How Groundworks UK rebalance the carbon emissions
We have done this by linking up with the environmental charity Groundworks UK and their Green Doctor initiative.
The Green Doctors visit homes of the elderly and underprivileged and install equipment to make their home more energy efficient. Measures include , LED lighting improved insulation and heating. This lowers the carbon emissions. It has been calculated that this process will rebalance the carbon emissions generated by the funeral process over a 2-3 year period
What are Carbon emissions?
You may be aware of carbon emissions and may have even used a carbon calculator on the internet, but we all have to make purchases and we all have to travel so we all generate carbon emissions simply by carrying out our daily activities, there are things that we can do reduce our own carbon footprint once we are aware of what are footprint actually is; for instance using public transport, or purchasing from local shops that sell locally sourced goods are good ways to reduce your own carbon footprint we can also work toward lowing the carbon footprint of our home by installing loft insulation, energy efficient boilers and lighting and by fitting insulated doors and windows these measures can have a financial benefit as well as they can help to reduce the costs of heating and lighting your home.
Every time we burn fossil fuels such as gas, coal or oil, carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere. In a natural carbon cycle, carbon dioxide is re-absorbed by plants and trees. However, we are burning fuels where the carbon dioxide has been trapped under the earth’s surface for millions of years, and we’re doing it so quickly that plants and trees that are alive now have no chance of soaking it up (and it doesn’t help that we’re cutting down rainforests as well).
The effect of all this extra carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is that the overall temperature of the planet is increasing and adding to the effect of climate change. The effects of climate change are unpredictable (from floods and hurricanes to heat waves and droughts). To try and reduce the risk of ever more extreme weather controlling our carbon emissions or working toward rebalancing them is a priority For more information Click here