How to Offset Carbon Footprint When You Move
There are a lot of factors in choosing a new home. You need to consider the time and distance you will travel for work, school, and shops. If you are moving to a new place, it is very natural to buy new appliances and making some minor or even major changes to your new home.
When you are looking for a new place to stay, make sure to ask if there is a wall and loft insulation. Try to ask on how old the boiler is. A 10 to the 14 years old boiler is usually inefficient.
When you buy new appliances or furniture, try to switch to change to good and environmental friendly appliances like choosing energy efficient light bulbs instead of the ordinary light bulbs.
You can also buy second hand furniture like carpets and curtains. This will save raw materials and energy.
If you are planning to buy timber products such as flooring or furniture, try to check if they are from a sustainable source.
If you are hiring a removal company, it is best to use recycled boxes and consider passing these boxes to someone who might be moving. You can also ask your moving company if they will collect and recycle your boxes.