How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint in 5 Easy Steps
September 22nd is celebrating as World Car-Free Day to draw attention to the global climate change.
Climate change can be overwhelming since there are still a lot of unknowns about the future impacts of it. Yet, there are choices you can make in your day-to-day life to lessen your personal impact on the environment! Let’s discover 5 easy steps you can take to reduce your carbon footprint.
- Reuse and recycle
Whether it’s things like paper, electronic devices, packaging, or water, it all has a carbon footprint. By reducing the amount of waste you generate, reusing IT equipment, and recycling waste, you can make a real difference.
- Use sustainable forms of travel
Traveling sustainably means being aware of the impact of tourism on the environment and adopting good practices to reduce the negative effects.
For example, choosing public transportation reduces air pollution and improves road congestion. By using public transport, the number of cars on the roads decreases and less carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere. Likewise, fewer vehicles reduce traffic jams on the roads.
- Make your home energy efficient
Small changes to the insulation and design of your home can help you reduce your carbon footprint at home. Before starting, you can also do an energy audit, or have a professional come in to rate and score your home’s energy efficiency.
For instance, sealing your home well and installing a cool roof can help you to reduce your carbon print.
- Eat low on the food chain
This means eating mostly fruits, veggies, grains, and beans. Every day that you forgo meat and dairy, you can reduce your carbon footprint by 8 pounds—that’s 2,920 pounds a year.
Choose organic and local foods that are in season. Transporting food from far away, whether by truck, ship, rail or plane, uses fossil fuels for fuel and for cooling to keep foods in transit from spoiling.
- Switch to a low-carbon energy provider
Another great way to reduce your carbon footprint is to switch your electricity provider to a company that uses low-carbon energy. For example, renewable (or clean) energy comes from natural sources such as sunlight, wind or water. This has a much lower carbon footprint than energy that relies on the burning of fossil fuels.
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