It’s quite hard to get your head around which of our actions create the largest CO2 emissions. Also how much do we need to reduce to keep temperatures from rising by more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels?
Ian Smith’s talk on Household Sustainability at Nico’s Kitchen last Saturday provided some answers. Many thanks to Nico’s Kitchen for hosting.
The talk, which you can download below, encouraged us all to consider our personal contribution to global carbon emissions.
Did you know that travelling on a cruise creates more CO2 than flying in a plane?*
Also, turning your thermostat down by 1°C could save 8-10% on your heating consumption?*
However, we all need to make big changes to our lifestyles to reach the ideal target of 2 tonnes of CO2 a year!
*Statistics above and in the presentation come from Carbon Conversations.
We’d really like to hold some Carbon Conversations for local residents. Please get in touch if you are interested in getting involved.