4 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

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Over the past few years, you must have heard that global warming, pollution and climate change have become a constant threat to our planet. Have you ever thought what you can do to minimize these issues? Well, there is one simple step from where you can start and that is minimizing your carbon footprint. Let’s take a look at few ways in which you can reduce your carbon footprint and help save the environment from its harmful effects.

1. Shift To Renewable Energy Systems and Decrease Your Energy

Consumption The first thing you can do to minimize your carbon footprint is that switch to renewable energy systems such as solar panels and water heaters. Moreover, use energy efficient applications, LED bulbs for lighting and insulate your house to minimize your energy consumption. In this way, you will cut your carbon footprint along with reducing your electricity bills.

2. Reduce Your Food Wastage

We all know that there are plenty of resources involved in food production, distribution and its packaging. If you waste the food, indirectly you are wasting all these resources that are required to produce food like energy, water, land and labor. So, whenever there is leftover edible food at your home, donate it to the needy rather than throwing it in dustbins because when you throw out this waste, it typically ends up in landfills and constantly release greenhouse gases in the atmosphere which is a prime source of global warming. Therefore, only order what you can eat and share your food with others to avoid any wastage.

 

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3. Opt For Eco-Friendly Travel

While traveling to nearby places like markets or workplace, you can consider walking or cycling as it will help you avoid unnecessary usage of cars and will minimize your fuel consumption. You can opt for public transport and if you need a car for travel, go for ride sharing and buy ecofriendly electric cars to minimize your carbon footprint. Consider direct flight when you have to ravel by air, because taking direct flight not only saves time but also helps to achieve our environmental sustainability goals, right?

4. Plant More Trees

Another way to offset your carbon footprint is to plant more trees. If you have a garden, you can easily do this at your home. In case, you are not able to plant trees by yourself, donate money to organizations supporting environmental sustainability so that they can plant trees on your behalf. According to The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), above eighty million hectare area of naturally regenerated forests decreased all over the world since 1990. One of the best way to recover global forest cover is to plant trees, one at a time. In these challenging times for our environment, it is our responsibility to participate in making our planet sustainable and in order to do this, we all have to take small steps that would lead to a sustainable future. So, are you ready to help fight against climate change and follow the above mentioned simple ways in order to reduce your carbon footprint? If yes, start practicing them now to make this planet a better place for generations to come.

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