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Could you drive 5 miles less a week?

Car travel is the single biggest contributor to our personal CO2 emission. Together we can begin to make a difference by driving 5 miles less a week.

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Together, the actions we take every day create over 40% of the UK’s CO2 emissions. Find out what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint

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What you can do

It’s up to us how the story ends. Lower your CO2 emissions with these helpful tips.
 

What Government is doing

The international climate change conference took place in Copenhagen. Find out what the UK Government did to achieve a deal on carbon emissions.

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What business is doing

How ACT ON CO2’s brand partners are working with Government and citizens to help tackle climate change.


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Campaigns

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The new TV commercial sets out to encourage viewers to drive 5 miles less a week


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Campaigns

Watch the TV ad

The new TV commercial sets out to encourage viewers to drive 5 miles less a week


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Campaigns

Watch the TV ad

The new TV commercial sets out to encourage viewers to drive 5 miles less a week


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Campaigns

Change how the
story ends

It’s our children who’ll suffer if we don’t reduce CO2 emissions.


"Remember, reuse us on every shopping trip" written on carrier bags

Campaigns

Our intentions may be good when it comes to reusing bags, but remembering to take them with us when we shop can be a bit more tricky.

 


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Partnership case studies

Major retailers see importance of reducing carbon footprint to help tackle climate change.


Dr Debbie Hemming

Climate change

The evidence is overwhelming, Met Office Scientist Debbie Hemming talks about the facts of climate change.


Reduce your CO2 emissions

"Install double glazing"

If your house does not yet have double glazing, installing it could save up to £80 a year.


Reduce your CO2 emissions

"Cavity wall insulation could save you around  £115 a year on your heating bill ."

Cavity wall insulation can take a matter of hours to install, and could save you around £115 a year on your heating bill, as well as reducing your carbon footprint.


Reduce your CO2 emissions

"Install draught excluders."

Install draught excluders where there are gaps and you could save around £20 per year.


 


Reduce your CO2 emissions

"Install double glazing."

Windows – if your house does not yet have double glazing, could save up to £80 a year.


Reduce your CO2 emissions

"Grants and offers are available to help you make your home more efficient."

Get some financial help. There may be grants and offers available to help you make your home more efficient.


Reduce your CO2 emissions

"Switch off appliances when not in use to save £30 per year."

Switch off appliances when not in use to save £30 per year. Leaving unused appliances on standby (which means they’re still using energy) costs around £800 million a year in the UK.


Reduce your CO2 emissions

"Only boil as much water as you need."

Only boiling as much water as you need could save you up to £25 a year (based on five kettles a day, boiling one litre more than necessary).

 


Reduce your CO2 emissions

"Hang out clothes to dry in good weather."

Hang out clothes to dry in good weather. Also, switch on the washing machine when you have a full load, and wash clothes at 30 degrees to save energy and money.


Reduce your CO2 emissions

"Take quicker showers."

Take a quick shower rather than a long bath to cut your water use in half.


Reduce your CO2 emissions

"Turn your thermostat down by 1ºC."

Turning your thermostat down by 1ºC could reduce CO2 emissions and cut your fuel bills by up to 10 per cent.


Reduce your CO2 emissions

"Try walking instead of driving for one short car journey a week."

Try walking instead of driving to replace one short car journey a week. Also, follow smarter driving tips – like keeping tyres correctly inflated – to save up to a month’s worth of fuel a year.


Reduce your CO2 emissions

"Try not to waste food."

Try not to waste food – the average UK household spends £424 a year on food that goes straight in the bin. Plan a menu for the days ahead, make shopping lists and use leftovers wisely.


Reduce your C02 emissions

"Turn the thermostat down on your hot water cylinder."

Turn the thermostat down on your hot water cylinder so that it’s set at 60 degrees Celsius or 140 degrees Fahrenheit and save.


Reduce your CO2 emissions

"Close the curtains."

Close the curtains at dusk to stop heat escaping through the windows.


Reduce your CO2 emissions

"Take a home energy check."

Answer some simple questions about your home and get a free, impartial report telling you how you can save up to £270 a year on your household energy bills. Or call the ACT ON CO2 advice line on 0800 512 012 for advice on saving energy and money in your home.


Reduce your CO2 emissions

"Replace traditional 100W lightbulbs with energy saving alternatives."

Replace traditional 100W lightbulbs with energy saving ones and you will save up to £60 over the lifetime of the new bulb.


Reduce your CO2 emissions

"Re-use and recycle everything you can."

Recycle everything your local council will collect. Much recycling is free, but bulky goods/electrical items may cost a small amount.

 


Reduce your CO2 emissions

"Fit your hot water tank with an insulating jacket."

Fitting your hot water tank with an insulating jacket will only cost a few pounds and, with all the heat it traps, it pays for itself within six months. Fit one that’s at least 75mm (3 inches) thick and you could save around £30 a year.


Reduce your CO2 emissions

"Replace your old boiler."

Replace a boiler (10-15 years old) with an energy efficient condensing boiler (‘A’ rated) and suitable controls (e.g. thermostats) and you could save up to £90 each year.

 


Reduce your CO2 emissions

"Replace white goods with energy saving equivalents."

Replace white goods with energy saving recommended appliances, and you could save between £5 and £20 each year.


Reduce your CO2 emissions

"Choose a more fuel-efficient new car."

Next time you buy a car, choose a more fuel-efficient model and you could save up to three months’ worth of fuel in a year.


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The ACT ON CO2 site during the general election

The general election (to take place on 6 May) means there are now restrictions...

7 April 2010

Low carbon rewards launch today

Government announces new feed-in tariff, open to all residents, organizations and businesses within the UK

1 April 2010

Boiler Scrappage Scheme meets its 125,000 aim

End to new vouchers as the boiler scrappage scheme meets its 125,000 aim

26 March 2010

Carbon budget report

The UK is on track to meet its first carbon budget

24 March 2010

Offshore Wind Accelerator

Announcement of a major extension of the programme worth up to £4.8m

24 March 2010

Earth Hour

Earth Hour 2010 takes place on Saturday 27 March at 8.30pm

24 March 2010

Greener Homes Strategy to cut CO2

A green transformation of Britain’s homes will take place over the next decade

19 March 2010

Carbon Capture

Industrial growth, energy security and action on climate change are the three prizes…

17 March 2010

Marine Energy Action Plan

Harnessing the full potential of marine energy could provide enough power…

15 March 2010

ACT ON CO2 roadshow

We’re in the Victoria Centre in Nottingham on Saturday 13th March…

12 March 2010

New electricity generation

The final plans for changing the way new electricity generation is connected…

3 March 2010

Gardeners urged to go ‘peat-free’ in new government campaign

A new ACT ON CO2 campaign is launched this week, urging gardeners to go ‘peat-free’…

3 March 2010

World's biggest wind turbine blades

The latest £8m funding for offshore wind technology was made available today…

18 February 2010

Energy security boost

The UK’s gas storage capacity could increase by 30%…

15 February 2010

Boiler Scrappage Scheme

54,758 vouchers have been snapped up under the Government’s Boiler Scrappage scheme…

15 February 2010

Climate change financing webcast

On Friday 12 February the Prime Minister joined a videoconference with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia…

12 February 2010

Mitigation pledges submitted to UN

Sixty-one countries have submitted mitigation pledges to the UN…

4 February 2010

Green makeover for low carbon winners

Twelve communities from across the UK are today celebrating…

4 February 2010

New nuclear for the south west

Residents of Oldbury are this weekend being asked to have their say…

3 February 2010

PM’s letter on climate change

The Prime Minister has written a letter to the chair of the Liaison Committee…

1 February 2010

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