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The Week of Monday, August 20

A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact our activities have on the environment, and in particular climate change. It relates to the amount of greenhouse gases produced in our day-to-day lives through burning fossil fuels for electricity, heating and transportation etc. Here's a list of simple things you can do immediately

  • Turn it off when not in use (lights, television, DVD player, Hi Fi, computer etc. etc.)
  • Turn down the central air conditioner slightly (try just 1 to 2 degrees)
  • Turn down the water heating setting (just 2 degrees will make a significant saving)
  • Check the central air conditioning timer setting - remember there is no point cooling the house after you have left for work
  • Fill your dish washer and washing machine with a full load - this will save you water, electricity, and washing powder
  • Fill the kettle with only as much water as you need
  • Do your weekly shopping in a single trip
  • Hang out the washing to dry rather than tumble drying it