Residents living in the world's first garden suburb are doing their bit for the environment by encouraging their neighbours to go green.
Bedford Park, a neighbourhood of Victorian homes based around trees and green spaces, was built on the borders of Acton and Chiswick in 1875 by cloth merchant Jonathan Carr.
The Bedford Park Society have kept this spirit alive by publishing two practical booklets showing people who live in the 460 Grade II Listed houses how to reduce their carbon footprint and keep the garden suburb green.
Peter Murray, deputy chairman of the society, which was formed in 1963 in response to threatened demolition and inappropriate developments, said: "Our main reason for doing this is the growing realisation that everybody does need to be more responsible for their carbon footprint, and people In Bedford Park need to be more careful because of the protected buildings."
In the booklet 'A Greener Bedford Park: Reducing the carbon footprint of the first garden suburb', the society suggests ways of conserving energy and water which do not damage the historic character of the area or individual homes.
Energy saving tips include the use of solar power, a switch to more efficient boiler systems and even using 'Thermafleece', a material made from sheep's wool, as insulation.
Meanwhile, in another booklet, 'Gardens and Trees in Bedford Park', local garden historian Elizabeth Griffiths explains how an original Bedford Park garden might have looked and gives suggestions for what could be planted today.
Bedford Park has long been considered a prototype for later garden cities and suburbs and owes its origins to the 1870s ideals of people including writers John Ruskin and William Morris, who encouraged the appreciation of beauty in everyday life.
Inspired by their ideals, Mr Carr bought the 24 acres of land, which is near Turnham Green tube station, believing the site was ideal for a garden suburb due to its many trees and its good connections to all parts of London.
He planned Bedford Park as a new kind of estate, with attractive houses and front gardens with wooden fences rather than iron railings, set in an informal layout which preserved as many mature trees as possible.