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How sustainable are you?

How sustainable are you?

A couple of weeks ago, it was Earth Day – a time to think about how sustainable we all are.

With everything else that’s going on in the news, you’d be forgiven for missing it, which is why we wanted to take a few moments to talk about it today.


Earth Day isn’t some trendy new ‘Let’s Jump on the Save the Planet’ bandwagon idea. 22nd April 2022 was Earth Day’s 52nd anniversary.

That’s more than half a century’s worth of Earth Days. Incredible, isn’t it?

Most people think issues like global warming, pollution, melting icecaps and shrinking habitats are subjects that only started appearing in headlines over the last twenty or so years, but scientists and environmentalists have been warning us about the irreversible damage our consumption of fossil fuels is doing to the Earth since April 22 1970.

What is Earth Day?

Every year on 22 April, over 1 billion people across more than 190 countries take action to raise awareness of the climate crisis and everything else we should be doing to keep our world clean, safe, and healthy for future generations. It’s a truly international day that’s solely devoted to our planet, promoting sustainability and conservation, and drawing attention to how we must stop and reverse all the damage we’re doing to our environment.

If you’re a regular customer or reader, you’ll know that encouraging sustainability, saving energy, and doing everything we can to minimise our global footprint are very important to all of us here at Oliver Lamps.

It’s why we’ve expanded our energy-efficiency offerings from LED to EV to Solar power and beyond because we want to make conserving, recycling, and using energy more efficiently as easy as possible for everybody.

We believe that one of the biggest obstacles preventing us all from doing our best to save the planet is that there’s just too much going on in our busy lives to think about it.

For example, when it comes to something that should be as simple as recycling your household waste and dividing what’s recyclable and what’s not between your different household bins… are you honestly doing it as carefully as you should?

Don’t feel guilty if you aren’t. Hardly anyone does, even though most of us want to.

Except life gets in the way. Like when you leave the lights on in an empty room or keep an electrical appliance on energy-guzzling standby because you’re already onto the next task, and it doesn’t even occur to you to flip the switch or press the ‘power off’ button.

But if you did, you’d be helping to conserve the Earth’s valuable resources, reduce toxic greenhouse gas emissions, and shave at least £120 a year off your energy bill. According to experts, you could save as much as £500 a year if you used all your lights and appliances more efficiently. And that doesn’t even factor in the incredible good you’d be doing for our environment.

That’s why Oliver Lamps wants to help you take all that hard sustainable work off your shoulders by becoming your go-to one-stop energy efficiency shop.

So you can cut your bills, make your life easier, and do your bit to save the planet every single day without even having to stop and think about it.

Our friendly team will always give you the very best advice on everything you need to do to reduce your bills and follow a more sustainable, energy-efficient lifestyle. Up to now, you may have thought you’re doing as much as you can to save energy and lower costs, but we bet we’ve got plenty of suggestions up our sleeve you haven’t thought about.

Not just suggestions but practical sustainable solutions you can take home and start using instantly, from a simple energy-saving LED bulb to the latest lighting and home security Smart tech. Or you could book a chat with our brilliant installation experts and find out how installing an EV charger on your premises won’t just save you money and save the planet; it could make you money too! Or what about harnessing the power of solar? Think again if you’ve never thought about installing solar because it feels too complicated and expensive. We’ve partnered with some of the UK and Europe’s leading recyclable energy innovators with the sole aim of making all this exciting technology more accessible and affordable for you. We’re going to tell you more about that in our next blog.

In the meantime, why not pop into our showroom at 26/28 Oak Street, Fakenham, call us on 01328 855028, or email [email protected] to find out more? We’re looking forward to helping you make your world a cheaper, brighter, and more planet-friendly place!

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