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Published September 21, 2017

Ask a neighbour for help

When did you last talk to your neighbour? Neighbours can provide help and practical tips if you just ask them. Good and sustainable ideas about things like solar energy spread effectively when talking face to face, and a quick encounter can trigger a chain of positive events that touches many people.

Savings: Good tips are valuable, regardless of whether they concern installing a heat pump, arranging shared rides or building a home garden.

Remember this: Not everyone has neighbours and sometimes it can be difficult to approach them if your neighbourhood doesn’t have a tradition of chatting with each other.

Reducing your carbon footprint: If the desire to install solar panels, for example, increases after neighbours start talking more with each other, this could reduce the neighbourhood’s carbon footprint by 6% per year.

 

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