Tread Lightly With the Guardian
Regular readers will know that I quote regularly from the Guardian Environment website. Well they've now launched a new community site, Tread Lightly, to encourage people into a low carbon lifestyle so that they come together to save the planet.
People who sign up will find a different pledge every week that, if they act on it, will help them reduce their CO2 emissions. The pledges are all quite simple, achievable things: like changing your light bulbs for energy efficient ones, take showers not baths, recycle all of your newspapers this week, turn down your heating by one degree and recycle your glass this week. You will get gentle reminders of your pledges, plus a running total of your achievements and a forum to discuss the issues.
And there's more: a competition to win a G-Wiz car and a free bag giveaway. Anyone who completes a pledge by the end of November will be automatically entered into a competition to win a G-Wiz electric car. Anyone who completes 12 pledges by the end of February 2008 will be sent a free Tread Lightly cotton shopping bag. .
Sounds like a good idea to me so I've agreed to support it on this blog. And they're not paying me!