Blog Action Day – Reduce your emissions at home

I'm no crusader for climate change it sort of scares the crap out of me, especially when I start reading this article about the top 100 effects of Global Warming.

There is a bucket load of things you can do around your home, all with varying degrees of cost and effort. Some are simple, like checking with your power supplier to see if they have a green emissions scheme, changing your shower head (this one we need to do) and one we're all forced to do now is use energy-efficient light globes. Others are more involved like installing solar panels. Further things you can do are listed at the World Wildlife Foundation.

The Australian Government also offers some incentives for installing solar hot water systems and roof insulation. So get crackin'!

One thought on “Blog Action Day – Reduce your emissions at home

  1. Ketutar says:

    It scares me too… but one of the blogs I read was focused on turning this into an opportunity, something positive, that we could try to reduce the carbon footprint to improve our lives, in stead of trying to desperately brake something big, horrible and nearly inevitable. Changing the life for more organic, ecologic, simple and “real” for MY sake, not to save polar bears and rainforest. If I start eating better and turn into vegetarianism to feel better, the polar bears and orangutans reap the benefits as well πŸ˜€
    BTW, could you publish a reusable fabric handkerchief tutorial to companion the tissue holder pattern? Old sheets become wonderful hankies, and that will save some trees and reduce paperwaste too πŸ˜€


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