10:10 – The year of green change

10:10 campaign logo
10:10 campaign logo

The time for debate on climate change has passed, it’s real – now it’s time to do something about it. 2010 could go down in history as the year when we decide to combat this threat, that’s if the people at 10:10 UK get their way.

10:10 UK was set up late last year as a way for people (and businesses, schools, organisations) to state they’ll make a 10% cut in the carbon emissions in 2010. Anyone can join through a simple form. There’s no tracking of your savings so you’ll just have to be trusted (You’re only be cheating yourself… and the 7 billion others on Earth…)!

As of writing, there are 53’044 individuals signed up, which is a great number, but a really small percentage of the UK’s population – I’ve already signed up and hopefully encouraged others to join but they really need to reach more people.

Some of the things I’ve done or plan to do are:

  • Replace all my lights with energy saving ones.
  • Track my electricity usage minute by minute.
  • Look into the feasibility of insulating, double glazing and making other improvements to my four hundred year old rented house.
  • Drive my car less, use public transport and cycle more.

I’ll be following up on this from time to time through out the year.

If you live outside of the UK try this site instead: http://www.1010global.org/

A Happy New year to you all.

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