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Can your household become 90% greener?

In house and home, issues, observations on June 22, 2007 at 1:51 pm

Over at Simple Living, Miranda, Sharon and other participants have set themselves a very honourable task: to cut their personal carbon emissions by 90% of that of the average American: the approximate amount people in the rich world need to reduce by in order to avoid the worst effects of global warming.

Anyone can join in this task by linking to the Simple Living blog or commenting on their posts. Their blog features loads of great energy saving tips which not only help save the environment but will also drastically cut down on household and utility bills too! What a great idea!

The goal is to cut down to 90% of the average American’s emissions over the course of a year (or your country’s average emissions if you don’t live in the US). What with our family’s reduction on amenities and such lately, I do believe that we’re already below the UK average, though I’ll certainly be reading through Simple Living’s advice to see what else we can do to reduce even more. It would certainly be a difficult feat for us to reduce by 90%, but as the video shows, there are a great many ways we can help protect the environment simply by making different choices about the way we live our lives.

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