One new initiative we are focusing on is how to make Aynho as ‘green’ as possible, which we are calling 'Aynho Eco'. The ambition is to improve biodiversity in the village and finding ways to help residents who would like to be more eco-friendly.
The first and easiest way to get started is to encourage residents to review and maybe switch energy provider to a ‘green’ energy supplier. The benefits, according to moneysavingexpert.com are:
- The key benefit is that it ups the overall demand for energy generated from renewable sources. The more demand there is, the more energy generators will invest in things like solar and wind farms.
- This, in turn, reduces reliance on fossil fuels, which produce harmful greenhouse gas emissions. On the other hand, renewable energy produces very little harmful emissions.
- Cost is another benefit as it's now cheap. In recent years, the price of green energy has plummeted, meaning you can still go green and save over £300/yr.
Studies have shown that if everyone in a village, like Aynho, does this then the overall carbon footprint of the village can be reduced by 20%. An easy (first) win, so do please see if this would work for your household.
We've got lots of other ideas which we're just starting to examine and will keep the village up-to date as we develop initiatives.
And, we'd love to hear your ideas! What would you do to improve the 'green footprint' of the village?
To make all this happen we really need YOU (residents of Aynho) to get involved! Would you willing to get involved to make an idea happen?
Let us know by emailing your ideas and to volunteer (click here).