Net zero – what does it mean and how do we get there?
Imagine a world with cleaner air, water and food. Doesn’t that sound great? The truth is, this could be a reality for our generation, and future generations.
It’s time to hit the reset button on global warming. The Government has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, it’s time for us listen up and do our bit.
Net zero means us ending our contribution to climate change. Did you know that 33% of emissions are from our home and cars alone? Whether you live in a house or own a car, there are plenty of ways you can contribute to lowering your carbon footprint.
What is Net Zero?
Net zero means totally removing the amount of greenhouse gases produces by human activity, such as burning fossil fuels and deforestation. Once this is done, other methods will be implemented to eradicate any remaining carbon emissions from the atmosphere.
Together, this should be enough to remove all greenhouse gases to net zero by 2050.
Net Zero Week
We’ve certainly got our work cut out to hit the target, but first thing’s first, we need to raise awareness and educate: enter Net Zero Week (2nd – 8th July 2022).
To kickstart the project, this week is all about voicing opinions, highlighting the challenges we face, and educating people on the role they can play in reducing their carbon footprint.
Small change = big difference
We live in a society that relies heavily on fossil fuels. Whilst the Government is working to reverse this by introducing initiatives such as the Green Industrial Revolution programme, you can make smaller changes to your own lifestyle that can still make a big difference.
· Walk or take public transport wherever possible
· Switch to an electric car
· Change to LED lightbulbs
· Insulate your home
· Switch to a green mortgage
· Batch cook to reduce food waste
· Meat-free or dairy-free day a week
Read more simple ways you can make a difference, plus save some money too.
Do your bit
It’s easy to look the other way and pretend it’s not happening, but if everyone took their responsibility to protect the environment seriously, we could improve lives and give a little back to planet Earth.
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