Carbon Diet

Like many people the middle of winter has got me thinking about a diet.

Not the calorie counting kind

The CARBON reducing kind!!

A Carbon Diet would make a huge difference to our family’s pocketbook and the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.

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Choosing to make these  simple changes can impact more then just us.

Running the Television for  just 2 hours = 1 lb of  CO2 in the atmosphere.

Turn down the Thermostat  by 2 degrees in the winter and summer =  save 600 lbs CO2/year.

Change 6 light bulbs from incandescent to florescent saves money and cuts out 1200 lbs CO2/year.

Unplug appliances = 18 Million tonnes of CO2 emissions / year.

display clocks and memory chips account for 5% of energy used in the United States each year.

Group Electronic Equipment onto power bars  unplug/switch off = Reducing CO2 emissions by 1.6 tonnes / year.

Run only a FULL dishwasher, skip the pre-rinse cycle,run it once a day = Save 600 lbs CO2/year.

Shorten your shower by 2 minutes = 1 tonne CO2 / year.

Close the refrigerator as soon as you get your items out.

Turn off taps when brushing your teeth.

These small changes can reduce our families carbon emissions by 4 tonnes a year!

An impact equal to not driving a car for up to five months!

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You can find out your carbon footprint here

I found these surprising statistics while researching Sara Snow and her green living website.

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