6 Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

One small step at a time can make a big difference

6 Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Do your bit for the planet with these tips

You may believe your actions have no impact on the planet because you're only a single individual but imagine if a thousand people thought that. You be a single drop but you're a part of the ocean and everything you do affects the planet, like your carbon footprint. It is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the activities you engage in. To do your bit for the planet, try these 6 ways to reduce your carbon footprint.

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1. Unplug

You may think that only turning off the switch is enough to conserve energy however, that isn't true. Even when plugged in and switched off, energy is still being pulled out and is termed 'vampire power'. Once you've used your gadgets and appliances, unplug and go.

2. Bucket It

Swap your next shower for a bucket bath. It's easy to be mentally transported elsewhere when you're under a warm shower but before you know it, you will have wasted gallons of water. With a bucket, your water supply is restricted, making it easier to conserve.

3. Dry Them

Rather than putting your clothes in a dryer or under the fan, take the time-tested route of drying it on a line outdoors. Not only will direct sunlight and breeze give it a much crisper dry, it'll conserve plenty of energy previously used for the task.

4. Eat Local

Yes, even your diet can drastically cut down on carbon emissions. Make an effort to eat food that is produced locally and is in season. This simple way isn't only less expensive but also cuts down on fuel used to transport imported foods from one place to another.

5. Drive Less

Take a hard look at the way you travel and you'll be shocked at how often you call a cab or drive, even to short distances. Not only is it unhealthy for your body, it is for the planet too. When possible, walk or cycle as this will sizably cut down on fuel used in transport.

6. Grow More

A simple way to cut down on carbon emissions is by adding in more greenery. Turn a small niche of your terrace into a garden, place a sapling in a bottle on your work desk or add a decorative potted plant to your home. Whatever the way, the end result will be cleaner air and less carbon dioxide.


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