Saturday, 26 September 2009


In the last few weeks the momentum behind 1010 has been building, hopefully you have at least heard about their goal to get everyone to commit to cutting 10% of emissions in 2010, maybe you have even signed up?

Obviously we already help in many ways, I have planted 6 trees in the last few years as well as prunning 4 others which are already in my garden and allotment. Growing your own veg drastically cuts down on the food miles (I don't think miles walked counts) and we are all more aware of climate change as we have wet summers and hot sutumns.

But I still own a car, I still use gas and electriciy as well as water. Worst of all I still have to buy food from Tesco, most of which is overpackaged. At work I have less control over the environment so I recycle less of my waste and spend my day in front of a computer.

I have signed up to 1010 and am committed to making as many changes as I can to cut my emissions, hopefully I will see the immediate affect on my utility bills but I also hope to see the long term affect on my allotment, I really hope to continue growing cabbages and leeks, somehow I don't think an entire allotment of grapes and peaches will have the same appeal.

Join me and make a different:


Anonymous said...

I think its a great idea....just not sure if I can do it, but I'll give it a bash.

At work, i have started to take home the tea bags for the compost bin, and I make sure that I take the plastic milk cartons and glass to the recycling bins at Asda.

Good luck!

Amy said...

I think every little helps. Sometimes when you can't quite be bothered to take that extra step remembering the 1010 can be enough motivation to just do it.

I haven't got a grand plan on how to cut 10% but I reckon I'll just start with the little things and see where it takes me.

Liz said...

I've signed up as well. It's going to be tough though - I've already cut my carbon footprint to 3.5 tonnes but ditching my car, air travel and loads of other things. It's going to be tough to make anymore cuts now until major changes are made to energy infrastructure. :-(