You've got here because you're interested in how you can help cut your carbon emissions and tackle climate change.  There are lots of small ways that you can make a difference.


Your food

Think about the food you eat.  Cows and sheep produce large amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas that's over 80 times more powerful than carbon dioxide over a 20 year period.  Because methane breaks down in the atmosphere, its impact reduces to about 28 times that of the same amount of carbon dioxide over a 100 year period.  But that's not all, because many farm animals in the UK are fed with soya, much of which is grown in South America on land that has been cleared of rainforest.  So eat less meat, especially beef and lamb and try to cut down on dairy products.  Eating less meat makes a big difference to the climate crisis and to loss of habitats and wildlife around the world.

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