Greener livingLast updated: 27 February 2014 11:19 UK
Living sustainably or 'greener living' is one of the most important things this generation can do to help tackle climate change and reduce our carbon emissions. Everyone needs to get involved.
Discover why we all need to work together on this global issue, what actions you can take personally and the benefits from making changes to how you live in your home, what you buy and eat and how you travel.
At home - we can all improve our homes to save energy and money. You can read the report explaining the energy conservation measures Portsmouth City Council is considering for residential accommodation.
- Find out how much heat your home is losing with our Portsmouth thermal map
Travel - there are many different travel options in Portsmouth, which could save you time and money, reduce local traffic congestion and carbon emissions and promote an active lifestyle. Consult My Journey Portsmouth to explore greener travel options, such as cycling, using public transport or going on foot. Walking more often, including taking children to school, is the healthiest, cheapest and greenest option.
Other alternatives are:
next time you buy a car, think about fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly car options
avoid flights, especially long haul, and consider holidaying in the UK. If you do travel abroad try to offset your carbon emissions.
Climate change - the way we live is having a serious impact on the climate worldwide. There is more information below on the local effect of climate change, and how the council is preparing for climate change events. Read more about climate change in the UK as a whole on the Met Office Change Centre.
Businesses might like the free programme to mitigate the effects of climate change on their business offered by UK Climate Impact.
SustainabilitySustainability in Portsmouth
Portsmouth Sustainability Action Group
Climate changeHow climate change affects Portsmouth
Climate change - Portsmouth's priorities
Portsmouth preparations for climate change
Carbon management & energy conservation reportsHome Energy Conservation Act (HECA) report 2013
Council carbon footprint reduction reports