Archive for June, 2010

Get on your bike!

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Huddersfield based Energy Saving Trust encourages you to “Get on your bike!”

As part of bike week (19th – 27th June), 4 Energy Saving Trust advice centres across the north of England are teaming up to complete the Trans Pennine trail from coast to coast. Starting in Southport on Wednesday 23rd June, members of staff from the advice centres will be cycling in relay past Liverpool, Manchester, through Rotherham and Doncaster then on through Selby and Hull. Between them they will cover nearly 200 miles in total!

The Energy Saving Trust is committed to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions by helping people to use energy more efficiently, conserve water, reduce waste and make renewable energy sources more accessible. The Trust also helps people choose greener ways to travel at home and at work.

 Offering advice on sustainable travel options, your local advice centre can help you to set up cycle to work schemes, locate walking and cycling routes in your area, and assist you with access to public transport in your region. As such, EST are keen to promote both the environmental and health benefits of cycling during bike week 2010 whilst highlighting the Trans Pennine trail as an important route providing access across the North of England for walkers and cyclists alike.


The Energy Saving Trust advice centre for South and West Yorkshire will be completing their leg of the journey to raise funds for National Energy Action; a charity dedicated to tackling the heating and insulation problems of low income households, helping the most poor or vulnerable and eradicating fuel poverty. Starting in Penistone, cyclists from the Huddersfield based advice centre will cover 40 miles arriving in Braithwaite to pass the baton on to colleagues in North Yorkshire and the Humber.

 If you would like to donate to this worthy cause, your contribution would be most gratefully received. Please visit the ‘Where I live’ pages of to make your donation. For information on how the Energy Saving Trust can help you stop wasting energy and money call 0800 512 012 or visit

We use water every day without thinking about it.

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

On average each person in the UK currently uses about 150 litres of water every day and much of this is wasted.

Around 30% of the average household gas bill is spent on heating water and your energy bills could be even higher if you use an electric immersion heater. By saving water you’ll be saving energy, reducing your home’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and helping to fight climate change.

Find out how you can start to save water and energy by speaking to advisors form the Energy Saving Trust at the Leeds Waterfront festival on the 18th July.

The Energy Saving Trust will also be providing information on a wide range of energy saving measures and sustainable transport and will be running a free prize draw to win some exciting energy saving gadgets!*

to find out more about the Energy Saving Trust advice centre for South and West Yorkshire call their free phone advice line on 0800 512 012 or visit

* Prize draw applies to South and West Yorkshire regions. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any point.