Monday, 21 May 2012

Hot Drinks Warming The Planet Too?

If you want to know what small changes in your behavior can mean for the overall health of the planet then look no further than this infographic from the other side of the pond in the UK. They are well known for drinking a lot of tea over there and when you drill down into the numbers it is quite staggering just how much greenhouse gas is emitted because of this habit. It turns out that you would have to drive some two and a half billion miles in an average car to generate as much emissions as hot drinks do in a year.

It makes you wonder about what other small changes we could make to our lives that would lead to huge collective savings in our carbon footprint. Maybe this strategy would work better than trying to get people to make huge, drastic changes which they are much more likely to resent or simply fail at.
Steve Waller runs his own green living blog, aptly named Green Steve and wants to educate and inform people about the ways they can reduce their overall impact on the environment. With posts on recycling, clean energy, green travel and more, his blog has a wealth of useful information.

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