steps you can take to reduce your carbon footprint

reduce your carbon footprint
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If you want to reduce your carbon footprint then now is the time for you to take action. By trying to improve and reduce your carbon footprint now, you will soon find that it is easier than ever for you to limit the impact of climate change.

USE ENERGY EFFICIENT PRODUCTS

The first thing you need to do is try and use energy-efficient appliances and light bulbs. Using energy-efficient bulbs is a great way for you to help the environment. When choosing light bulbs, try and make sure that you opt for LED bulbs rather than incandescent ones. The main reason for this is that they use 75% less energy when compared to normal bulbs, and on top of this, they last way longer too. If you can do this across your entire home, you’ll soon find that it is easier for you to get the result you are looking for.

REDUCE WATER USAGE

Reducing your water usage is a great way for you to reduce your carbon footprint and total energy usage. Most of the energy in your home will be used to heat water. If you want to do something to help yourself then one thing you can do is install a low-flow faucet and showerhead. You can also try and take a shorter shower or use the dishwasher over hand washing dishes. Only put the laundry on when you know that you have a full load too. Little changes like this can make a major difference to your carbon footprint.

RETHINK YOUR METHOD OF TRANSPORT

Another thing you want to consider when you reduce your carbon footprint us you need to rethink your method of transport. If you always drive to work then think about taking the bus instead. If you have an older car then now could be the time for you to venture into electric vehicles. If you can’t afford to buy an electric car then you may want to buy one that needs a repair, and then buy Tesla car parts online. This is a great way for you to get to where you need to be, and it also reduces your total emissions.

BUY LOCALLY SOURCED FOOD 

Did you know that the distance your food travels can also make a major difference to the emissions that you are responsible for? If you want to help yourself here then one thing you can do is shop at a local farmer’s market. That way you will be eating food that is right on your doorstep. You can also look out for a “locally grown” label when you go shopping. Little things like this can help you to make the most out of your meal plans and it also means that you will be responsible for fewer emissions overall. If you don’t feel as though your local grocery store has much then consider going to your local butchers or even a local fruit stall. These often have a range of products that you can’t get elsewhere and it is a fantastic way for you to get the result you want out of your lifestyle change.

 

 

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