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Why 10:10?

Climate change is a huge issue that has the potential to affect each and every one of us. If the earth warms by a significant amount it is very likely that lots of bad stuff will happen: we will face the disappearance of land under rising sea levels, we will face droughts in some places and raging storms in others, we will face widespread starvation and not just in Africa. In short, we will face catastrophe. As far as worst-case scenarios go, this one is pretty bad.

However, this not-very-pleasant vision of the future can be avoided; all it takes is a little bit of effort from each individual person to cut down on the amount of energy they use and hence the amount of CO2 that they emit. Sure, we can badger governments to formulate green policies, and we can demand that large corporations reduce emissions, but when it comes down to it these emissions are only being made for our sakes, so that we can live the energy-hungry lifestyles that we have become used to. If there is ever going to be change, it has to come from us.

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Reduce your carbon emmissions by 10% in 2010 and beyond and save money!

Each one of us can make a difference!

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This is why the 10:10 Campaign has been started. If each person in the UK reduces their emissions by 10% in the year 2010, around 60 million metric tons less CO2 will be released into the atmosphere. That 10% reduction can make a real difference. It's not even hard to do: just a few simple actions, most of which are blindingly obvious, will help a great deal. And if you follow them you will not only be helping the environment, you'll be saving yourself a lot of money as well.

So, how can I use less energy?

Energy comes in many forms, some of which we are more aware of than others. The effects of the electricity and gas we use in our homes are very visible, but it is also important to consider more hidden energy use: from the transportation of food and the manufacture of goods, for example. We can, if we try, have a positive effect on all of these.

Find out how to reduce your energy consumption:

How can I measure the energy I've saved?

Need some motivation?

Further information

Let us know your energy saving ideas

10:10 pages produced by Kiera Jones on behalf of the Fairford Environmental Society.


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