Climate change is a serious problem that affects us all. There is strong evidence that human emissions of greenhouse gases are changing the world's climate.
The main greenhouse gas is carbon dioxide (CO2), produced when we burn fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas for energy. Over 40 per cent of CO2 emissions in the UK come directly from what we do as individuals; for example, heating and using electricity in our homes - and driving vehicles. Flights are the next biggest source of individuals’ CO2 emissions.
Use the DirectGov Act on CO2 calculator to find out what your carbon footprint is. You'll also get a personalised action plan with recommendations about how you can help tackle climate change - including links to further information on Directgov and the Energy Saving Trust website.
After you've worked out your score then visit our environment pages to find out how you can reduce your footprint further through recycling and other environmental initiatives in Dudley.