The 30 Day Shrink (Video Series)


1: Introducing the 30 Day Shrink

2: Eat plants for a day
3: Shuffle your food
4: Start a vegetable garden
5: Build a compost heap
6: Make a seasonal meal 

7: Take a purposeless walk
8: Cycle somewhere new
9: Let someone else drive
10: Improve your fuel economy
11: Research your motor
12: Plan a flightless holiday

13: Turn off your gadgets
14: Change a light bulb
15: Seal an air leak
16: Control your heating
17: Control your cooling
18: Research your intensity
19: Research solar power
20: Save some water

21: Declutter a room
22: Upcycle some junk
23: Choose a used product
24: Invest in good design
25: Recycle some waste

26: Pay a person
27: Buy a quality offset
28: Plant a tree that sucks
29: Plant flowers for bees 
30: Support broader change 

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  • Airquality Australia

    A win-win way to shrinking the carbon footprint of a home is to remove that old fireplace or wood stove. As well as creating considerable amounts of unhealthy pollution (see woodsmoke .3sc .net/health) the methane and black carbon emissions have been calculated to cause more global warming over then next 20 years (the critical period by why we expect to the global temperature increase to exceed 2 degrees) than heating several similar houses with gas or a heat pump (reverse cycle air-conditioner).

    The latest research by a science team led by Los Alamos National Laboratory shows that wood stoves create a double whammy – they coat coat soot particles produced by diesel combustion, creating a lens to focus sunlight and increase warming – woodsmoke .3sc .net/greenhouse.

  • aparent

    Stop using plastic grocery bags. And paper ones. Do you continue to use them? You do not need to. Re-useable bags (ones you already have probably, don’t buy new ones!) or ordinary cloth bags or….NO BAGS at all. These are all options. Tossing out many plastic bags per trip and driving an electric car- just not compatible behaviors.