Carbon emissions reduced
A CHALLENGE to Bundaberg residents to lower their carbon emissions has resulted in a drop of about 1400 tonnes.
Wide Bay Volunteers ran the successful Low Carbon Diet program with the Queensland Government.
Project co-ordinator Michelle Wolff said the program had been developed to raise awareness about carbon usage.
“The aim was to have each household reduce their carbon emissions by 2000kg,” she said.
“We gave people tips on how to reduce emissions, including servicing cars, planting trees, sticking no junk mail signs on the letterbox and changing light bulbs.”
She said the organisation had been overwhelmed by the response, with most people able to halve emissions.
Participants went into a draw to win a washing machine, which was won by Kay Wust.