Green Tip # 3 Insulate Yourself

Year on year our Homes are getting warmer and warmer.  The result is (apart from dry skin) massive impacts on the Environment.  Households are responsible for 27% of CO2 emissions in the UK (Environmental Change Institute, 2005) and heating is the main culprit.

Instead of heating the space around us we should work on our personal insulation.

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I’ve video transcribed this below for those who prefer to get it that way.

Hi I am the Quiet-Environmentalist and this is Green Tip number….Three: How to keep your house warm or more importantly how to keep yourself warm.

So let’s take a look at my lovely new flat.  Can you see that?  It’s now winter and we have 14 Degrees [Celcius] in this flat.  14 degrees for Americans is 60  [Fahrenheit].  So 14 degrees pretty chilly, pretty chilly.  But I think I have made it quite nice and warm.

Tip number one lovely red socks. Thick. Beautiful.  And then tuck them [so that] you capture the heat.

Another thing is of course like with a house [you need] insulation. So the insulation here is quite good because it is 60’s.  But of course you can also insulate yourself with layers.  So I am wearing four layers.  Get up to about eight in the evening. Yeah it gets pretty cold.

When you have got cold floors.  Like I have because it is tiles.  Put some nice bamboo mats down.

So let’s take another look in the flat at another couple of things.

Sorry about the mess. Hmm.

So the Sun is shining in Munich like it has been for 14 days…well actually about 40 days, but as you can see got some sunshine coming in here.  Nice bit of radiation.  And then of course when it is dusk shut these beauties.  Double Insulated…Thanks Grandma.  And you can keep the heat in.  So draw curtains at night.

So that is one thing where I am failing here.  No curtains there; but I am getting them for Christmas.

So that is green tip number [three].  Just a few things to keep your flat warm or keep yourself warm.

Yeah Thanks bye.

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