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    Cut your footprint by 75%,

    one week at a time

    The Carbon Diet

  • JO Clay's Carbon Diet

    Cut your carbon footprint, one week at a time. Data in the 'Notes' section.

    8. Eat less red meat

    Swap a weekly serve of beef or lamb for a serve once each month instead.

    Combined with previous week's tips, this saves 3.3 tonnes carbon per person per year.

    7. Eat more plants

    Cut meat consumption to the Dietary Guideline limit of 455g each week to save 0.4 tonnes carbon per person per year.

    Combined with previous week's tips, this saves 3.1 tonnes carbon per person per year.

    6. Flights

    Cut your flying by 50% to save 0.8 tonnes of carbon per person per year.

    Combined with previous week's tips, this saves 2.6 tonnes carbon per person per year. We're all looking forward to post-COVID flights but let's enjoy the local too! 

    5. Drive less

    Cut your driving by 50% or carpool to save 1 tonne of carbon.

    Combined with last week's tip to get off gas, this saves 1.8 tonnes of carbon per person per year.

    4. Get off gas

    Swapping from household gas to electricity saves 0.8 tonnes carbon per person per year.

    Yay! Combined with last week's tip to cut driving in half, you save 1.8 tonnes carbon per person per year.

    3. Ride a Bike

    Ride to work each day and save 1 tonne of carbon per person per year.

    Join me each week to cut 8 tonnes from your carbon footprint.

    2. Electric Vehicles

    Swapping from a petrol or diesel car to an EV saves 1.7 tonnes carbon per person per year.

    Join me each week to cut 8 tonnes from your carbon footprint.

    1. Welcome to the Carbon Diet

    I've been on a Carbon Diet for the past two years. I've slashed my carbon footprint, one week at a time.

    Join me each week to can cut 8 tonnes from your carbon footprint. See 'Notes' for calculations & sources.

  • The world is on on a crash diet.

    Not to count carbs, but carbon.

    We've joined the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit global warming to 1.5°C.

    But like so many diets, this one might not stick.

    Australians are the great diet cheats.

    We've got one of the biggest footprints but we've pledged a tiny cut.

    Bushfires, storms, drought & flood. If everyone follows our lead, the world will be in climate chaos.

    I cut back by 75%.

    I took simple steps anyone can take. I ran one-week experiments and did the math.

    Ride a bike or drive a Leaf? Cut food waste, plastic or Ewaste? Read on to see what works.

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