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Buy fairly traded food and drinkHelpDid you know: When you buy food from overseas, try to buy fairly traded products - such as those certified by Fairtrade - which encourages investment in people - promoting social justice, local economic development and fair prices.
Reduce your car use for short journeys, especially those under two milesHelpDid you know: Over 1/4 of all car journeys made in the UK are less than two miles. Walking, cycling or taking public transport instead will help reduce congestion and carbon dioxide emissions and could also reduce your overall footprint by about 4%. Walking and cycling are ideal low-carbon ways to get fitter and to get to know your local area.
Draw your curtains at duskHelpDid you know: This will stop heat escaping through the windows when the temperature drops outside at night.
Avoid over-packaged products
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Grow your own fruit and vegHelpDid you know: Growing your own fruit and vegetables reduces all the energy and waste which normally goes into getting food from the field to your plate - such as transport, refrigeration and packaging. And you can monitor the amount and type of fertiliser and nutrients used to grow your food.
Reduce your food miles and avoid buying produce which has been air freighted to the UKHelpDid you know: Per mile, air freighting releases 10 times more CO2 than goods transported by road and 50 times more than sea freighted goods. Reading the labels can help you to find out the country of origin of your food, and retailers can tell you how it was delivered to the store. This will help you make informed choices about the distance your food has travelled before it lands on your plate.
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