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How sustainable are you?


This year, July 28 is World Nature Conservation Day 2022.

World Nature Conservation Day is an annual global event which is held every year on July 28. Its message is a simple one: because human activities during the last century have devastated our natural resources, environment and wildlife, we each need to do everything we can to battle climate change, save our animals and plants from the threat of extinction, and create a stable and healthy society.

World Nature Conservation Day highlights our individual responsibility to preserve our environment for future generations and leave a healthy planet for those who come after us to enjoy.

But that’s enough of the preaching!

Did you know that East Anglia, where Oliver Lamps is based, is at the forefront of the UK’s fight to end global warming?

That’s right, many of the world’s leading climate change scientists are working right here on our doorstep, at the University of East Anglia, and one of their most recent findings is that ‘limiting global warming by just 1.5 degrees C could reduce risks to humans by up to 85%’.

You can read it all here if you want to learn more about it.

Okay, so reducing global warming by 1.5 degrees C is obviously easier said than done, but you can do your bit to achieve it, and it’s not as difficult as you might think.

All you’ve got to do is stick by the 3 R’s (Reduce, Reduce, and Recycle) in your everyday life.

  • Upgrade your expensive and inefficient, energy-guzzling incandescent bulbs to planet and wallet-friendly LED!
  • Reduce your reliance on the national grid and fossil fuels by converting to cleaner, cheaper, and more sustainable forms of energy, like electric vehicles (EV) and solar power. Want to know how? All you’ve got to do is give us a call or drop into our showroom at 26/28 Oak Street, Fakenham, to find out more! For example, at Oliver Lamps, we can help you with all your electric car charging needs, including fully warranted approved installation and unbeatable finance options. And, as far as solar power is concerned, we’re working with the best solar innovators in the business. If you’ve never seriously considered solar energy or thought about it and then decided it was too technical or expensive for you, this is the time to think again! With petrol and energy prices going through the roof and no sign of an end in sight, our expert teams and business partners have never been so busy. Don’t get left behind or wait too long and find yourself at the back of the queue; talk to us today and discover all the great options and deals we’ve got available!
  • Turn off lights when you’re not using them, and power down all your computers and other electrical appliances at the end of the day (unless it’s necessary to keep them on standby.)
  • Be mindful of the amount of water you’re consuming and reduce your water use wherever possible.
  • Cut down on plastic waste, recycle your packaging, and buy products and packaging made from sustainable or biodegradable materials as much as possible. Enjoy a sneaky takeaway now and again? Please buy it from a vendor who uses sustainable takeout packaging. Look forward to a quick hit of java to supercharge your morning? Why not take your own reusable cup to the coffee shop to fill up? A lot of them will reward you when you do!

Don’t forget that we can help you with your recycling too! If you ever throw out any of your old light bulbs – even the ones that no longer work – bring them into our showroom at 26/28 Oak Street, Fakenham, and we’ll recycle them for you.

Still think this all sounds like a lot of hard work, considering the future is so far away? (Even though it isn’t, the crazy heatwave we’ve been experiencing this month proves that!)

Well, if you live where we are in Norfolk or Suffolk, all you’ve got to do – yet again! – is look locally to see living proof of why energy conservation and world nature conservation are so worth it.

For example, how beautiful is this rare addax calf recently born at Africa Alive?

Or this even more recent arrival of another critically endangered species?

And, just to remember that Christmas miracles do happen…

All these species, and hundreds of thousands more, are close to extinction in other parts of our planet, but here, in wonderful East Anglia, they’re being given the opportunity to survive and thrive.

Oh, and just in case you think that Africa Alive is the only place where this important work is happening, it isn’t. Call us biased, but our region is home to some of the most incredible nature and wildlife in the UK, from the butterflies fluttering around The Broads to the gorgeous grey seals on Horsey beach to the four different species of deer you might be lucky enough to glimpse roaming through Thetford Forest… and so much more!

The bottom line is that this is an amazing world, and if you’re local to Oliver Lamps, you’re lucky enough to live in one of the most stunning parts of it. Why not join us in our mission to keep it that way?

If you want to find out more about Oliver Lamps’ LED, EV, or solar, but can’t visit our showroom in person, give us a call on 01328 855028 or email [email protected]. Our friendly team will always be delighted to help!

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