Friday, March 6, 2009

Carbon Fast for Lent: Insulate!

DAY 10 – FRIDAY 6 MARCH: “Wrapping up: Investigate how you can better insulate your home – cavity wall, solid wall, floor and loft insulation—in some cases this can be subsidised and will help with [UK only] Home Information Pack and Energy Performance Certificates for landlords and home sellers. Bonus: Encourage your workplace or church to wrap up too.” — Carbon Fast for Lent

Yep, it’s true: people in Britain are eligible for subsidized insulation. See the good things that can happen when one’s country is a signatory to the Kyoto Protocal?

For those of us in the U.S., you might want to check out the Department of Energy’s page on tax credits for energy-efficient things here. This includes a credit for up to 30% ($1200 max.) of the cost of installing insulation.

Today’s mitzvah: Check out The People’s Ratification Project, which is a petition campaign to get the U.S. on board with the Kyoto Protocol.

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