We spend much of our lives in our homes, where our use of energy can make a big difference to the environment. In fact, our homes account for over half the UK’s total emissions of carbon dioxide through the burning of fossil fuels (gas, coal and oil) and the use of electricity generated from fossil fuels. In Mendip, there are over 47,000 homes, and the way we heat them and use energy and water, the way we build and improve them, and the way we deal with waste can make a huge difference. Use the menu on the left for advice and local information on these topics.