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    QOTW: What steps do you take to reduce your carbon footprint?

    Is it something you actively think about?
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    Re: QOTW: What steps do you take to reduce your carbon footprint?

    not having children.

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    Re: QOTW: What steps do you take to reduce your carbon footprint?

    Eating less animal produce in general is a good place to start.

    Just make sure any substitute products you buy are also environmentally sound. For example; soy-based produce should come from responsibly farmed soybeans (i.e. not from farmland that used to be part of a rainforest!).

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    Re: QOTW: What steps do you take to reduce your carbon footprint?

    Quote Originally Posted by will19565 View Post
    not having children.
    +1 this

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    Re: QOTW: What steps do you take to reduce your carbon footprint?

    Solar panels, high amount of insulation to reduce use of electric from power stations (which uses renewable only) and heating, minimise the use of heating by not being in just a t-shirt in winter etc. Buying things which are 'eco' friendly in terms of their usage of whatever they use.

    Only travel where I need to by car (not that easy living in the countryside), recycle stuff which can be recycled (annoying not everything is here) and try to buy stuff that is recycled or part recycled etc.

    Buy food locally, cook own meals rather than pre-made...

    Probably more if I think of it but that's off the top of my head.

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    Re: QOTW: What steps do you take to reduce your carbon footprint?

    Live somewhere that the whole family can get to work/school without a car.

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    Re: QOTW: What steps do you take to reduce your carbon footprint?

    - Cycling as this keeps me very fit and none of that electric cycle cheating rubbish.
    - Triple A rated fridge freezer - this has cut down on my electricity usage and keep my food fresher for longer (double whammy).
    - Thorough research on items before purchasing to ensure they are fit for purpose and doesn't end in landfill.
    - Buy less stuff - learn what you need rather than the marketing executives.
    - Choose greener electricity tariffs.
    - Don't vote Tories - total disaster on green issues supported by the loony right ERG.
    - Vote EU Remain that way we can work together to solve climate change.

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    - Use the Daily Telegraph/Daily Mail for toilet paper since their news is practically made up for their gullible readers.

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    Re: QOTW: What steps do you take to reduce your carbon footprint?

    I agree i don't have any children for this reason, and my people are so stupid that the process of it becoming a caliphate that are well under way deserve to win.
    Then we will automatic revert to stone age culture and so pollute less.

    With a big lotto win the house i would build would have solar electric and heat and wind to draw upon, but i do hope i can do that and not sell a mili ampp back to the grid.
    And i would also have a backup diesel generator, and a pool sized tank with diesel.

    Just kidding a little i dident not have kids for that reason, the main reason i think are i have a very hard time trusting anyone, not least enough to have kids, and i have never been able to afford private school for any kids cuz they sure as hell are not going to public schools.

    Right now i do drive a small gasoline car, but with a major lotto win that would change and tree huggers would hate every vehicle i owned.

    80% of us humans should die, that would fix all problems, and with a guarantee of it happening, they are welcome to start with me, i had my run and it was not that good of a run.

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    Re: QOTW: What steps do you take to reduce your carbon footprint?

    Solar panels to reduce power usage, thinking about adding some more as we have the space. Use green utility suppliers.
    Reducing the amount of meat we eat, so two days a week are veggie now, can't give it up though!
    Work from home one day a week, which saves a 55 mile round trip, helps my pocket and I get a whole uninterrupted day of head down work.
    Smart power strips, so switching the PC off also switches related devices off, but not the modem/router!

    Took footprint test, got a result of 13.9 tonnes, work to do :-(

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    Re: QOTW: What steps do you take to reduce your carbon footprint?

    Well I would run an electric car if I could afford one. Other than that we avoid plastic whenever we can, we recycle about 90% of our waste. Unfortunately we live in the middle of nowhere so we need cars x 4 which are all diesel because thats what we were told are the best, now we're told they're not but we're stuck with em for some time to come.

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    Re: QOTW: What steps do you take to reduce your carbon footprint?

    Quote Originally Posted by Top_gun View Post
    - Vote EU Remain that way we can work together to solve climate change.
    Ah yes with the parliament that ships everything cross continent twice year to a different one. Just cos. A pretty ridiculous claim to make regardless of which side of the argument you're on.

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    Re: QOTW: What steps do you take to reduce your carbon footprint?

    lol I doubt that was your choice.

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    Re: QOTW: What steps do you take to reduce your carbon footprint?

    I sell what I can, even broken stuff rather than throw.
    I put stuff in the recycling, but not religously. Anything thats had raw meat in for example goes straight in the normal bin.
    Being in a flat I dont want to put that stuff down the drain or in recycling for it to smell and attract bugs.

    The whole of our Recycling system is flawed. Most of it is shipped abroad or burned for electricity to avoid land fill (which that in itself is a good thing). Some of it is broken down to be made into what it was before.

    Take a glass jar or bottle, why is it broken up to be made into something else using pointless energy, when what it was co uld have been cleaned and used again... I could have earned 5p off my shop by sending my Nutella jar back to manufacturer, also it means trucks arent going back empty, they can pick up the jars and send it back up the chain again.

    I try and do my journeys with a bit of logistics behind them, so on the way back from work i'll go shopping for food, rather than going home and going out again.

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    Re: QOTW: What steps do you take to reduce your carbon footprint?

    Quote Originally Posted by Top_gun View Post
    - Choose greener electricity tariffs.
    - Don't vote Tories - total disaster on green issues supported by the loony right ERG.
    - Vote EU Remain that way we can work together to solve climate change.
    Just going to lump those last three together for a second.

    Analysis: UK renewables generate more electricity than fossil fuels for first time

    While we're still a long way from being carbon free, both this and the previous coalition government have done more to support green initiatives than any other government and are leading Europe in this area. Are there plenty of other initiatives that can be taken? Absolutely. Do I think any of the other parties could do better at fostering the right legislative environment for more improvements? Possibly, however there is nothing to stop them bringing in changes to any proposed legislation to ensure the environmental impacts are taken into account (much like all the amendments to legislation in regards to leaving the EU). If any of the other parties were serious about protecting the environment then they would do so and would have been doing so for years, not off the back of "populism" so they can win votes.

    We can do more as a country, however unless the rest of the world catches up, then it will all be for nothing (including the EU countries as well).

    As for myself?

    - All my light bulbs in my house are LED.
    - Appliances are now a majority of at least A rated.
    - I don't leave lights on in rooms I'm not using.
    - I occasionally leave the car at home and walk to the shops.
    - I try to avoid buying clothing that contains polyester, the microfibers contribute to the plastics in our water.

    (that list isn't exhaustive).

    Edit:

    there's a nifty calculator available at footprint.wwf.org.uk.
    84%, so I'm under the 2020 target.
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    160 solar panels on barn roof. Farming Organically.

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