Carbon footprint is the measure of the number of greenhouse gases that are emitted into the atmosphere by a person, community, or organization. It can be reduced in various ways such as living sustainably, driving less, and reducing food waste. In our efforts to minimize the impact of climate change, we must consider every way in which we can reduce our carbon footprint. This includes everything from driving less and using a more efficient vehicle, to have a smaller eco-footprint by living closer to work or even working at home. There are many ways that you can lower your carbon emissions and still live comfortably; it is all about being conscious of what you do on a daily basis.
- Replace old light bulbs with LED lights for energy efficiency and lower power bills
- Turn off all the lights in your home when you leave, and turn them on when you enter
- Use a ceiling fan to circulate air instead of using an air conditioner or heater
- Unplug electronics that are not being used, such as chargers, lamps, televisions, etc.
- When traveling by car or plane, try to take public transportation or carpooling if possible
- Plant trees, they absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and produce oxygen that we need to breathe!