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Said SolarSwitch Director Adam Tesoriero. 1kW supplied & installed for $3990* (after rebates, *conditions apply) One Degree of Change News Limited's Climate Change Initiative s part of its One Degree initiative to tackle climate change, News Limited A is implementing measures to save around 30,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases from its operations across Australia. News Limited has set some tough targets -- 30,000 tonnes will represent a 20 per cent reduction in the company's carbon footprint, and will be achieved in 2010 -- the same year that the company becomes carbon neutral. News Limited Chairman and Chief Executive, John Hartigan recently commented that One Degree -- launched in June 2007 - had already exceeded the company's expectations both in terms Maximise your water storage with a made-to-measure water tank by Tankworks Australia. 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Energy reduction plans developed by each division in early 2007 have recently been updated to incorporate the findings of these audits. In addition, "We have introduced hybrid cars to our fleets, cut back on travel, implemented changes to IT, facilities and procurement which will all add to significant carbon savings over the next three years" Mr Hartigan said. Staff have been encouraged to change f their own behaviour, and have made changes to the way they work -- such as turning off lights and computer monitors when not in use. "One Degree is now part of the way we do things at News Limited," Mr Hartigan said News Limited's Manager of Environment and Climate Change, Dr Tony Wilkins, who has managed News Limited's environmental initiatives for the past 18 years, said "It has become a truly collaborative effort involving people at all levels and across all 150 of our locations to achieve our ambitious national goal." One Degree has also been warmly embraced News Limited's r e a ders. News' websites and newspapers have published special reports on climate change in addition to regularly reporting news on the issue, and thousands of people have completed the One Degree carbon calculator to measure their footprints and identify where savings can be made. Mr Hartigan said One Degree is all about the small changes each of us can make every day to reduce our own footprints. "One Degree of change ... by everybody ... every day ... can change the future of the planet," Mr Hartigan said. "The response from both our staff and the community so far indicates that people are willing to make changes -- however big or small -- to make a difference to the future of the planet." For further information and tips on how you can become involved visit www.1degree.com.au 230,000L in one year. 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