PEOPLE should wear jumpers, use blankets, play board games and walk more to save on energy bills this winter, a Federal Government website says.
But the suggestions are “very condescending” and overlook the cost of living struggles of many Victorian families, organisations that help the vulnerable say.
The Living Greener website tells people that choosing jumpers and blankets over heating, board games over video games, and walking and cycling over driving “can make a difference to how much winter’s bite will hurt your wallet”.
It also suggests drawing up shopping lists will prevent food being wasted.
Having fun “unplugged”, such as playing board games instead of the Xbox, will also save on bills.