Welcome to LivingGreener.  If you’ve been convinced by all the recent news that we really do need to do something about climate change, species loss and pollution, but you’re not sure where to start, this might be for you.

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We are 2 people (and a dog) living in Bristol, England.  When we worked full-time life was so busy that this all seemed too much to think about, but now we’re newly retired we’ve finally got time to do the research and come up with some answers.

Our first plan was just to look at the environmental impact of our own day-to-day lives, draw up a list of changes that would make the biggest difference, and start putting them into practice, but talking to friends and neighbours we found a wealth of suggestions, questions, knowledge and experience, and people trying out their own things, so we began looking at how to share all that information.

Then we found research that shows the single biggest factor helping people stick with environment-friendly changes is if their neighbours are doing the same thing, and we thought, okay, let’s grow our neighbourhood online and potentially world-wide.  Let’s find even more people with ideas to share and let’s help one another make the changes and stick with them. That’s how LivingGreener.org came about.

We hope it will become a place where you can shop for the environment-friendly changes that are right for you.  If Amazon can make personalised wish lists for products, why don’t we make personalised change lists for the planet? Let’s try the changes, review them and improve them.  Let’s contribute our own  ideas. Let’s pull in expert advice on which changes will have the greatest value for people and planet. Working together we can develop the best ideas, and acting together we can have the biggest impact.

It’s early days, but there’s already enough on the site to make a start. We hope it might work for you.

What do you think?

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