Can the Government really stop climate change?
How a three tonne carbon footprint can save you £16,000+ a year
The actress and climate activist Emma Thompson got a bit of flack last week for flying from the US to join the Extinction Rebellion climate change protests. For me, this throws the issues into sharp focus. Extinction Rebellion Just in case you missed it, Extinction Rebellion are using direct non-violent resistance to demand that the […]
Why does three tonnes matter?
There are huge savings to be made from reducing our carbon footprint. Regular readers will know that I saved in excess of £90,000 in just six years, on a pretty average salary in this way. If you have completed the Three Tonne Challenge, you will have an idea of how much you can potentially save […]
Climate action saved me £90k+
We – the human race – currently pump 53 gigatonnes of greenhouse gas into the atmosphere each year. This gas mostly comes from burning coal, oil and gas, although clearing forests, agriculture and producing cement also have big roles. So, every time we fire up the central heating, or the car, or the TV, or […]
Redefine ‘success’: improve your quality of life
Eleven years ago, I decided I wanted to do something positive about climate change. There wasn’t much of a blueprint to follow back then. But I wanted to do something, and I felt that the place to start was with the things I can control; the things I spent my money on. It can still […]
We get a lot of pressure from other people and advertising to buy things. We spend more money than we have, and whilst this makes money for someone, somewhere, and contributes to economic growth, it also makes us work harder and leaves us with less time and energy for doing the things we love, with the […]