The Transition to sustainable, low-carbon living

The EcoFuturist

Mahatma Ghandi once said ‘You must be the change you wish to see in the world,’ and that is what I have been doing since 2010, making the transition from business-as-usual to a low-carbon sustainable existence. Here is what I have done so far, focussing on four areas: space and water heating, electricity consumption, transport and lifestyle.

Lifestyle

Our lifestyles account for one ton of CO2 per person annually, but certain choices can reduce this. Food is a major factor, so I chose to eliminate red meat from my diet, buy organic, fresh, seasonal food, locally where possible, and only eat sustainably caught fish. Other choices include switching my energy supplier to 100% renewable generator Good Energy, to support renewables and divest from fossil fuels; moving my finances to ethical banks Triodos and The Co-operative, for the same reasons; supporting environmental charities; making my garden wildlife friendly…

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