Tom Bawden reports for MSN:
“The dramatic changes people are required to make to cut their carbon footprints are often presented as sacrifices – but in fact a green lifestyle is very good for us indeed, a new study shows.
Researchers analysed 18 carbon-cutting measures at home and at work in areas such as food, transport and energy and assessed the impact of each on issues such as health, clean air and water quality.
Of the 306 categories they looked at, 79 per cent were positive for wellbeing, 18 per cent were neutral and only 3 per cent were negative.
At home, the only negative categories were the potential for a slight decline in education with more online learning and a minor decrease in personal security for people using ‘ridesourcing’ services, which connect drivers with passengers on apps.
Meanwhile, the rest were all good for our wellbeing, according to the study, published in the journal Nature Communications …”
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