- Greenhouse emissions from burning fossil fuels such as gas, coal and oil.
- Industrial pollution.
- Deforestation - creating about 6 billion tons of CO2 per year (trees absorb CO2 pollution).
- And an increase in world population means more food, more energy and a heavy demand to transport – all adding to more Greenhouse gases.
ENERGY USE: install solar power/ hot water, Insulate hot water pipes, Use cold water for washing, Change to a renewable energy retailer
FOOD: Buy locally produced food or grow your own, Reduce food waste (compost), Reduce meat consumption, Use products with less packaging
REDUCE WATER USE: Embrace to bucket flush, Don’t pre rinse your dishes, Load your dishwasher properly, Fix leaky sinks and running toilets and Turn off the tap.
ENJOY SIMPLE LIVING: Buy less, Give to charities, Buy gifts from charities
SUPPORT POLICIES THAT: Address the global population explosion, Curb unsustainable economic growth and create sustainable employment
REDUCE DEFORESTATION: Recycle paper and cardboard, Plant Trees
TRAVELLING: Use public transport, Combine journeys/ carpool, Walk or use a bicycle, Keep car engine tuned, Work from home, Holiday closer to home, Minimize the load in your vehicle, Consider buying a small car or hybrid