Feel inspired to do or learn more? Here are a few websites to help you lower your carbon that I uncovered while researching my book. I've tried to suggest less well known sites.
Information on how much to eat, and healthy eating can be found on the British Nutrition Foundation.
Car share websites - www.liftshare.com/uk/.
Official database of emissions from different models of cars both new and second hand - www.vcacarfueldata.org.uk/. Best website for advising on public transport options and advice - http://www.seat61.com/. A good guide for green vehicles is www.whatgreencar.com/
Keeping the house warm
Knauf's excellent calculator to fully understand the emissions from your house http://tools.knaufinsulation.co.uk/login.asp
Sustainable energy acedemy Information on energy efficient homes in your locality you may go and visit yourself www.sustainable-energyacademy.org.uk/
Website for comparing energy used by different appliances www.energytariff.co.uk/default.aspx
The Sust-It has the best information on the energy use of appliances www.sust-it.net/
The Energy Savings Trust had a good section on appliances.
Waste not, want not
My greener home is a useful website that retails many green goods www.mygreenerhome.co.uk.
The excellent free exchange of unwanted goods "Freecycle" groups are web-housed at www.freecycle.org/group/uk/ where you can find your local group
Travel and holidays
You can look up the distances cities you are thinking of flying between at www.landings.com. A good website for green travel destinations www.greentraveller.co.uk/. One stronger on UK destinations to cut down air miles is www.ecoescape.org/. One for standard destinations trying to green up is www.green-business.co.uk/
Offsetting your carbon
I'm not a fan of offsetting but one website where you buy up European Union Emissions Trading Scheme permits and increase the cost of carbon in the EU is www.sandbag.com.
Greening your community
If you want to work with like minded people locally Cambridge Carbon Footprint cambridgecarbonfootprint.org/ helps people set up carbon conversations and there are many groups through the UK. Carbon Reduction Action Groups www.carbonrationing.org.uk/ is a similar network. The transition town movement is active in many communities www.transitiontowns.org/. 10:10 encourages people, public bodies and businesses to cut back on their emissions www.1010uk.org/.
Happy carbon pollution cutting!