Monthly themes

Each month in 2010, we'll be focusing on a different way to cut your carbon. Here's how it works...

January: Lighting

Bring your costs and carbon from lighting down to size and get on your way to 10% with our low-carbon lighting tips. But this won't be the standard 'change your bulbs' nag. From dimmer switches to halogen spotlights, we'll show you how to boldly go where no energy-saving bulbs have gone before. Hold tight.

February: Insulating

We all want a warm, comfortable home, and paying extra to heat the world outside is no-one’s idea of a good time. As luck would have it, the best ways to cut your carbon at home are also the best ways to banish the chills. February is insulation month.

March: Planting

Spring has sprung, and it's the perfect time to get outside and try growing your own fruit and veg.

April: Travelling

Everyone's booking their summer break this month. Avoid airport misery with a climate-friendly getaway.

May: Shopping

Hit the high street without hitting the climate - in May the focus is on carbon-conscious consuming.

June: Saving

In June, we'll be hunting down (and ruthlessly eliminating) wasted energy around the house. The writing's on the wall for electricity-hogging appliances and gas-guzzling boilers.

July: Eating

In July, we're taking carbon off the menu with local, seasonal deliciousness. If you did any planting back in March, now's the time to enjoy the fruit (and veg) of your labour.

August: Playing

Whether you're hitting the festivals or walking the hills, August is the month to get outdoors for a climate-friendly summer.

September: Driving

Going back to the commute and the school run doesn't have to mean getting back in the car. In September we're looking at the best ways to drive smart when the car's a must, and leave it at home when it's not.

October: Fixing

Our big day in October is, you guessed it, 10/10/10. With help from our friends at, we'll be creating the biggest ever day of climate action. More soon…

November: Heating

It’s getting cold again, so November will be time to get our heating systems into shape. And look out for a special 10:10 freebie to help you save money and energy.

December: Giving

With Xmas coming, December will focus on low-carbon giving. Click back for more information soon.