What’s the opportunity?
Sir David Attenborough and others have highlighted the United Nations’ warning that we have until just 2030 to cut global CO2 emissions.
The great news is that almost all actions that cut CO2 lead to improved quality of life, health and happiness.
What’s in it
Can you really improve your quality of life and emit less CO2? Yes, and we have 25 years of experience showing how.
Whether it is a small step like buying a toaster that lasts 5 times as long, or a big step like insulating your home, choices that save CO2 usually increase your well-being.
The gift of low carbon
You can now purchase carbon offsets through Carbon Savvy.
Read more about how carbon offsets can make a real difference to the levels of CO2 in the atmosphere, year on year, and offset your carbon footprint. You can also gift offsets by putting the name of your friend or family member onto the certificate.
“Carbon Savvy will come to be seen as a turning point in our approach to sustainability. This is the highest praise I could offer anything or anybody in these times of upheaval!”
TIM SMIT – FOUNDER OF EDEN PROJECT
What’s the opportunity?
So the United Nations and climate science say we have until just 2030 to cut global CO2 emissions. If we don’t do it, we risk the ability of future generations to be able to survive on this beautiful planet.
The good news is that most actions that save CO2 increase quality of life, health and wellbeing, and can save money too. Decarbonisation is also one of our biggest economic opportunities. Our low carbon society after 2030 will be a big step forwards for quality of life, and we’ll be healthier and happier! Read on to find out why.
What’s in it for me?
It might sound too good to be true, but improving your quality of life really can save CO2
Why is this so? The five lifestyle areas that take up most of our money and time are keeping warm, transport, food, shopping and holidays. Let’s look at keeping warm as an example. To keep ourselves warm and improve our quality of life, we can insulate our homes. This makes us more comfortable, reduces dampness making us less susceptible to respiratory problems, and can save so much money on fuel bills that it’s one of the highest returning investments available today. And insulating your home can save up to 80% of your CO2 emissions in this lifestyle area. That’s how improving your quality of life reduces your carbon footprint from keeping warm.
This is just one example – improving your quality of life reduces CO2 emissions in other lifestyle areas too.
Top level carbon calculators
One of the most satisfying ways to get started is to calculate your carbon footprint. Knowing your baseline gives you the feel good factor of seeing your results. Your carbon footprint is private just like your bank balance so don’t feel you need to tell anyone about it. If anyone asks you can say “I’m on track for 10% reductions this year.”
For a quick answer, our Taster Calculator only takes 1 minute. You’ll find it fascinating to see which lifestyle areas create the most and least CO2 in your own life – it’s nearly always surprising!
If you’d like more detail and accuracy our Popular Calculator takes around 5 minutes. And if you want a calculator with full details showing the smallest of improvements in your carbon footprint, click here for the Full Calculator . All our calculators are based on the best reputed carbon calculators on the world wide web.
The 10 steps to a planet positive footprint
Carbon Savvy is here to help you navigate the journey to a planet positive lifestyle, and we’re enthusiastic to show you why it’s easy and fun. We realise that everyone comes to this from a different place, so we’ve created a website with several ways to engage. Whether you are new to this and want to understand the challenge and opportunity of climate change, are more interested in how saving CO2 can improve your quality of life, or want to go straight to finding out your footprint and taking the 10 steps to save CO2, we want you to start from where you are, and ensure that, as the saying goes, ‘all the way to heaven is heaven!’