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Carbon Neutral Explained – All You Need to Know About Carbon Neutrality

What does carbon neutral actually mean? How can it help you reduce your impact on our planet? Get the answers in Giki’s jargon buster What is carbon neutral Every year billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide are emitted into the atmosphere. The only way to avoid this leading to accelerating climate change is to cut

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Reduce, Replace, Repair – A practical pathway for individuals to Reach Net Zero

Reaching Net Zero is possible In September 2019 4 million people around the world joined the Global Climate Strike. By the start of 2020, 1,400 local governments in 28 countries had declared a climate emergency and by October 1,000 businesses had signed up to Science Based Targets. What this highlights is that more and more

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Giki Zero: Your step by step guide to a sustainable life

Giki Zero is here. It’s a free, fully interactive website to help you to understand, track and lighten your footprint on the planet. It’s mobile friendly too! Here’s how it can help: It uses objective, transparent data that is easy to understand, drawing on the best scientific and academic research available. Why use it? Since lockdown,

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5 steps to reduce your carbon footprint in lockdown

The majority of people in the UK have enjoyed cleaner air since lockdown says a recent YouGov survey for the RSA. There are also lots of changes, such as cooking more from scratch, local deliveries and exercise outside that people report enjoying. Some of the changes have also had a positive impact on the environment, as well

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Low Carbon dinners

When it comes to low carbon cooking, the key is choosing the right ingredients. Generally fruit and vegetables (not air freighted though!) are low carbon, as are beans, pulses, pasta and lentils. Food like eggs, milk and fish have a medium carbon footprint and chicken, cheese and pork have a high footprint. Red meats like

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