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Green living

The state of our waters has a massive impact on the birds and wildlife that rely on wetlands and coasts. The waste we produce - and what we do with it - affects the wild spaces around us, and the energy we use has far-reaching effects on the environment. 

We're taking action to tackle these threats to birds, wildlife and the environment. 

In these pages, we tell you more about the stories behind energy and water use and waste management - and how you can do your bit to live that little bit greener.

What can I do?

There are dozens of little changes you can make to your lifestyle that will add up to make a real difference to help wildlife and the environment. We've put together some simple and easy hints and tips on how you can live a greener lifestyle. More...

What can I do?

Did you know?

A third of water used in the home goes down the toilet; a regular house loses over 40% of its heat through loft spaces and walls; Britain throws away about £20 billion worth of unused food every year... and more frightening facts. More...

Did you know?

Why save energy?

Modern life demands energy - and lots of it. But much of what we use is wasted, creating higher bills for us and releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, causing climate change. Find out how you can help the environment - and save money. More...

Why save energy?

Why save water?

Using less water in our homes, gardens and at work is a big part of easing the pressure on our wetlands and rivers. By cutting out waste, we can all help to keep water in our rivers and wetlands - not dripping wastefully away. More...

Why save water?

Why tackle waste?

The UK produces enough waste to fill the Albert Hall every two hours. How many of us think about it? The waste problem in the UK is largely unseen – out of sight, out of mind in landfills. More...

Why tackle waste?

RSPB action!

Find out what we're doing in our offices, visitor centres and reserves to reduce, reuse and recycle. More...

RSPB action!