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Instead of the usual 'go to the gym more', or 'cut out the booze', green energy uk urges people to green-up their New Year's resolutions

As the year draws to a close and Big Ben strikes twelve, many will be thinking about what positive changes they want to make for 2013.

Instead of the usual 'go to the gym more', or 'cut out the booze', business electricity provider green energy uk urges people to green-up their New Year's resolutions to become even more environmentally friendly.

There are numerous ways in which people can use the generic New Year's resolution to go green, both big and small, said green energy uk in a statement.

How about ditching that drive to the nearby supermarket for a walk or bike ride is one, or even boiling just the right amount of water for that much-needed morning cuppa. When loading the washing machine, filling it to capacity will reduce the energy used and help save a pretty penny too. They all help make a difference, and what's more, they don't require a lot of effort, adds green energy.

Doug Stewart, CEO of green energy uk, said: "Hands up who's vowed to keep their New Year's resolution when the clock strikes midnight, only for it to be discarded a week later? Plenty of people make promises to do things differently, but only a few of us actually stick to them."

This year, why not green-up the traditional resolution to help make 2013 as eco-friendly as possible? You'll be surprised at how interesting it can be, so there's no excuse not to stick to it, adds Stewart.

"Even the smallest changes can make the biggest difference," explains Doug. "For example, insulating your loft to at least 10 inches can save you over £100 per year on bills - and is also handy for keeping the heat in during these bitter winter months. You can have fun exploring other ways of going green too."

So, whilst you're busy welcoming in 2013 by singing Auld Lang Syne, make sure you also have a think about how you will resolve to go green this year.

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