The principal source of emissions from a family or individual is from energy use. This may be in the home, with home heating and cooling, cooking and hot water, or in the energy of private transport.

This page will develop themes of what you can do to reduce your emissions, and will also provide links to useful advice. Using the Carbon Estimator will provide a diagram of your emission sources to help you prioritize your efforts, and measure your successes.

This graph shows the measured emission reduction from purchasing an EV in 2017 and becoming substantially vegetarian in 2019.

Each of you will have different circumstances which will influence what reductions you can make, the important thing is to make some effort, and celebrate your successes.

The graph above shows good progress in the daily emissions reduction, but look what happens when we add overseas holidays:

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