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Living in halls you’re probably rushed off your feet attending lectures, making new friends and avoiding some of the friends you accidentally made in freshers week! To make your life easy we’ve boiled down the complex world of energy saving into four simple tips.

Switch Off Lights and Appliances

As you have made it to university hopefully this tip will not come as a shock! While most people are already pretty good at switching lights and gadgets off it’s always worth a reminder. If you need some inspiration, check out our cat hero Norman below – just don’t break the lamps!

Put a Lid on it

Putting a lid on your saucepan reduces the amount of energy required to cook your food by up to 90% AND cooks your food quicker. Double-win! Check out the Eco-Power Ranger demonstrating his lightning fast morning routine whilst saving energy.

Don’t overfill the kettle

There are some times in life when you just need a cup of tea. Don’t waste your time by overfilling the kettle with more water than you need. As the guys below know, 200ml is plenty of water for a single cuppa and it’ll boil in no time. You can use the time you’ve saved to start that reading you’ve been putting off. Or more realistically to browse Facebook aimlessly!  


Put a Layer On, Not the Heating

When things get chilly, instead of turning up your radiator just put on a jumper or a nice jacket like the suave gentlemen to the right. A jumper adds a whopping 3 degrees of warmth to your body and often makes you look even more stylish (caution: this does not apply to Christmas jumpers). Alternatively you can use body heat to stay warm like in the video below.

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