What can I do to help?
Here are some ways you can help.
Transport is one of the biggest ways where you can make an impact on your carbon footprint. Walk or cycle wherever possible or use public transport. If you need to go by car, consider an electric one.
Improving energy efficiency by insulating our homes. Relatively simple ways such as insulating lofts, and draft-proofing doors and windows would see a big drop in energy consumption. Use energy efficient appliances where possible. Unplug devices when not in use. Smart meters can also help you keep track of the energy you use in your home.
3. Switch to renewable energy
Switch to renewable energy wherever possible, such as installing solar panels or use biomass heating in your home.
4. Think reduce, reuse, recycle
Buying fewer things from clothes to food and energy, recycling where possible and re-using items all reduces your carbon footprint.
Did you know?
As climate change is such a huge issue, we're setting up a North of Tyne Citizens' Assembly on Climate Change.
A citizens’ assembly is a group of people who are brought together to discuss an issue or issues and reach a conclusion about what they think should happen. The people who take part are chosen so they reflect the wider population – in terms of demographics (e.g. age, gender, ethnicity, social class) and sometimes relevant attitudes
Watch this space!