Green your home

Merton Council has recently launched a new guide to making your home a greener, healthier and warmer place to live, covering all aspects of building, improving and decorating your home in an environmentally friendly way.

‘Greening your home’ aims to inform home-owners of ways to save energy and money, reduce waste, organise the space, choose environmentally sound materials and generally live in harmony with nature. The booklet offers advice on a range of issues, from installing solar energy systems in your home to organic gardening, and has a contact list of green builders, architects and other professionals ready and willing to transform your home.

Merton Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Planning, Councillor Russell Makin said, “If you are thinking of making changes to your home, it is vital to consider the environment. The ‘Greening your Home’ publication provides useful tips on how to make the most of your home in the most eco-friendly way.”

Copies of ‘Greening your home’ are available from Merton Link in Merton Civic Centre and local libraries. Alternatively you can request a copy by contacting Phil Ryder on 020 8545 3074.