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From the Editors
Whilst world leaders grapple with an economic transition away from a carbon economy, you might be feeling a little helpless in making a difference yourself, after all what on earth can you do? If 60 per cent of us transitioned our lifestyles away from a car- bon-hungry existence, we could rapidly transform the world’s fortunes and ultimately ours, and our children’s. For example, a 5KW solar energy system will reduce the demand for power from our dirty coal-powered gener- ators. A grey water (or, if you are off the grid, a blackwater treatment system) will recycle water and remove dangerous waste. Recycling does make a massive difference to landfill and, more impor- tantly, recycling organics and food waste can dramatically improve your soil’s fer- tility if it’s composted.
Lastly, trees are vitally important to a healthy planet. The more trees in our cities, the more rain, the cooler the con- ditions, the cleaner the air we breathe. If every home had 16 medium-sized trees planted in the garden, we would rapidly reforest the urban landscape, cleaning the air of carbon dioxide. You can make a positive change for the planet’s future; you just have to do something. One step at a time is enough…but we all have to do it.
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