* Unite with business to get the most damaging products out of the shops and replace them with environmental products. For example, television sets that use less power on standby.
* Bring in affordable hybrid cars.
* Encourage alternative fish to cod, which is over-fished.
* Give consumers up-to-date energy information, so they can manage their energy use, by getting smart meters into every home by 2012.
* Make all schools and hospitals carbon neutral by 2015.
* Automatically give travellers the option to carbon offset their flights, to demonstrate the environmental impact of flying.
* Develop a working economic model to track the links between national income, consumption growth and resources by 2008.
One of the organization's co-chairs, Ed Mayo, noted that sustainable consumption has to be the "easier choice" for consumers in order to get Brits buying green on a regular basis. We couldn't agree more, and look forward to seeing how the UK goes about making green purchasing the automatic choice for consumers. :: The Independent