People in Castlebar will have the opportunity
to 'Know Your Number' at the Government’s Climate Change
Awareness Campaign Roadshow on Thursday July 17 at Tesco,
Market Square, Castlebar from 1pm to 7pm.
The Change team will be on hand to show
people in Castlebar how to calculate their carbon count number
and to learn what impact their daily activities are having
on climate change.
“Everybody in Ireland has an impact on climate
change - our carbon count number. The biggest contributor
to climate change is carbon dioxide, which mostly comes from
burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil, gas and peat” - says
Lorraine Fitzgerald, Change spokesperson.
“Much of what we do involves the use of
energy generated through burning these fossil fuels - so,
the way we live, work and travel has a huge bearing on climate
To Know Your Number, log on to the
carbon calculator at Change.ie - Click
Here - it only takes five to ten minutes.
As well as calculating an individual’s carbon
count number, the calculator provides advice and goals on
how to reduce that number - which also helps to save money.