FIRST PRIZE in our Lifestyle Spring Clean prize draw: An electric bike.  Congratulations to all our winners: Grant Sherman, Kate Hemp, Robert Bates, Barbara Martin, Deborah Trench, Ricky Creek, Anne Phoenix.

How to take part


A great first step towards raising your well being and saving CO2 is to find out your footprint today.  You then get the feel-good factor of seeing your progress.

Getting Carbon Savvy…  

For future events and courses, see our events page.

Also, have a look at our short articles on how to reduce your carbon footprint in different lifestyle areas.

If you have done your footprint before,  you can take it again and see your progress!

More eco prizes to win…

House retrofit survey and report from 361 Community Energy

Improve the energy efficiency of your home! Service worth £250.00.

“Carbon Savvy Gardening” Consultation with Pete Yeo

Advice and guidance on low carbon methods of gardening, including a consultation and a report.

Carbon City Zero: World Edition-  from Possible

An exciting climate action game!

Vegan Street Food Course

An online cookery course from the Vegetarian Society.

Carbon Savvy Easy Courses

How to make reducing your carbon footprint fun and fulfilling. 2 online courses to choose from.

Organic Vegetable Box from Marshford Organics

A large veg box delivered to their catchment area in North Devon.

Scroll down for full details of prizes

Easy actions to save CO2

FOOD: Cook a vegetarian meal

TRAVEL: Go for a bicycle ride

ENERGY SAVING: Switch to a renewable energy supplier

KEEPING WARM: Book an online energy-saving or insulation survey

FOOD SHOPPING: Buy some food from a local organic shop

GOODS SHOPPING: Research a long-lasting version of the next appliance you will need to replace

HOLIDAYS: Plan your dream UK holiday in 100 words

Take a photo of your action, receipt or booking

Prize draw closed 21st March 2021

Join Us

Thank you everyone who participated and for all the brilliant pictures you shared. The lucky winners were: Grant Sherman, Kate Hemp, Robert Bates, Barbara Martin, Deborah Trench, Ricky Creek, Anne Phoenix.

North Devon, Torridge, West Devon and South Hams Councils are working with Carbon Savvy to bring you this programme.

Lifestyle Spring Clean Week is brought to you in collaboration with

a huge thanks to our prize givers…

Win an Electric Bike

Specialized Vado 3 electric Bike, worth £2400– donated by Carbon Savvy & The Bike Shed

The perfect prize if you characterize your life as on-the-go and busy. With award-winning pedal-assist technology and integrated Specialized 1.2 E motor, the Turbo Vado proves itself as the ultimate, great for commuting and leisure, taking you that bit further.

The Bike Shed is also offering £100 vouchers to all competition entrants to be exchanged in any of their three stores when buying an electric bike. Valid for 2021. (Prize is Devon wide)

House retrofit survey and report

361 Community Energy, based in North Devon are offering the chance for one lucky winner to have a retrofit survey of their house. The survey will focus on ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home & you’ll be presented with a report that can act as your road map to a zero-carbon home. The service is worth £250 and is a great first step towards a more sustainable home.

The prize offered is for conventional construction dwellings only. If your property is in a higher risk category then a more in depth assessment is required under current standards. This can be provided but additional costs will be applicable. (Prize is Devon wide)

“Carbon Savvy Gardening” Consultation

Pete Yeo, reconciliation ecologist and nature connection guide, offers this prize, a true gift for people who would like to know more about the plants in their garden or surrounding countryside. He can also assist those looking for low-impact ways of gardening. Whether you have acres of land or just a window box, Pete Yeo can offer advice and guidance on low carbon methods of gardening. The prize includes a 1-hour consultation and a summary report detailing the solutions discussed during the consultation. The consultation must be booked within 3 months of winning. (Prize is Devon wide)

Carbon City Zero: World Edition – 2 games to give away

A climate action game, created by Possible. This edition is a collaborative deck-building game for 1-4 people (aged 8+), in which players develop a sustainable city by greening transport, transforming industries, getting citizens on board, and showing world leaders how it’s done. Two games to give away. (Prize is UK wide)

Vegan Street Food Course

An online cookery course from The Vegetarian Society. During the course, you’ll learn how to make recipes such as loaded mac & cheese, southern fried ‘chicken’, pulled bbq jackfruit kebab, and delicious vegan donuts. For more information about the course click here (Prize is UK wide)

Carbon Savvy Easy Courses

These can be taken live or downloaded afterwards for viewing anytime. Choose from Quality of Life the Carbon Savvy way – How to increase the satisfaction levels from your lifestyle in an eco-friendly way. Easy Carbon Cutting – How to cut your footprint by 10% in one year and what benefits this will offer you, your community and your environment. Carbon Ambassadors Course – An overview of carbon foot-printing and reductions including the global picture and the local opportunities, for decision-makers and communicators. Two courses to give away (Prize is UK wide)

Course value: £39.50/ £79.50

Local and Organic food box.

Marshford Organic Foods, a family run business near Bideford.

Offers one box of delicious organic vegetables, to inspire your cooking.  Prize is for N. Devon residents only.

The Net Zero Heroes Project

In collaboration with Carbon Savvy’s Lifestyle Spring Clean, we see the launch of this new programme, empowering children and their families to go on a net zero journey of discovery, helping to Save Energy, Save Money and Save the Planet!  Net Zero Heroes step this way!

Primary Schools across the South Hams are learning about the small and fun changes we can all make at home, to reduce our carbon footprint and become a Net Zero Hero.

Over three months families will measure and reduce their carbon footprint, and the community with the greatest carbon saving will win a fantastic prize for their primary school – outdoor learning equipment. Visit to start your journey today, or email to find out more.

Happy to sponsor Carbon Savvy

Every day we help owners of period and listed properties make their homes warmer and greener. We’ve insulated 650 homes, saving 13,000 tonnes CO2 and helped our customers save up to 50% on their heating bills.   Read more about how we do this here: Keeping Warm