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5 Simple Ways to Reduce your Carbon Footprint at Home

There are many important qualities to reducing your carbon footprint, examples include, maintaining a healthier active lifestyle which can help save you money. Regardless of what means you use to reduce energy, save water, or supplement a healthier diet, all these positive actions of reducing your carbon footprint. Moreover, it proves that you are doing your part in the fight to combat climate change.

Here are some tips and tricks that will help you reduce the amount of carbon dioxide you emit at home. In fact, most of these eco-friendly practices can be implemented in a matter of minutes or even seconds, so you can start living an eco-friendly life right away:

1. Use Less Water

As a result of the way water is processed and delivered to our homes, it consumes a great deal of energy and resources. Aside from that, it is also quite energy-intensive to heat it once it has been placed in the room. The result is a lower carbon footprint and a more environmentally friendly lifestyle as you use less. You may wish to consider turning off the faucet when brushing your teeth, avoiding long soaks rather than short showers, and only boiling the necessary amount of water.

2. Switch to a Healthier Diet

In addition to having a significant impact on the environment, food can also affect other aspects of our health. Land, water, and energy are required to produce meat and dairy products, for example. Such products develop a lot of methane, which as a result creates more greenhouse gases. Further, imported foods use a greater number of resources than those produced locally.

3. Renewable Energy Providers

As tariff providers are switching to more sustainable energies, your household emissions can be reduced and your energy bills can be reduced by switching to a company that uses solar, wind, or hydroelectric energy. As a benefit, if you live in an area where solar panels are readily available, you may even want to consider installing them.

4. Turn off Electrical Appliances

There is a huge amount of energy that is lost by powering empty rooms and office spaces. To ensure that you do not waste power when you are not using lights or appliances, you should make sure they are turned off when not in use. If you are concerned about energy consumption, you may also request that LED bulbs be installed that are energy-efficient and can detect movements automatically.

5. Low Carbon Travel

Walking and cycling are two of the most environmentally friendly means of getting around. The positive aspects of low-carbon travel are not only is it good for the planet but also has a positive impact on your health. Choosing to cycle or walk, whether it is travelling to your local shop or potentially your work, can be a recommendation to consider. Also, according to an article made by UCLA Transportation, choosing to switch from a car to a bike within a single day can reduce the average person’s carbon emissions by 67%.

As shown above, these simple solutions are enough to improve your quality of life and improve your health and fitness routine but not only are you improving your qualities, but you are also aiding in helping create a more sustainable future, by implanting these 5 steps into your everyday lives and routines.

Link to UCLA Transportation: How Riding A Bike Benefits the Environment


by: Aaron Teasdale


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