Climate change emergency in Derbyshire: Eight ways in which you can help

We can't stop climate change, but we can prevent it getting much worse.

Thursday, 16th May 2019, 4:35 pm
Climate change

Derbyshire County Council unveiled its Climate and Carbon Reduction Manifesto this week and pledged it will do all it can to reduce its carbon footprint, cut waste, reduce emissions and improve the environment. But what are the things you can be doing at home to help? In conjunction with Friends of the Earth here are eight top suggestions.

Scientists say cutting down on meat and dairy is the single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact. Search for local farm shops to get seasonal ingredients.
Just a short email can help. Write to your MP over your concerns about climate change.

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Petrol and diesel cars spew out lots of climate-wrecking emissions.Top up your fitness and tackle climate change at the same time by cycling or walking. Too tired? Take the bus.
In just 5 minutes you can switch to a green-energy provider, without any disruption to your supply. Every person choosing a green tariff adds to the movement for more renewables.
Fracking is a process to extract shale gas and shale oil. Burning these fossil fuels contributes to climate change.
Your carbon emissions will be sky high if you fly frequently.
Turning off lights and unplugging appliances will help, but your heating could be undoing all your good work. Make a dent in your carbon emissions by properly insulating your home.