How do Salford residents contribute to climate change?

We all contribute to the amount of CO2 that is released into the atmosphere. Simple things like making unnecessary car journeys, not switching off lights and leaving the TV on standby all have an impact on the environment. The amount of CO2 each person releases into the atmosphere is known their 'carbon footprint’. You can answer a short questionnaire to get an estimate of your carbon footprint using the WWF calculator.

There are lots of things you can do to help reduce your carbon footprint:

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Switch to a renewable energy supplier and save on your bills too! Use the Switch and Save tool to find out more.


Make changes to your home like installing solar panels or improving your insulation. Find out if you qualify for a Green Homes Grant to help with the costs.

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Love food, hate waste! Cutting down your food waste can have a big impact on your carbon footprint. Visit the Love Food Hate Waste website for tips on how!


Change the way you travel to walk, cycle or use public transport more.


Cut down the amount of meat in your diet – going ‘meat free’ for just one day a week can make a big difference to your carbon footprint


Switch lights off when you leave the room and unplug your electronic devices when they are not in use.

Next page: Salford’s Climate Emergency Declaration


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