Individuals Unite to Trim Personal Carbon Emissions

In the U.K., members of Carbon Rationing Action Groups, known as craggers, try to cut their personal carbon emissions by 10 percent each year. They turn off the TV, try not to fly and turn down the heat.

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Increasingly, companies and individuals are feeling pressure to improve their impact on the environment. Some take it a step further, and that's why today's last word in business is extreme carbon rationing. It started in the U.K. -Carbon Rationing Action Groups. Their members, known as craggers, try to cut back their personal carbon emissions by 10 percent each year. They turn off the TV and try not to fly, and they wear sweaters instead of turning on the heat. How serious are they? Some craggers imposed fines on members who don't cut down their energy use.

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