A new website which calculates the value of carbon reduction pledges has been launched in Birmingham for residents who want to help the environment.
The www.birminghamcuttingco2.co.uk site allows visitors to say what they promise to do to make their lifestyles greener - and then calculates the promised action into its CO2 value.
Anyone who lives or works in the city is being encouraged to make a pledge as the actions, if carried out, will help the city cut carbon emissions by 60% by 2026, compared to 1990 levels.
Written pledges will be accepted during the Birmingham Climate Change Festival 2010, being staged mainly in Centenary Square between June 5 and 7.
Councillor Paul Tilsley, chairman of the Be Birmingham partnership, said: "Whether you live or work in the city or both, the birminghamcuttingco2 website gives you a way to focus your green efforts.
"Everyone has a role to play in cutting carbon emissions and the benefits are huge - saving money on fuel bills and improving the environment in terms of reduced emissions being the most significant.
"It only takes a few minutes to make a pledge and I would encourage people to take a few moments out of their time because the end result is well worth it."
The site is run by the Birmingham Environmental Partnership, which is part of the Be Birmingham local strategic partnership. It brings together government, business and voluntary sector organisations in Birmingham to work towards the best possible outcomes for the city's environment.
The Birmingham Cutting CO2 campaign was launched in 2007, and the Birmingham Cutting CO2 website is part of the CRed community - a national project to reduce carbon emissions.