Climate change facts: On Average each person in the UK emits 10.25 tonnes of CO2 per annum

Tuesday 26 September 2017

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Climate Information & Facts

One tree inhales 25 pounds of CO2 per year and provides enough oxygen for four people.

An acre of trees can remove around 13 tonnes per annum of dusts, gases and pollutants from the atmosphere.

An 80 foot high beech tree can remove the daily CO2 produced by two families.

Trees clean the air by trapping dust and pollution particles on their leaves and they cool the atmosphere down.

Rain forests generate 40% of the world's oxygen.

9 out of every 10 disasters are now climate related.

Did you know that the average web-server produces the same emissions as a 15 mpg SUV?

Being Green...Tips for the individual

In the home

Only boil the water you need, or even better buy a green kettle.

Change all your light bulbs to low energy ones.

Switch it off! When are you next going to use it?

Turn it down. Turn your thermostat down by 1o and save 10% off your heating bill.

Insulate your lofts and cavity walls, (its cheap to do at the moment).

Block those drafts.

Drive Smart

Buy a fuel efficient car, de clutter the boot, don’t over rev or stop and start, don’t sit and idle turn it off. How about car sharing?

Shop Smart

Do you need it, if yes is it energy efficient, what to do with the old one, size isn’t everything, less is more. Why not repair and as a last resort recycle.

Act Smart

Reduce your carbon foot print wherever you can, and where you can not reduce any more, offset by planting trees in the UK with Alliance CO2.

Source Act on CO2

Being Green...tips for companies

Have a green office, bring the good practice from your home to work.

Do you need the air conditioning on, do you need it all?

Manage the buildings utilities, use time switches, presence detectors.

Proper shut down, ensure all plant and computers are off at the end of the day or shift.

Modernise building fabric and insulate where possible.

Consider CHP (Combined Heat and Power) this does not work for all sites, but may be worth exploring further.

Meter Monitor and Target energy use.

Review your heating, it could be using as much as 60% of your energy and consider heat recovery.

Lighting, have you change those bulbs, if not you could be using up to 40% of your energy on lighting. Have you thought about occupancy and daylight sensors?

Are you using too much refrigeration?

Source Carbon Trust

 

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