The Green Doctor

Leicester homeowners have found help in their quest to lead a cheaper, more environmentally friendly life. The Green Doctor, a project set up by the charity, Groundwork Leicester & Leicestershire, is a green man with a van’ who visits homes, assesses their energy efficiency levels and offers advice on how improve-ments could be made.

The Green Doctor has been operating for three years, visiting over 700 homes and saving an estimated 408 tonnes of carbon dioxide in emissions. The advice the doctor gives to his patients’ about their houses is supplemented by free energy saving lightbulbs and bags to reduce water used by lavatory cisterns. The scheme promotes environmentally conscious living and helps to reduce the heat poverty’ of Leicester’s lowest paid residents.

In a bid to publicise the benefit of the Green Doctor, Groundwork has recently published a review and a DVD, which evaluates the project’s aims and all its achievements. “We would love to see Green Doctors visiting households all over country, so we’re sending this report out nationwide. We want to inspire others to use this very unique and incredibly effective approach to getting the UK’s homes warm and energy efficient,” said Tim Hudson, project manager.

Contact: Groundwork Leicester
and Leicestershire, Western Park,
Leicester, LE3 6HX
Tel: +44 (0)116 222 0222
Website: www.gwll.org.uk
The Green Doctor on a call out’
Photo: © Groundwork Leicester
and Leicestershire/ThinKing Media

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