A typical person in the UK will be responsible for a massive 7 to 15 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions each year.
In the UK (and probably most of the world), the main causes of carbon dioxide emissions are road transport, domestic heating and electricity generation.
Reducing any of these will reduce an individual’s carbon emissions.
Some ways to involve children include:
- Choose food from local sources when shopping.
Run a ‘lunchbox challenge’ to encourage children to bring food to school that is locally-sourced and so has not travelled many food miles
- Grow vegetables in the school grounds or encourage children to grow them at home. Several vegetables and herbs can be grown in pots
- Children could contact the local council to ask if locally sourced food is used for school dinners