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    Toni Court invites you to take 20 simple steps towards an eco-friendly future
    Published: 02 January 2006
    CUT YOUR CAR USE

    Transport is responsible for about a quarter of the UK's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and the majority of these come from road transport. Emissions are increasing because rising traffic levels are eliminating the small gains being made in fuel efficiency. The environmental consultant Joanna Yarrow, the director of Beyond Green, says that we spend on average nine days a year in our cars. "If you need to drive, go slower," she says. "Driving at 50mph uses 25 per cent less fuel than at 70mph." Or, better, use public transport.

    SWITCH TO A RENEWABLE ENERGY SUPPLIER

    "Green energy comes from a variety of renewable sources, including wind power and hydro power. Regardless of where you live, you can choose any of these," says Mark Todd, the director of www.firsthelpline.com, which helps people switch to an environmentally friendly energy tariff.

    "Currently, enough green electricity is produced for nearly 800,000 homes, but only 150,000 homes have green tariffs. It's not going to waste, as it is incorporated into all power generated by the national grid. But were more people to demand environmentally friendly tariffs, suppliers would have to step up production."

    SAVE WATER

    A third of the water that comes into your house gets flushed down the toilet. If you leave the tap running while you brush your teeth, nine litres goes down the drain in a minute. "Water tables are falling, and we're using more and more water," says Yarrow. "Fossil fuels have been used to cleanse it - it's easy to see how it can harm the environment."

    Have a shower instead of a bath. Put a "hippo", or a full plastic bottle, in your cistern to reduce the water used in each flush. And turn off the tap when you're brushing your teeth.

    LOWER YOUR THERMOSTAT BY 1C

    Currently, 30 per cent of the CO2 that Britain produces comes from the way we run our homes. "Lowering your thermostat by just 1C will cut your annual fuel bills by 10 per cent and you probably won't even notice the difference," says Yarrow. "You can also reduce costs by closing curtains earlier and putting insulating strips around doors and windows."

    RECYCLE

    Newspapers, glass, aluminum cans - about 80 per cent of our waste is recyclable. But we're still not doing enough of it. In the UK, more than five billion aluminum cans are available for recycling each year, but only 1.6 billion are recycled. To find your nearest recycling point, log on to www.wastepoint.co.uk.

    BUY ORGANIC, LOCAL, FOOD

    Organic food production causes much less environmental damage than conventional agriculture, because it involves the use of less energy and animal-welfare standards are higher.

    But, "you've also got to think about haulage," says Yarrow. The average meal travels 1,000 miles before it reaches your plate. Transport, particularly by air, is a major contributor to CO2 emissions. Buying locally produced food cuts down on these "food miles". It's mad to buy apples that have been flown all the way from New Zealand when we produce fantastic ones here.

    DECLINE PLASTIC BAGS

    Every person in the UK uses up to 134 plastic bags a year, which is more than eight billion altogether. "They're all sitting in huge landfill sites producing tons of methane gas and take around 500 years to decay," says Eugenie Harvey, the director of the fashionable green movement We Are What We Do and the person behind the book Change the World for a Fiver. "There is an alternative - it's called a shopping bag. Failing that, you could start by using fewer bags at the checkout, or, even better, taking old bags with you to the shops. One thing is certain: with very little effort, we could use fewer than 134 bags a year."

    REDUCE YOUR WASTE

    Even recycling uses energy, as it involves melting things down, collecting rubbish and trundling it in fuel-guzzling lorries to plants across the country. So, before you think about recycling, think about reducing.

    "Eighty per cent of packaging goes straight into the bin," says Yarrow. Buy in bulk where possible, buy fruit and vegetables loose, and don't buy things in multiple layers of plastic or goods that are disposable.

    PLANT A TREE

    Trees take in CO2 and replace it with oxygen. On average, each one of us creates 11 tons of CO2 a year, which can be offset by planting trees. The good news is that trees aren't expensive - it would only cost each person around £150 a year to plant the trees needed to absorb their personal CO2. For more information, log on to www.carbonneutral.com.

    TURN OFF UNNECESSARY LIGHTS

    "Seven per cent of the UK's carbon emissions come from powering electric lights," says Harvey. "If you're not in the room, turn the lights off." You should also fit all your light sockets with energy-saving light bulbs. They last 10 times as long as standard light bulbs, but only use a fifth of the energy.

    HOLIDAY AT HOME

    With the average Boeing 747 burning 200 tons of fuel in one flight, aviation is the fastest-growing source of greenhouse-gas emissions and is set to be the biggest contributor within 50 years. A plane's con-trails - the long trails of water vapour and ice that form in an aircraft's wake - also trap heat in the atmosphere by reflecting infrared radiation emitted from the Earth's surface that would otherwise escape into space.

    "Cheap flights, no matter how appealing, are only making things worse," says Yarrow. "The irony is that even the most environmentally friendly people can undo all their efforts by succumbing to cheap breaks abroad. A single flight to New York releases the same amount of CO2 as the average family car does in a year."

    Air passengers who are concerned about the environment can pay cash to offset the impact of their journey. Make a donation to the Climate Care organisation (www.climatecare.org) - typically £5 for a flight from London to Paris, rising to £25 for a flight to Sydney - and the charity will fund projects in the developing world that mitigate the effects of burning carbon.

    RECYCLE YOUR COMPUTER

    "Most people aren't aware that there are organisations that can pass your computer on to someone who can make good use of it," says Harvey. "Imagine the joy a seven-year-old in the Third World would feel if they could play the games that you feel are old relics." If you've got a computer that you don't need any more, contact www.computer-aid.org. This organisation has already shipped 50,000 machines to 90 different developing countries.

    SLIM YOUR BIN

    At least 30 per cent of the average UK household rubbish can be composted. If you haven't got a garden for a compost-heap, you can get a wormery that can be kept inside the house. Or use a "bokashi composter", which uses micro-organisms instead of worms.

    GET A WATER-BUTT

    These are the big, plastic barrels you see sitting outside houses, which catch rainfall from the roof. "Most roofs pour off thousands of litres of rainwater a year," says Yarrow. "This could be used, instead of high-quality tap water, for washing the car or watering plants." Most councils supply water-butts, which are made from recycled plastic, to their residents for nothing.

    GET INTO TELECONFERENCING

    Last year, by replacing meetings with teleconferencing, British Telecom prevented 47,000 tons of CO2 being emitted into the atmosphere. Flying to New York generates half a ton of CO2 and the average vehicle travelling to a meeting generates 32kg, but one conference-call participant makes0.002kg of CO2 per hour.

    GIVE A GREEN GIFT

    Companies such as Good Gifts (www.goodgifts.org) offer presents such as a hive of bees, an acre of rainforest, a donkey for a community in the developing world and a rainwater tank for areas where water is sparse. As well as a warm glow, the recipient receives a card to remind them that they have done something good for the environment.

    USE BOTH SIDES OF PAPER

    More than 350 million trees are cut down every year for paper that's used in UK offices alone. Ever noticed the "use both sides of the paper" button on the photocopier? Press it.

    MAKE SURE YOUR HOME IS PROPERLY INSULATED

    Insulating cavities in walls and roofs can reduce heat loss from a home by up to 60 per cent. "Not only will this save you up to £100 a year, but it will also reduce the amount of fossil fuels you burn for heating," says Yarrow. "The Energy Saving Trust [www.saveenergy.co.uk] can help you apply for a government or local authority grant to cover a significant chunk of the up-front costs of lagging your water pipes and tank, and insulating your roof and walls."

    RECYCLE YOUR MOBILE PHONE

    There are 15 million mobiles replaced in the UK every year, with the average user upgrading their handset every 18 months. But mobile phones are easy to recycle. If you upgraded this Christmas, drop off your old handset at one of the 1,200 phone outlets that offer the Fonebak scheme.

    The handsets are sent to Sweden, where metals like gold, silver and platinum are extracted and used again, and the energy derived from the incineration process is then used to heat a village. The batteries are sent to a specialist battery recycler, where materials are recovered and put back into use, and the chargers are melted down and remade into useful items, such as buckets and traffic cones. To find out more, log on to www.fonebak.com.

    TURN OFF APPLIANCES AT THE MAINS

    The average television is left on standby for 17.5 hours a day. Other culprits include DVD players, videos, washing machines, dishwashers and stereos. "If everyone in Britain turned these items off at the switch, we'd save enough energy to power the entire country's street lamps," says Yarrow.

    WE PROMISE...

    JULIA STEPHENSON (THE GREEN GODDESS)

    This year, I have hordes of things on my green to-do list. First up is to persuade my local council and neighbours to let me put up my wind turbine (it's tiny and practically silent, honestly) and solar panels on my roof. I also want to cure myself of my addiction to Perrier water, which incurs heavy air-miles in its transport. Meanwhile, I continue to dream of a day when long-distance air-travel won't be so detrimental - is anyone developing bio-fuels for planes, not just cars?

    BILLY BRAGG, SINGER

    My new year's resolution is to use a bit more of the natural resources around me. I live on the coast and the wind goes whistling by. I should be making more use of that. I am now going to look into getting some sort of domestic turbine. Of course, you've got to have a survey done, and you can't just stick it up, but that shouldn't stop me.

    SIAN LLOYD, WEATHER PRESENTER

    I'm a flawed eco-warrior, so there are many things I want to do better in the new year. One of the things I'm definitely going to do better is to resolve my transport issues. My life revolves around my car, but I've realised there's no point in having a fast one. I'm going to look into getting something greener - a dual-fuel car. I want to make myself a greener traveller. I also don't want to use the car in London, and I want to car-share with other people. There are too many cars with only one person in them.

    CUT YOUR CAR USE

    Transport is responsible for about a quarter of the UK's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and the majority of these come from road transport. Emissions are increasing because rising traffic levels are eliminating the small gains being made in fuel efficiency. The environmental consultant Joanna Yarrow, the director of Beyond Green, says that we spend on average nine days a year in our cars. "If you need to drive, go slower," she says. "Driving at 50mph uses 25 per cent less fuel than at 70mph." Or, better, use public transport.

    SWITCH TO A RENEWABLE ENERGY SUPPLIER

    "Green energy comes from a variety of renewable sources, including wind power and hydro power. Regardless of where you live, you can choose any of these," says Mark Todd, the director of www.firsthelpline.com, which helps people switch to an environmentally friendly energy tariff.

    "Currently, enough green electricity is produced for nearly 800,000 homes, but only 150,000 homes have green tariffs. It's not going to waste, as it is incorporated into all power generated by the national grid. But were more people to demand environmentally friendly tariffs, suppliers would have to step up production."

    SAVE WATER

    A third of the water that comes into your house gets flushed down the toilet. If you leave the tap running while you brush your teeth, nine litres goes down the drain in a minute. "Water tables are falling, and we're using more and more water," says Yarrow. "Fossil fuels have been used to cleanse it - it's easy to see how it can harm the environment."

    Have a shower instead of a bath. Put a "hippo", or a full plastic bottle, in your cistern to reduce the water used in each flush. And turn off the tap when you're brushing your teeth.

    LOWER YOUR THERMOSTAT BY 1C

    Currently, 30 per cent of the CO2 that Britain produces comes from the way we run our homes. "Lowering your thermostat by just 1C will cut your annual fuel bills by 10 per cent and you probably won't even notice the difference," says Yarrow. "You can also reduce costs by closing curtains earlier and putting insulating strips around doors and windows."

    RECYCLE

    Newspapers, glass, aluminum cans - about 80 per cent of our waste is recyclable. But we're still not doing enough of it. In the UK, more than five billion aluminum cans are available for recycling each year, but only 1.6 billion are recycled. To find your nearest recycling point, log on to www.wastepoint.co.uk.

    BUY ORGANIC, LOCAL, FOOD

    Organic food production causes much less environmental damage than conventional agriculture, because it involves the use of less energy and animal-welfare standards are higher.

    But, "you've also got to think about haulage," says Yarrow. The average meal travels 1,000 miles before it reaches your plate. Transport, particularly by air, is a major contributor to CO2 emissions. Buying locally produced food cuts down on these "food miles". It's mad to buy apples that have been flown all the way from New Zealand when we produce fantastic ones here.

    DECLINE PLASTIC BAGS

    Every person in the UK uses up to 134 plastic bags a year, which is more than eight billion altogether. "They're all sitting in huge landfill sites producing tons of methane gas and take around 500 years to decay," says Eugenie Harvey, the director of the fashionable green movement We Are What We Do and the person behind the book Change the World for a Fiver. "There is an alternative - it's called a shopping bag. Failing that, you could start by using fewer bags at the checkout, or, even better, taking old bags with you to the shops. One thing is certain: with very little effort, we could use fewer than 134 bags a year."

    REDUCE YOUR WASTE

    Even recycling uses energy, as it involves melting things down, collecting rubbish and trundling it in fuel-guzzling lorries to plants across the country. So, before you think about recycling, think about reducing.

    "Eighty per cent of packaging goes straight into the bin," says Yarrow. Buy in bulk where possible, buy fruit and vegetables loose, and don't buy things in multiple layers of plastic or goods that are disposable.

    PLANT A TREE

    Trees take in CO2 and replace it with oxygen. On average, each one of us creates 11 tons of CO2 a year, which can be offset by planting trees. The good news is that trees aren't expensive - it would only cost each person around £150 a year to plant the trees needed to absorb their personal CO2. For more information, log on to www.carbonneutral.com.

    TURN OFF UNNECESSARY LIGHTS

    "Seven per cent of the UK's carbon emissions come from powering electric lights," says Harvey. "If you're not in the room, turn the lights off." You should also fit all your light sockets with energy-saving light bulbs. They last 10 times as long as standard light bulbs, but only use a fifth of the energy.

    HOLIDAY AT HOME

    With the average Boeing 747 burning 200 tons of fuel in one flight, aviation is the fastest-growing source of greenhouse-gas emissions and is set to be the biggest contributor within 50 years. A plane's con-trails - the long trails of water vapour and ice that form in an aircraft's wake - also trap heat in the atmosphere by reflecting infrared radiation emitted from the Earth's surface that would otherwise escape into space.

    "Cheap flights, no matter how appealing, are only making things worse," says Yarrow. "The irony is that even the most environmentally friendly people can undo all their efforts by succumbing to cheap breaks abroad. A single flight to New York releases the same amount of CO2 as the average family car does in a year."
    Air passengers who are concerned about the environment can pay cash to offset the impact of their journey. Make a donation to the Climate Care organisation (www.climatecare.org) - typically £5 for a flight from London to Paris, rising to £25 for a flight to Sydney - and the charity will fund projects in the developing world that mitigate the effects of burning carbon.

    RECYCLE YOUR COMPUTER

    "Most people aren't aware that there are organisations that can pass your computer on to someone who can make good use of it," says Harvey. "Imagine the joy a seven-year-old in the Third World would feel if they could play the games that you feel are old relics." If you've got a computer that you don't need any more, contact www.computer-aid.org. This organisation has already shipped 50,000 machines to 90 different developing countries.

    SLIM YOUR BIN

    At least 30 per cent of the average UK household rubbish can be composted. If you haven't got a garden for a compost-heap, you can get a wormery that can be kept inside the house. Or use a "bokashi composter", which uses micro-organisms instead of worms.

    GET A WATER-BUTT

    These are the big, plastic barrels you see sitting outside houses, which catch rainfall from the roof. "Most roofs pour off thousands of litres of rainwater a year," says Yarrow. "This could be used, instead of high-quality tap water, for washing the car or watering plants." Most councils supply water-butts, which are made from recycled plastic, to their residents for nothing.

    GET INTO TELECONFERENCING

    Last year, by replacing meetings with teleconferencing, British Telecom prevented 47,000 tons of CO2 being emitted into the atmosphere. Flying to New York generates half a ton of CO2 and the average vehicle travelling to a meeting generates 32kg, but one conference-call participant makes0.002kg of CO2 per hour.

    GIVE A GREEN GIFT

    Companies such as Good Gifts (www.goodgifts.org) offer presents such as a hive of bees, an acre of rainforest, a donkey for a community in the developing world and a rainwater tank for areas where water is sparse. As well as a warm glow, the recipient receives a card to remind them that they have done something good for the environment.

    USE BOTH SIDES OF PAPER

    More than 350 million trees are cut down every year for paper that's used in UK offices alone. Ever noticed the "use both sides of the paper" button on the photocopier? Press it.

    MAKE SURE YOUR HOME IS PROPERLY INSULATED

    Insulating cavities in walls and roofs can reduce heat loss from a home by up to 60 per cent. "Not only will this save you up to £100 a year, but it will also reduce the amount of fossil fuels you burn for heating," says Yarrow. "The Energy Saving Trust [www.saveenergy.co.uk] can help you apply for a government or local authority grant to cover a significant chunk of the up-front costs of lagging your water pipes and tank, and insulating your roof and walls."

    RECYCLE YOUR MOBILE PHONE

    There are 15 million mobiles replaced in the UK every year, with the average user upgrading their handset every 18 months. But mobile phones are easy to recycle. If you upgraded this Christmas, drop off your old handset at one of the 1,200 phone outlets that offer the Fonebak scheme.

    The handsets are sent to Sweden, where metals like gold, silver and platinum are extracted and used again, and the energy derived from the incineration process is then used to heat a village. The batteries are sent to a specialist battery recycler, where materials are recovered and put back into use, and the chargers are melted down and remade into useful items, such as buckets and traffic cones. To find out more, log on to www.fonebak.com.

    TURN OFF APPLIANCES AT THE MAINS

    The average television is left on standby for 17.5 hours a day. Other culprits include DVD players, videos, washing machines, dishwashers and stereos. "If everyone in Britain turned these items off at the switch, we'd save enough energy to power the entire country's street lamps," says Yarrow.

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    Thanks for posting that! I'm very concerned about our environment, and those are all good ideas. I wish my husband would stop getting mad at me for not flushing every single time!!!! (I drink a ton of water and my pee barely smells or has any color, so why should I waste all that water every time?)

    The plastic bag thing pisses me off to no end. I save mine and reuse them (storing things, packing lunches, etc), but there are just too many. And around here most stores don't even offer paper anymore, and I really doubt they'd be open to me bringing old ones to reuse. I may try it, though.

    I'd never heard of a water butt, I'm looking into that one. Always did think rain water went to waste.

    Anyway, part of my new years resolution is to be kinder to the earth any way I can!
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    I think if alot more people took a few of these tips to heart, the earth might breath easier. I too get really riled about the plastic bag thing and recycle all of mine. They're used in the trash instead of buying separate ones, for lunches, to wrap leftovers, everything you can think of. We recycle like crazy...it drives the hubby a bit mad but every Saturday morning we go with a full trunk of recyclable goods to the center and do our duty. Boring? You betcha, but we do it anyways.

    Also, collecting rainwater is easy to do and saves not only the environment but money, too. Just collect it and then use it in the garden during dry spells or to wash the car. And think about how much toilet paper you use! I just read that millions and millions of trees are cut down every year just so we can wipe our butts. Something to think about when we're ripping off 3 feet of paper to wipe after a dump.
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    I have been doing 17/20 for years
    Now I still need to plant a tree, while since I'm not the owner of my place the water-butt and the insulation are not relevant for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttmunch
    And think about how much toilet paper you use! I just read that millions and millions of trees are cut down every year just so we can wipe our butts. Something to think about when we're ripping off 3 feet of paper to wipe after a dump.
    Something sadly interesting to be aware of:
    http://kleercut.net/en/node/26

    Kleenex, one of the most well known brands of tissue products in the world, is destroying the ancient forests of North America. Its manufacturer, Kimberly-Clark, the largest tissue product company in the world, continues to destroy ancient forests to manufacture products that are used once and then thrown away or flushed down the toilet.

    One of the ancient forests Kimberly-Clark is destroying to produce its tissue products is the North American Boreal forest. The Boreal forest stretches from Alaska in the west to the eastern provinces of Canada and is the largest tract of ancient forest left in North America. Representing 25 per cent of the world’s remaining ancient forests, the Boreal forest is a globally significant forest. To Kimberly-Clark however, it’s disposable.

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    That is a frightening link. Thanks for posting it. But I do have one question: I know hankies, like my dad has always used, is fine for blowing your nose. But would we want to use re-usable toilet paper/rags/whatever? Since I'm the one who does the laundry, I'm feeling a bit queasy at the thought of it.
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    I wouldn't want re-usable toilet paper for sure. But I only buy toilet paper made from recycled paper, not colored, not bleached, and I don't need the super-fluffy ones with 6 layers and chamomilla/aloe vera, either.

    But being consistent in everything you buy and do is very, very hard. I have the time and the money to shop very selectively, but I'm aware that's a luxury.
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    Very true. The thing about toilet paper is that the more pretty smells, prints, etc you put on it, the worse it is for the environment...and quite frankly, it's kind of wierd to want your ass to smell like morning dew or similar. I try to be very consistent and sure it takes time, effort, etc, but in the end it's worth it for two reasons: one, it's obviously good for the environment and two, in the end, it's actually cheaper to be environmentally savvy.
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    Good post! These are great ideas.

    I'm so anal about fuel/water usage in my place, I drive my BF nuts. I'm not a fan of unnatural light and AC, so I keep my windows and blinds open as much as possible.

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    I do the blinds open as well, although it has led to a few naked throwdowns to the floor.
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    RECYCLE YOUR COMPUTER

    "Most people aren't aware that there are organisations that can pass your computer on to someone who can make good use of it," says Harvey. "Imagine the joy a seven-year-old in the Third World would feel if they could play the games that you feel are old relics." If you've got a computer that you don't need any more, contact www.computer-aid.org. This organisation has already shipped 50,000 machines to 90 different developing countries.
    Did anyone watch 20/20 last week? They had a segment on what happens to disposed computers and what some of these so called recycling organizations do (not the above org mentioned). They shipped them to Asia (i.e. China) and Africa where they were burned or dumped in their rivers. It was truely disheartning to watch. An expert was saying for example that comp monitors are 80% made with lead and are very environmentally hazardous when disposed inappropriately. In China ppl were melting some comp parts with acid to extract little gold that's used in them in a very unsafe condition. They also said that most of the comps (I think it was also about 70-80%) are unusable/outdated even when ppl donate them for good cause. Moreover, some crooks are able to obtain personal info from the comps. They suggested that the best way is to either smash your harddrive with a hammer or a download and use a program to erase everything from your comp (otherwise everything that you've ever done with your comp stays in your comp).
    They also said that Europe is light years ahead because the comp manufacturers there are held accountable by law when it comes to disposing their customers used computers unlike North America where anyone can make up a false recycling company and charge you money to take away your comp to "donate" to the third world countires etc. So if you are thinking about donating, make sure the company is legit.



    I love going green and love all the ideas mentioned in the article. I've already lowered my thermostat by 2 degrees. Wohoo.

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    That's interesting - and disheartening - Moomies. A better option might be to donate your old computer locally, to a school or women's shelter.
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