More and more of us are becoming aware of the urgency of the need to decarbonise our lifestyles.

The latest warning from the IPCC gives us only 10 years to cut global emissions in half, or risk catastrophic damage to our climate. Whether you’ve gone solar or not, you may be thinking about how to reduce your carbon footprint. But where do you start?

We’ve put some ideas together into a 12 step plan, so you can tackle one of these points each month throughout the year. This helps to avoid burning out by focusing on one area at a time, and making it more likely any changes will stick. Some of them may prove too challenging for your personal circumstances, but they’re still worth being aware of even if you can’t yet implement them in your own life. Each will make a significant impact towards cutting your personal greenhouse gas emissions as well as influencing broader positive changes in society.

Let’s dive in.

1. Switch to renewable energy supplier

Household electricity use accounts for 16% of an average person’s carbon footprint. But where does our electricity come from?

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