Green Life: 3 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint in A Big Way
By Brook Chaplan
Going green is all the rage these days, and with good reason. You are helping to fight environmental catastrophe, promote conservation and save a little money in the process. Once you’ve decided this is something you want to do, however, you might wonder how exactly you should go about doing it. Consider these three ways to reduce your carbon footprint in a big way.
One of the biggest ways anyone can reduce their carbon footprint is to reduce their use. Make sure lights are turned off when no one is in the room, and keep electronics unplugged when not in use. Keep thermostat temperatures at a reasonable level. Having meatless Mondays, for example, cuts down drastically on your contribution to the carbon emissions emitted by the meat industry, just by not eating meat for one day of the week. You can also install energy saving appliances at your home that use less energy and thus reduce your carbon footprint. Solar panels on the roof are a great way to generate green energy and reduce your electric bills as well.
Invest in A Car That Produces Fewer Emissions
There are now hybrid models for a number of different types and styles of vehicles, so you aren’t just limited to a small car that might not meet your family’s needs. Over the course of the car’s lifetime, you will produce much fewer amounts of greenhouse gases while saving a ton on gasoline. A fully electric car model might also be an option, as those are commercially available. Alternatively, you can use public transportation when it is available to you, which also drastically reduces your personal carbon footprint.
Use Environmentally-Friendly Services
Because industry is a major cause of carbon emissions, individuals can do their part by supporting businesses that are environmentally friendly and not supporting businesses that do not have a green business model. You can take this a step further by raising awareness about businesses that are big polluters and hopefully start a consumer movement that forces them to change their ways. Use green services whenever they are available, such as Green Bin construction cleanup services.
It’s a very noble goal to want to reduce your carbon footprint, and it would be better if more people did it. Still, each and every person must do what they can, and it will all ultimately add up in a big way. If you aren’t doing any of the things mentioned above, then seriously consider each and every one of them. Every little thing you do adds up to reduce your carbon footprint in a big way.