Pump up to cut down
Simply check and adjust your tyre pressures regularly and also before long journeys. This will also help to increase the life of your tyres. Under inflated tyres increase CO2 but over inflated tyres can be unsafe so check your car manual for the correct tyre pressure. Remember, a car with a heavier load may need different air pressure in the tyres.
Cut back on flying
An ethical flight is something of a pie a castle in the sky. Combine their high greenhouse gas emissions – per passenger, per mile – with the fact that they allow you us to travel vast distances and you have a recipe for environmental disaster.
Anyone concerned about global warming, cutting back on air travel is an obvious goal. This might mean giving up flying altogether, or it might meant taking fewer flights and making up for staying longer each time.
Short flights tend to be around 25% worse, per passenger per miele than long haul flights (because they have more empty seasts and because taking off and landing burns more fuel than cruising) but overall it is still far worse to travel longer distances.
Consider alternatives ways of travelling.
Use public transport whenever possible. Individual maintenance of car costs more than public transport.
Fill Your Kettle So Its Just Enough
Kettles love guzzling energy as much as you love drinking tea or coffee. So if you need a cup, boil a cup’s worth and no more.
Slim Down Your Bin
Its time to slim the bin…
1) Do I really need it now?
2) Do I have it already?
3) Is there something else I could use instead (which I already have)?
4) How much can i save by not getting it (and what shall I do with the money)?
Time your heating to go off 30 minutes before you leave the house, and come on again 30 minutes before your due to get back – a simple solution for peple working regular hours.
Turn the room thermostat stat down by 1 degree centigrade. This can save you around £30 a year.
Switch off appliances such as microwaves, TVs, videos, steros, and computers when they are left on standby.
A staggering 85 per cent of the energy used by a DVD is consumed when it is not actually in use.
Switching off appliances saves up to £11 a year.
Unplug equipment such as mobile phones, shavers and electric toothbrushes once they are full charged, otherwise the will keep drawing electricity.