carbon footprint and offsets

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Calculating your carbon footprint will help to see not only how much you’re contributing to climate change but also what activities contribute most; electricity, heating or travel.

But beware, it uses very low figures for emissions from flying, multiply by 3 for a sensible figure.

Some sites offer more detailed calculators, eg
but different calculators often produce different figures!

Or contact an energy advisor, Stretton Climate Care, ReaVen or the Household Energy Service.


Carbon Offsets
Are often offered as a way of massaging guilt over high carbon emissions. It’s important to get your carbon emissions down as much as possible.

Once that’s done, or for occasional luxuries, carbon offsetting can play a limited role, see


Carbon Trust

Energy saving and carbon reduction issues. Includes information on financial help available to organisations and businesses.

Dave Green Energy Services

Local, independent energy advice, assessments and training. Home energy visits, advice on the Renewable Heat Incentive, thermal imaging, and energy performance certificates. 

01743 360055


They are an environmental consultancy based in Shropshire, working on projects all over the UK.

Their speciality is providing guidance on environmental issues surrounding more technically demanding projects in the waste and renewable energy sectors.

Hilley Farm
nr Nescliffe
01743 343403

Household Energy Service - Lightfoot

Run by Lightfoot, a registered charity, based in Bishop’s Castle but also available elsewhere (see website) uses volunteers to do household energy surveys and carbon footprints. Finalists in the national Big Green Challenge. Also offering thermal imaging and business energy surveys and arranging Eco Homes open days.