Carbon Footprinting and Energy Bike in Buxton

Working with Transition Buxton we gave out 358 low energy lightbulbs to almost as many people in Buxton Town centre on Saturday 8th May.
Despite a chilly wind lots of people stopped to try out our Energy Bike which offers the chance to try to power both a low energy lightbulb and a traditional incandescent bulb using a push bike! Children and teenagers were especially keen to have a go.
A handful of people also worked out their carbon footprint using our paper tool (download it here) and received advice on how to lower their energy usage and save money at the same time. Their footprints varied from approx. 4.5 tonnes to just over 10 (compared to a national average of around nine tonnes – so not bad!)