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Gordon Brown visits our Low Carbon Community

12 September 2008

Ahead of Gordon Brown's unveiling of the £910 million extra for fuel measures, the Prime Minister paid a visit to one of our Low Carbon Community and Echo Action homes. Susan Sheehan of Balham, South London, is a founding member Hyde Farm CAN and has reduced her carbon emissions by a massive 58% over a one year period through a number of energy saving measures and behavioural changes. These included:

  • Buying local and organic food where possible and avoiding the supermarket
  • Not wasting food
  • Applying a better use of the heating controls
  • Installing secondary glazing and draught proofing
  • Not flying for a year
  • Reduced car use

The Sheehan family has now reduced their household's carbon footprint from 11.58t per person per year, to less than 5t.

To see Gordon Brown visiting Susan's home click on the link here.

Or see the full interview on You Tube

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