Climate Change: Simple Things You Can Do to Make a by Jon Clift

By Jon Clift

You recognize that: * The ice caps are melting * The seasons are altering * Sea degrees are emerging * Storms are at the bring up yet what are you able to DO approximately it? ...PLENTY! This booklet places the ability again into your arms within the face of the doom and gloom of weather switch. you do not have to attend for 'someone else to style it out'; instead of fear and suppose helpless, you will get up and do whatever. weather swap is jam-packed with rules for motion, from easy daily issues which price not anything, to larger tasks which contain extra money and time. for instance: * Get in your motorcycle * purchase neighborhood nutrition * flip off your television * Insulate your loft * Recycle and compost * Take the educate * flip down the warmth * set up sun panels Do your bit and guard the planet for at the present time and the next day.

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Fertilisers and pesticides are derived from oil, and their manufacture is very energy-intensive.    • Water companies use energy to extract, treat and pump water to your home. The less water you use, the less energy is used, and therefore less greenhouse gases are produced.     • Watering your garden using mains water adds to your carbon footprint.     • Both petrol-driven and electrical garden implements add CO2 to the atmosphere, either directly (if petrol driven) or indirectly via the power station.

Buy goods that will last.     • Buy less!       LATER . .      • Start a local food co-operative – reduce your shopping trips.    • Grow your own fruit and vegetables in window boxes, tubs or your back garden – zero food miles!     • Try to get an allotment if you want to grow more.       If you do just one thing:   BUY LOCAL          WATER   What’s my water got to do with climate change?     • Collecting, treating and pumping water for use in your home uses energy.

Only use sufficient water to cover vegetables when cooking them in saucepans.     • Use a steamer for vegetables – you can cook two or three vegetables on one element or gas ring.     • Consider using a pressure cooker for cooking some foods – it reduces cooking times dramatically.     • Make one-pot meals that only need one element or gas ring.     • Use your oven efficiently by filling up as much of the space as possible.     • If you’re cooking a meal in the oven, don’t be tempted to keep on opening the oven door to see how it’s all going, as you lose a lot of heat doing this.

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