What can you do?

Ever wondered how you can help fight climate change? Find out more about what you can do below.

Buy wisely

Everything you buy has a carbon footprint, but the production of items that may appear similar on the surface can impact on the amount of greenhouse gases they produce. Considering the impact of your purchases and looking for lower carbon alternatives can reduce your carbon footprint.

The amount of carbon that goes into producing certain household items and products varies, this is sometimes called your secondary carbon footprint. You can find out about the carbon footprint of some of your purchases.

Clothing has a relatively high impact on the climate. You can compare the environmental practices of some clothing brands.

Banks and financial services can also fund activities that contribute to carbon emissions, find out the impact of your bank or building society on the environment.

Page updated: 08/09/2021 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council

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