Journey Milestone – Direct Emissions

Our “Direct carbon emissions” are those which we can easily identify; they result from the things like energy for powering and heating our homes, energy for transport and from the production of the food we eat. They make up a significant part of our carbon footprint (depending on our lifestyle) and, because they are more visible they are often easier to tackle.

In this first stage of my Climate Journey I switched my home energy; initially to a green supplier, later to self generation with solar panels and finally moving away from gas for heating. I stopped flying, switched my car to an electric one and also committed to using the car less where possible. I changed my diet; first by cutting out meat and then removing dairy as well. Over a period of 3 years I was able to reduce my footprint to less than a third of what it was initially. The final part of tackling my “direct footprint” will be to improve the energy efficiency of my home.

Find out more…

Read more about this first stage of my Climate Journey story in the journal post “Beginnings


Carbon footprint calculations shown here represent total footprint as calculated using the CarbonIndependent Calculator

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