Welcome to the CAfS guide to sustainable living and reducing your carbon footprint.

In this section, you’ll find lots of information and resources to help you green up your lifestyle.

Make the change!

A volunteer from PACT helps repair a CD player at the Penrith Repair Cafe in August 2018If you’re like most people, your carbon footprint and your impact on the environment come from a few main aspects of your life:

  • the energy you use at home
  • transport and holidays
  • food
  • shopping
  • waste

So, if you want to lower your carbon footprint and tread a little more lightly on the world, these are a good place to start. Explore our guides below, for practical advice to help you make changes.

How big is your carbon footprint?

If you’d like to know what your carbon footprint is now, there are online tools to help you work it out. Some footprint calculators are more comprehensive than others, but they’ll give you a rough idea of your carbon emissions and how you compare to the average person in the UK and other countries.

As you make changes to your lifestyle, you can use the calculator to track reductions in your carbon footprint.

Here are a few you could try:

CAfS guides to sustainable living

Browse our lifestyle guides below for practical steps you can take to reduce your carbon footprint.

Don’t forget to also visit the For your home section, where you’ll find guides and tips to help you use less energy at home.