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Postby Tiffychan » Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:01 am

Hi there don't know if anyone knows about this but theres a new climate change campaign called 10:10 which is getting the UK to cut there carbon emission by 10%. This is a great idea and we have to do animations for it in college anways. Theres a site for it where you could sign up and find ways to cut your emission by 10% =D http://www.1010uk.org/
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Postby poohcarrot » Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:58 pm

A very worthy cause. :P

On reading the 10:10 site, I was amazed to see that the average British family throws away 50 pounds worth of food a month. That's a lot of money!:shock:
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Postby Tiffychan » Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:54 pm

Yeh it is rather scary reading all of this stuff. Lets just hope some people will listen and help =/

I've signed up and started turning stuff off standby its just little things that help too =)

Ah i was talking to a friend about it and she was saying how she leaves her 2 pcs on all day =/ poor polar bears xD
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Postby chris.ph » Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:43 pm

we dont throw any food out in our house pooh the dog eats it :)
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Postby Tiffychan » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:07 pm

We hardly throw out any food, always make sure we make enough and not to much =)
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:08 pm

I certainly don't throw any away. I only buy what I'm going to eat and make sure that I do. But I do know people who buy far too much and then it goes to waste. :(
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Postby Tiffychan » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:10 pm

its not just a waste of money when you throw out stuff its a waste buying to much. Some people will spend over £100 a week for food shopping alone
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Postby chris.ph » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:14 pm

we spend on average about £80 a week on grub but if i go shopping it might go up to £120 never let an ex chef go food shopping :lol:
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Postby Tiffychan » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:19 pm

we userd to spend alot on shoppin but now we only get the stuff we really need
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:57 pm

I admit that when the kids were younger and living at home I wound up letting stuff go... Now, just the hubby and I usually try not to waste so much and with 20 barn cats (more or less, depending on the wandering rascals) very little actually gets thrown out. Cats will eat ANYTHING almost and actually :shock: seem to enjoy it MORE if it is a little off. Go figure.

I really try to be Green, and it is a hard thing to do when you start when you are older, but every small change makes a difference. I am learning to switch power strips off when not needed and switched over to all the new fluorescent bulbs Years ago. That, all by itself, cut my electric bill almost in half back then. I worked third shift so when I was home, I was up all night. :lol:
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Postby Tiffychan » Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:04 pm

Yeh we changed all the light bulbs over and turn stuff of at the plug if we aint using it. and turn the heating down and just wear a jumper :P
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Postby kakaze » Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:52 pm

Flourescent bulbs use less power, but they contain mercury, which is toxic, and emit UV light which is hard on the eyes. Diode lights use even less energy than flourescent lights (I think), and don't have either of these problems.

I save both money & food by cooking from scratch and eating in season. In our house we have a kitchen rule "eat what you take". You needn't take much, but whatever you take, you have to finish. Leftovers get made into casseroles. Once we've bought a house, I want to get a couple of chickens (for eggs) and a pygmy goat (for eating kitchen scraps and maybe producing milk).

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Postby wicked woman » Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:29 pm

I'm having cavity wall insulation done on tuesday. It's a new scheme from the government. We pay £149 and power companies pay the rest. Thus grabbing back some of their excess profit.... and stopping them making so much money in future. :lol:
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Postby Tiffychan » Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:09 am

Yeh i think thats the main problem paying for the stuff. People wont have it done coz it cost too much =/
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Postby chris.ph » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:31 pm

cavity wall insulation is a complete waste of time and bridges the cavity which was put there for a purpose to stop damp, i will garuntee within 2 yrs you will have damp in your house. do not do it, the stuff is useless and will damage your house :!:
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