Homes

Creating smarter lifestyles

We each spend an estimated £9,590 on running or renting a home in the UK each year. The way we live is changing too with more of us expected to be renting rather than owning a home by 2025. As living costs rise there's more need to find simple ways to make greener choices whilst making your money go further.

Flick through these tips, blogs and events for inspiration for your home that also eases pressure on the conscience.

3 things you can do today

  1. Look out for labels. If you need to buy something tech related, take a look at the energy efficiency labels and aim for A+++. This will reduce the energy you use and save you money in the long run. Here's a simple guide on the labels to look out for.
  2. Give your things a new life. Pick one thing you throw away that you don't have to, and find a way to reuse it. Batteries are a great place to start - choose rechargeable.
  3. Know your bins. Find out what's collected and what can and can't be recycled at home by popping your postcode in here.

Go a bit further - run your own campaign.

Do something today

Blog

  • Goodbye hygge, hello lagom

    In the 2016 search for a new trend many journalists alighted on 'hygge'. As the year comes to an end, journalists will be asking ‘what is next?’ Perhaps the answer is 'lagom', a Swedish word meaning just the right amount, not too much and not too little - a Goldilocks balance. Read more

  • Delivering behaviour change at scale

    Is LiveLAGOM the answer to persuading people to live more sustainably? Read how our IKEA collaboration helps people to reduce energy, reduce waste, cut water use and live healthier. Read more

  • MPs rush to support Hubbub campaign

    On the day Theresa May became Prime Minister, MPs from the Shetland Islands down to the tip of Cornwall committed to running Fuelling Connections in their constituencies. Fuelling Connections is a community-led campaign which streamlines the way support reaches households struggling to pay energy and food bills. Read more

  • Making a racket about fuel poverty

    17% of UK households struggle to pay fuel bills. It doesn't come as much of a surprise with rising energy costs overtaking dawdling wages and low income households being penalised with higher than average tariffs. Read more