Use Less Fossil Fuels
- Buy food that is locally produced. If it is produced at a farm nearby, then less fuel is needed to transport it.
- Wherever possible, avoid buying processed foods. These take more energy to produce, and fresh foods are more nutritious!
- Install solar panels on your roof at home so you can generate more renewable energy instead of relying entirely on oil, gas etc.
- Before you turn on the ignition, ask yourself if you really need to take the car. If you’re taking a short journey, why not walk or cycle instead of using more fossil fuels?
- Reduce the temperature on your heating system. One degree less will save you 10% on your bills as well as using less fuel.
More ideas on personal actions you can take to reduce your use of fossil fuels can be found on http://www.change.ie/en/.
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