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Living a 1.5C lifestyle

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Green & Ethical MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Green & Ethical MoneySaving
I've been following this on Treehugger and thought it might be interesting to people on here.

The linked report, "1.5-Degree Lifestyles: Targets and options for reducing lifestyle carbon footprints", analyses the carbon footprint of household lifestyles and how changes can contribute to meeting the ambitious 1.5-degree inspirational target envisaged by the Paris Agreement on climate change.

More information on treehugger, with an article on what foods you can eat to maintain a 1.5 degree lifestyle (it's a bit of a lighter read too):

Our family are doing our best to reduce our carbon footprint, and we come close to the 1.5 degree diet as we are vegan, so we don't have a dairy or meat footprint. Once our mini smallholding (orchard, vegetable patch and herb garden) are up and running we will be able to eat some carbon zero foods.

Where we fall down is transport - we have a diesel car and my job often involves a lot of travel, some of which is international. Our house is also a leaky pile of stone and so while we have a 100% renewable energy supplier, we need to keep on with improvements to our thermal envelope to reduce our energy requirements.

So we're not hitting the 1.5C requirements we are moving in the right direction!
5.18 kWp PV systems (3.68 E/W & 1.5 E).
Solar iBoost+ to two immersion heaters on 300L thermal store.
Vegan household with 100% composted food waste
Mini orchard planted and vegetable allotment created.
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