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My Green Manifesto

I realised early on that breaking the bounds of my own apathy was going to have to happen in two phases. Yes, I eventually want to become more of an activist, taking a stand on issues which matter.

But first I need to limit the impact my own existence has on the planet. So here it is, my green manifesto to cut my carbon footprint and the damage I do to the environment. I hope to have achieved all thest things by the end of 2008, so I can start the new year with a clean slate.

My Green Manifesto

  1. Replace my old lightbulbs with energy efficient ones
  2. Recycle everything: glass bottles, plastic bottles, every scrap of paper and metal
  3. Unplug anything I’m not using
  4. Eat less meat (see my previous post)
  5. Drink only fairtrade coffee
  6. Buy in season food from local, independent suppliers
  7. Keep the thermostat down 2 degrees
  8. Buy organic food where I can
  9. Drive much, much less
  10. Get a bike, and cycle to work!
  11. Never use another plastic bag – reusable’s all the way
  12. Consume less water
  13. …and by the end of the year, I’m want to have planted at least one tree!

So there it is. 13 things I have come up with. This blog is supposed to be about me making these changes, talking through how I’m going to make it happen, and (fingers crossed) showing off the results.

If I’ve missed any off then post them on the comments below and I’ll add them! Here’s to making a difference.

Heres to making a difference

Here's to making a difference

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