Earth Notes: Saving The Planet @Home

Be an efficiency hero - catch yourself doing something right and do more of it!

Want to do your bit at home to improve your quality of life, save money, cut down on waste and carbon pollution, and get the planet back how it used to be?

Did you know that "the majority of your neighbours are undertaking energy saving actions every day"? That is also one of the most powerful messages to encourage people to save.

This site is about practical steps that I have taken to make my own life (and that of my family) a little better and lower-carbon. Many of them are actions that you could take too...

On Earth Notes

Yearly Electricity and Gas (ie heat and light) Carbon Footprint

Things That We've Done

We've crunched our carbon footprint. We've become a SuperHome. We've pondered other changes that we might make. But most of all there's been quite a lot of fun learning. Maybe it's my engineering mindset, but I've made a hobby out of conservation and meter watching. I've had fun out of 'tuning' life a little. The rest of my family humours me!

See a full list of articles in the site guide, but here's some actions to start with that we took...

Things That You Can Do

Effective changes that can be made at home are based on lowering energy/resource demand...

Sources and Links

  • 2018/12/02: Climate change: Where we are in seven charts and what you can do to help: "The single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact on the planet is to modify your diet to include less meat - according to recent studies."
  • 2018/10/15: Bank of England calls on banks and insurers to step up climate risk oversight: "Prudential Regulation Authority recommends that boards task a senior executive with managing climate risks" and UBS said "... BlackRock finds that a $1m investment in the bonds that form the Bloomberg Barclays MSCI Green Bond index represents over 2,000 tonnes of CO2 avoided, in addition to over 88 million litres of water saved, and other positive contributions."
  • 2018/10/08: Final call to save the world from 'climate catastrophe': IPCC SR15 report urges people to "buy less meat, milk, cheese and butter and more locally sourced seasonal food - and throw less of it away * drive electric cars but walk or cycle short distances * take trains and buses instead of planes * use videoconferencing instead of business travel * use a washing line instead of a tumble dryer * insulate homes * demand low carbon in every consumer product."
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