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Going Green Can Save You Money And Be Interesting

28th May 2008

Taking time out to enjoy your local environment might make you and the planet
feel that little bit better this Summer, says the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

Avoid the traffic jams, take a walk. No matter where you live, you are never far from something beautiful or interesting to experience in Scotland. It could be a city park, a local museum or peaceful countryside, but so much more relaxing if you don't have a stressful drive.

Get gardening. Whether you've a window box or a woodland, this is the perfect time to get out and active. If you've a family, make it fun and get your kids involved with growing something themselves, maybe even some organic veg for munching later in the year.

Go for the ultimate on low food miles by starting to grow your own veg, Summer could be the perfect time to lower your carbon emissions and your stress levels.

There are many more hints & tips for becoming greener, and we'd encourage you to try some out in 2008. Visit SEPA's website to find out more:
http://www.sepa.org.uk/green/guidance.htm
www.sepa.org.uk/green/guidance.htm

Don't forget the Scottish Government's 10 Steps to a Greener Scotland campaign. Click this link and make your pledges today:
http://www.itsourfuture.co.uk/
www.itsourfuture.co.uk

Use Scottish Natural Heritage's (SNH) free online information service 'What's in my backyard' (WIMBY) to find out more about natural heritage near you and across Scotland. WIMBY allows you to search using a place name, postcode or grid reference. http://www.snhwimby.org.uk
www.snhwimby.org.uk

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