The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report, October 2018, made it plain that we must cut our carbon emissions by half in the next 10 years to say below 1.5oC global warming and so prevent devastating climate destruction.
So this year’s eco tips give lots of handy tips for every household to understand and control their carbon emissions, as an act of love for Christ’s creation and our fellow human beings.
The average UK citizen currently generates an average of 12 tonnes of carbon emissions a year. If each member of your congregation shaves off 1 tonne a year and encourages their family and friends to do the same we are well on the way to halving our emission in the next 10 years.
1 tonne = 1000 kilograms (kg)
1 kg = 1000 grams (g)
CO2e = carbon dioxide equivalent. There are a variety of different greenhouse gases that are contributing to making the earth warmer, such as methane, nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide. But to make it simpler all our greenhouse gases are measured in carbon dioxide equivalents.
Thank you to our collegues in the Diocese of Leeds for sharing this information.