Cahoot finds credit crunch is helping us go green
Published: 13 February 2009 By MoneyhighStreet Staff Leave a Comment
According to research by Cahoot, part of Abbey and Santander Group, Brits are trying to beat the credit crunch by cutting costs and as a result are starting to live greener lives.
It seems nearly 75% of us are turning off electrical items to save energy and around 60% are turning down heating and putting on extra layers instead to keep warm. Yes, even in these icey conditions!
Using energy efficient lightbulbs is also high on the agenda with 60% saying they are switching to use them.
Mathew Timms of Cahoot said ‘The credit crunch has put money saving at the front of everyone’s minds. So it’s great to see that the simple sacrifices people are making are at least helping us to live greener as a result.’
He added ‘With no statements or branches and with 24 hour online email access cahoot is very much a ‘green’ bank.’
Apparently some 43% are trying to cut water and heating bills by having showers instead of baths.
If sticking to a bath then you might like to know that one in ten of us are sharing baths with family members. Perhaps something to consider with Valentines day coming up?