To celebrate 10:10:10 I have calculated my new carbon footprint to compare it to last year calculation.
We have reduced our carbon footprint by 24% in only 10 months and will go even further after we install the Solar panels.
To put this in context, national average emissions are 8 tonnes per person per year. Our individual carbon footprint is 4.46 tonnes each and was 5.8 tonnes last year. The UK has pledged 80% reductions by 2050 to around 2 tonnes per capita, which is the sustainable CO2 quota per global capita.
We still have some work to do as a family to achieve it. We are going to install double glazing, draught proof the house and install Solar panels and we will get paid for the electricity we will produce. Those 3 things should be equivalent to 1.4 tonnes CO2 saved for our home. The only way we can achieve the 2 tonnes per capita is with big government input to improve public transport as the cost of travel is 64.5% of our carbon footprint.