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8 ways to make your home greener

While repeated and dire warnings from climate scientists may be hard to stomach, now more than ever, it's time to think about the positive changes we can make to protect our planet and join the fight against climate change

The government certainly needs to get its act together when it comes to the environment, but what we do in our everyday lives can be part of a big change,' Emi Murphy, climate change campaigner at Friends of the Earth, tells House Beautiful UK. 'A great place to start is your home. It’s where we spend a lot of our time so, by making changes to things like your water and energy usage, you can start to make a big impact.'

Here are a list of changes you can make to your home that will have the biggest positive impact on the planet; in terms of saving energy and cutting emissions. And even if you're not a homeowner, 'don’t be put off because you’re renting', says Emi. 'There’s still stuff you can do to make your home greener, and your landlord can be obliged to help.'

Follow this guide to making your home greener.