April 23, 2015 at 10:11 am

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

  • Ants Cossar April 23, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    cycle rather than use the car where possible

  • zoe g April 23, 2015 at 12:36 pm

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

  • Hannah Igoe April 23, 2015 at 12:48 pm

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

  • Tina L-D April 23, 2015 at 12:50 pm

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

  • Kelly Hooper April 23, 2015 at 12:57 pm

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

  • Lucie Aiston April 23, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    I should definitely use my car less!

  • Catherine ( April 23, 2015 at 1:23 pm

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

  • Kristy Brown April 23, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    I try to recycle s much as I can

  • James Wright April 23, 2015 at 1:48 pm

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

  • Sarah Parker April 23, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    I think walking more 🙂

  • Daniel Stacey April 23, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    Walk whenever possible & recycle all I can

  • Donna Caldwel. April 23, 2015 at 4:15 pm

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

  • mewombat April 23, 2015 at 4:39 pm

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

  • jo liddement April 23, 2015 at 4:40 pm

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

  • Tony April 23, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Try cycling more

  • Breanne April 23, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    I would like to get a bike.

  • Sheri Darby April 23, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Love to win this

  • steph lovatt April 23, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    To recycle more

  • PHILIP April 23, 2015 at 6:35 pm

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

  • PHILIP April 23, 2015 at 6:38 pm

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

  • Jane Middleton April 23, 2015 at 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.

  • Holly Boyd April 23, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Walk wherever possible.

  • Karyn Smith April 23, 2015 at 7:34 pm

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

  • sarah-dawn pope April 23, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    I buy as much as possible second-hand

  • Jocelyn April 23, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Car boot sales to sell and buy

  • Kerry Lethbridge April 23, 2015 at 8:48 pm

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

  • Angie Hoggett April 23, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    walk and cycle more and use the car less!

  • Sarah Buckley April 23, 2015 at 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!

  • justine l April 23, 2015 at 8:27 pm

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

  • olivia kirby April 23, 2015 at 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.

  • Stev Rigby April 23, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    This is something we all need to be on board with

  • Jun Mo April 23, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Walk more instead of using the car

  • Chris Fletcher April 23, 2015 at 9:22 pm

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

  • ellie spider April 23, 2015 at 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

  • Jayne K April 23, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Stay at home

  • Laura Vitty April 23, 2015 at 10:09 pm

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

  • Natalie L April 23, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Walk more places instead of using car or public transport

  • karen Howden April 23, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    walk rather than use the car

  • Kate Cass April 23, 2015 at 10:55 pm

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

  • Jamie Millard April 24, 2015 at 12:11 am

    stop taking the car on those short journeys

  • Isabelle Smith April 24, 2015 at 12:43 am

    just walk x

  • George Worboys Wright April 24, 2015 at 2:57 am

    Walk where possible or use public transport.

  • Sheila Sloan April 24, 2015 at 4:32 am

    Always take my own carrier bags to the supermarket

    • Sheila Sloan April 24, 2015 at 4:34 am

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

  • Leslie Evans April 24, 2015 at 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.

  • Geoff Hibbert April 24, 2015 at 6:25 am

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

  • Mary Campbell April 24, 2015 at 7:35 am

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

  • James Donaghy April 24, 2015 at 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.

  • Victoria Prince April 24, 2015 at 7:56 am

    I’d like to travel by car less

  • Fran Lauder April 24, 2015 at 8:28 am

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

  • soneailiami April 24, 2015 at 9:02 am

    walk or ride a bike

  • Samantha Sugden April 24, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Walk instead or use public transport

  • becci cleary April 24, 2015 at 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.

  • Paul Walsh April 24, 2015 at 9:18 am

    walk to places more

  • Alexandra McGahey April 24, 2015 at 10:15 am

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

  • Charmian Filewood April 24, 2015 at 10:35 am

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

  • Daniella April 24, 2015 at 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.

  • Eleanor Powell April 24, 2015 at 11:28 am

    to buy more locally made stuff

  • LEE HARDY April 24, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Would use my bike

  • Dawn Underwood April 24, 2015 at 11:54 am

    I walk everywhere

  • ALLY WEBB April 24, 2015 at 11:56 am

    To cycle more instead of taking the car.

  • Tracey baker April 24, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Be less dependant on the car x

  • trevor linvell April 24, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    walk more then use cars buses or trains

  • Marc Barnes April 24, 2015 at 2:11 pm

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

  • Jacqueline Roberts April 24, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    I need to walk more thats for sure

  • Prerna Gupta April 24, 2015 at 2:51 pm

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

  • Vicky Robinson April 24, 2015 at 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.

  • Irene Gilmour April 24, 2015 at 4:07 pm

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

  • John Gunn April 24, 2015 at 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!

  • Hazel Rush April 24, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    What a fantastic prize!

  • Hazel Rush April 24, 2015 at 4:18 pm

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

  • Cheryl April 24, 2015 at 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

  • Valerie Kay April 24, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    I’d start cycling again 🙂

  • Abbey April 24, 2015 at 5:36 pm

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

  • jen jackson April 24, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    to walk to work

  • Rita April 24, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Walk everywhere possible

  • Kelly Hirst April 24, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    By leaving the car at home & walking everywhere

  • jen lloyd April 24, 2015 at 7:20 pm

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

  • Caroline Buckley April 24, 2015 at 7:49 pm

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

  • rebecca gibson April 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Buy veg from my local farm shop

  • MANDY DOHERTY April 24, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Walking as much as possible, growing more veg & fruit

  • Laura Caraher April 24, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    I walk everywhere

  • Yvette D April 24, 2015 at 9:46 pm

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

  • Monika S April 24, 2015 at 9:56 pm

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

  • Karis April 24, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    I do a lot of walking.

  • chirag P April 24, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    walk far more

  • Claire ward April 24, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    To reduce the snout I use the car

  • Philip Stone April 24, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    Retire! CO2 halved…

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