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How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint PhotoWhether you like it or not most people release or produce carbon better than they lessen it. This is because of people’s new lifestyle.

Nowadays, there are a lot of ways that helps reduce carbon footprint: like solar panels and hybrid cars. But these things are too expensive, yes technology is expensive. And not everybody can afford it.

But here are some tips that you need to know to reduce carbon footprint:

Replace light bulbs

Replace your current light bulbs CFL or compact fluorescent bulbs. CFL’s last 15 times longer and uses 80% less electricity than the regular ones.

Less plastic

If you are going to shop, choose stores that use the smallest amount of packaging materials to pack what you have bought.

If you have old bags in your house, bring it and let them pack them with your old packing bags. This way you can help the store and the environment at once.

Rechargeable

Instead of the disposable batteries, make use of rechargeable ones, because it will help you lessen your carbon footprint by 1000lbs because of its life span.

Go local

Buy locally produced products because clearly they are not shipped and travelled too far, thus keeping it safe and have less production of carbon dioxide.

Ditch plastic bottles

Try buying reusable containers or much better try drinking from a canteen or at home. In this way you will not add to the number of bottles unused and just trashed for nothing, and maybe later in burnt.

Efficient vehicles

When you are thinking of buying a car make sure you choose the best. And by the best means go for an electric car or maybe a hybrid car or better a fuel-efficient car.

Always unplug

When you are away you need to unplug your appliances in your house so that you can save energy and because most of the appliances draw electricity even if they are not used. If followed, you are thereby working on lessening your carbon footprint.

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

These three words sound like a nursery rhyme but surely these three represents a very important role.

We usually forgot how to reuse old things and just go to supermarkets and shop for what we need. Try to buy lesser and fix things that has been broken.

In recycling, try to label your trash bins so that it would be a lot easier in segregating the trash.

Share your thoughts

To make all of the things above more effective, talk to your family and friends and tell them about the methods in reducing carbon footprint. In this way you can make sure that your efforts will be seen in maximum amounts because you are not alone in making all of these changes.

Who knows what will happen next? It is better to act now and reduce carbon footprint than wait for someone to do it for us.

  • Maris King

    Thank you so much for the list on how to reduce the carbon footprint. Reduce,reuse and recycle is a must to all of us. By the way this is really helpful. Thanks!