Thursday, August 28, 2003

This will keep me busy: 50 things to do instead of shopping.

The University of East Anglia School of Environmental Sciences is working with the community to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 60% in 25 years (twice as fast as the government target) and this is why it is important:

We are all responsible for the 500 million tonnes of CO2 the UK puts into the atmosphere every year.
These emissions include those from the generation of the electricity we use, the transport we rely on, the heating and hot water we need for our comfort.
But hidden from our view are the CO2 emissions associated with the things we make, the things we buy, the food we eat and the things we throw away.
On average all of these activities add up to 9 tonnes of CO2 every year for each man, women and child.

The team suggest simple things we can all do - like unplugging our phone charger when it is not in use.

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