Making Christmas Count

Making Christmas Count

Count on Me has had a busy year after its launch in June 2016. The year ended with a Christmas campaign to encourage people to think about how they could reduce their impact on the planet over the festive season, and make their Christmas count.

The Count on Me team were out in Bournemouth Square on a busy shopping Saturday before Christmas to show how it is possible to enjoy the festivities and yet reduce emissions by up to 1500kgs CO2. They were giving advice on how to reduce spending and choose gifts wisely, encouraging people to think about reducing their waste of food and energy.

Other tips, which can also be incorporated throughout the year, included choosing low carbon food, like meat-free options and buying locally sourced produce, limiting travel and using public transport.

The campaign designed by Angela Fendley and run with the support of Transition Bournemouth and the BH green Group has already saved almost 400,000kgs of CO2 – that’s equivalent to filling the Bournemouth Balloon 40 times over! The carbon counter is an easy concept to grasp and offers an ideal opportunity to talk to people about our changing climate and how we can learn to live more sustainably.