Get involved this Energy Saving Week
With climate change and energy wastage constantly in the headlines, it’s important that you do your bit to help the planet – no matter how small. And by simply leaving your car at home and taking the train, you can begin reducing your carbon footprint – and save yourself time and money.
Energy Saving Week begun on Monday and runs to Sunday 25th October. This year's theme encouraging Brits to stop wasting their time, money and, most of all, energy
Each day has been assigned a mini-theme:
* Monday: Wasteful behavior & Launch day
* Tuesday: Warmer homes day (Insulation)
You may also want to watch:
* Wednesday: Smarter driving day (Transport)
* Thursday: Switch off/turn down/turn off day
- 1 Arrest after girl, 14, found with facial injuries in Dagenham
- 2 16-year-old boy stabbed in Dagenham
- 3 Company fined £3k after supermarket in Dagenham sold booze to minor
- 4 How Dagenham are you? Take our quiz to find out.
- 5 Government 'never gave support' for Beam Park station, minister says
- 6 Road and rail disruptions to expect in east London this week
- 7 Primary pupils share Black History Month learning with mayor
- 8 Barking and Dagenham to develop planning app in new digital tools pilot
- 9 Three shops 'fail test purchases' after joining safe knife selling scheme
- 10 Residents and traders react to proposed A13 tunnel in Dagenham
* Friday: Buy better day
Fuel Consumption is one of the biggest drains on both our planet and our pocket, which is why more people are looking for alternative forms of transport. Rail travel is one of the most energy efficient ways to travel, with some trains emitting 76% less CO2 than the same trip by car or plane
With climate change and energy wastage currently in the headlines, it's important that we all do our bit to help the planet - no matter how small. And by simply leaving your car at home and taking the train, you can begin reducing your carbon footprint - and save yourself time and money.