Unser Anteil am Klimawandel: Wie viel CO² produzieren wir jährlich?

Footprints Neil Baird

David & Lindsay, 4.6-6.9 Tonnen CO²

David hat die letzten zwei Jahre ihrem neuen „Zero CO² home“ gewidmet. Lindsay ist Beraterin für den Staatssektor und für Charity. Die zwei haben, bis zur Fertigstellung ihres Hauses, zwei Jahre lang in einem Containerhaus gewohnt.

‘Climate change is theoretically the most important issue. It’s the fundamentals of it all. In reality it comes and goes in its importance in our life. But on big decisions it certainly plays a part. Often you kind of forget about it and get on with life, especially with little ones. But it definitely matters in terms of how we’ve structured our lives, we may just not necessarily think about it every day. We purposefully live in a area where we can walk to shops and we can walk to our friends, but on a day-to-day basis we just walk without thinking about the fact that we’re not driving there or that we’re helping to combat climate change.
When we built the house, our vision was to live almost carbon neutral. And we knew that we could never do that with retro-fitting an old house and also creating a really nice space for the family, a space where we knew we could host people and live. We wanted to contribute to the community, or the sense of community – for people to come and spend time here – we like to open up to people and try to be there for people when they need it. The idea is about hosting and being an
open place.’
*6.9 Tonnen CO² basierend auf der Zeit, in der sie in einem Containerhaus (Portacabin) gelebt haben
*4.6 Tonnen CO² basierend auf den Daten, die die zwei bisher durch das Leben in ihrem neuen Haus, in den Rechner eingeben konnten

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