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By committing to cut your emissions by 10% in 2010, you will join thousands of individuals, schools, hospitals, businesses and organisations all actively helping to combat climate change by making simple changes to their lifestyles, homes and workplaces.

More importantly, your voice will help to put pressure on the politicians to cut Britain’s emissions as quickly as the science demands. If we in the UK can prove that fast, deep cuts can be made at a national level, then we may just inspire all the other big polluting countries to follow suit.

If you would like to find out more about 10:10 who and what is involved please visit the 10:10 website.

Follow this link to read the Footprint Friends blog from the 10:10 launch event at the Tate Modern in London or you can click on any of the photos.

Below: Footprint Friends VIPs at the 10:10 launch
Below right: Famous people form the 10:10 launch
Right: the 10:10 tag made out of a recycled aeroplane! 

The simplest way to tackle your 10% cut is to use the 10:10 10 point checklist below
10:10 download fridge chart The simplest way to tackle your 10% cut is to use the 10:10 10 point checklist below


1 Fly less, holiday more
Swap plane for train, holiday nearer to home and take fewer but longer trips - same tanning time, dramatically less climate change emissions. Never ?y or only one return ?ight a year? Tick the box right now.
2 Save 10% on heating
Turn down your thermostat, turn off radiators in hallways and more jumpers all round. Then apply for a grant to insulate your loft & walls. Use your bill to see whether you cut 10% in 2010 and tick if you succeeded. Don’t use gas or oil? Tick the box.
3 Save 10% on electricity
Save big cash by changing lightbulbs, replacing old fridges & freezers and always turning stuff off. Use your bill to compare 2009 usage to 2010. Produce your own electricity from solar or wind? Tick box.
4 Drive less
Leave your car at home one day a week. Walk, cycle or take public transport. Join a car-club rather than owning your own and share your ride to work with a colleague or two. No car? Tick the box.
5 Eat better
Local, in-season fruit & veg produce the least emissions – and the less processed the better. Have one meat-free day per week – but don’t replace with just-as-bad cheese. Don’t eat meat or dairy? Tick away.
6 Buy good stuff
Less stuff made = less emissions = less climate damage. So buy high-quality things that last, repair broken stuff rather than chucking, buy & sell second-hand and borrow your neighbour’s mower. Never buy new? Really?
7 Dump less
Avoid excess packaging and buying pointless stuff that goes straight in the bin, recycle everything possible and compost your food waste. No garden or scared of worms? Let you off the composting.
8 Don’t waste food…
The average British family throws away £50 worth of food every month. So don’t buy or cook more than you need and eat up those tasty leftovers. With a smile on your face. Never ever waste a drop or morsel? Tick away.
9 … or water
Your tap water uses lots of energy – and then heating it in your home uses loads more – so take showers rather than baths, be careful when watering plants and only run full dishwashers & washing machines. Don’t use water? What, you’re an alien?
10 Feel happier
It’s Dec 2010... you’re healthier for walking & cycling, you’ve made new friends from swapping stuff & car-pooling, you’ve saved a big chunk of cash... and you know that you’re part of the global effort to prevent castastrophic climate change... Tick the box?

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