How British culture shapes how we generate carbon

“How our energy consumption is bound up with who we are.”

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Our lifestyle determines how much CO2 we produce – for example, the goods we buy – including how they are manufactured and transported:

Outsourcing our carbon footprint: how ‘our buying fuels their emissions’ – Vision Group for Sidmouth

And there are lots of other ways in which our lifestyle determines how much CO2 we are responsible for.

A really fascinating series on BBC Radio 4 looks at how British culture shapes how we generate carbon:

In this lively series, comedian and environmental economist Matt Winning looks at the ways in which unique aspects of British culture have shaped how we generate carbon, how we’ve managed to reduce emissions, and the challenges we now face to eliminate them completely. Travelling around Britain – from terraced houses to the tiniest of crofts, and from golf courses to cement factories – Matt reveals how our energy consumption is bound up with who we are.

BBC Radio 4 – Net Zero: A Very British Problem

And if it’s a matter of lifestyle, we can surely change much of how we consume energy and produce CO2:

The four lifestyle choices that most reduce your carbon footprint | Lund University

Top 10 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint and Save Money | AustinTexas.gov

What lifestyle changes will shrink your carbon footprint the most?

   
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