Justin Rowlatt and his family were told to “go green” for an entire year to see by how much they could cut their carbon footprint. Justin is a BBC reporter and was doing his research for Newsnight. This is an excellent series of reports because it brings many questions about ‘going green’ within a household to ground level. There are fairly simple explanations as to what this family’s choices are and more importantly, why some options just don’t make sense.
To help them understand the more technical aspects of measuring their carbon footprint Professor Tim Jackson of Surrey University is brought in. He comes out with some eye opening statistics. What tops off this series of ‘Ethical Man’ is how it shows the difficulties the Rowlatt family go through as they attempt to make changes for the better.
You may think you know it all when it comes to ‘greening’ your household and family but we bet you don’t. Watch the following to find out;
Also take a look at Ethical man’s Top Ten Tips for ethical living.