Recycling and reuse
At Roussillon Park we encourage as much recycling of our waste products as possible. Our full recycling system can be seen here on the Refuse & Recycling Page, but there are further things that you can do to minimise landfill waste.
It may seem to always be raining, but the local water reserves are always looking for better and more widespread ways to save the water that we do have.
The Energy Saving Trust have some good tips on the best ways to help reduce water usage.
Lighting accounts for a large proportion of a household's energy bill, but taking a few simple steps within your home, will help save both energy and money.
At Roussillon Park, we encourage the use of bicycles and walking wherever possible. Cars are less efficient when making a large amount of shorter journeys, so it may be more cost efficient to walk or cycle for short distances.
Public transport around Roussillon Park is frequent and reliable, with a good network of local buses and direct routes into the town centre from right outside your door.
Chichester is also well connected with two busy train stations. Why not take the Train instead of driving?
A third of your household’s energy bills come from electrical appliances, with entertainment and kitchen items being the most power-hungry. Some simple tips for keeping your energy usage and your bills down:
If you are buying a new TV, the bigger the screen, the more energy it will consume, so maybe bigger is not always better!
There is so much great local food in Chichester and you don’t have to go very far to get it.
Regular farmers' markets are held locally and details of dates and locations can be found here on the Chichester Districts Farmers' Market webpage. There are also some great seasonal recipes and the history of Chichester's local produce too. Also see our local markets page for more information.
Living a more sustainable life is much more than just about the energy that we consume. Reducing your carbon footprint is about the holistic lifestyle choices and changes that we make, both individually and as a community.
The new homes at Roussillon Park are built with 'green living' at the heart of the design.
You can download our sustainability booklet below to find out more about the sustainable efforts in your community.
Extensive further reading can be found at the Energy Savings Trust website.
Green Living includes much more than energy efficiency. It is about our lifestyle - making choices that help to reduce our carbon footprint.
Living in a more sustainable way is a long term development objective for the new community at Roussillon Park.
Within this section you can find useful tips for improving your carbon footprint and maybe saving some money too.