Going Green: Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

going green reducing your carbon footprint

Wouldn’t it be great if that Fort Bonifacio condo for sale I’m looking to buy ran on renewable energy? Or even those fictional sources of energy, such as the arc reactor or antimatter, that seem to be infinite?

Carbon emissions skyrocketed when the industrial revolution came around. Factors popped up everywhere. Since these factories produce so much, of course they’re going to use a lot of energy, and this energy and power is taken from burning coal or wood. Same with the energy and power produced by power plants that burn gas and coal.

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Now, however, countries are doing everything to reduce the carbon emissions. One of the more popular moves is renewable energy, such as solar and hydro powered plants. But if you’re still concerned about how you can reduce your carbon footprint and do your part in saving the earth, here are some things you can do:

Find alternatives to driving

Walk, run, ride your bike, get a skateboard or roller blades. Or if you don’t like breaking a sweat in the morning, or before and after work, carpooling is a great too since several people only use one car. Using public transportation reduces the carbon emissions, too.

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Change your driving style

Driving too fast can reduce your car’s mileage and that means wasted fuel and money. Avoid being stuck in traffic by choosing alternate routes or wait out the traffic jams.

At home, you can also do your part saving the world by:

Insulating your home. This means that the heat produced by the heater or the cool air produced by the air conditioner doesn’t leak out in creaks, and your appliances don’t have to work harder to keep your home warmer in the cold weather or cooler in the hot weather.

When choosing your electrical appliances, make sure that they consume the least amount of energy as possible. Choose appliances that are inverter. And do the usual things, such as turning off the lights when not in use, closing doors, keeping the thermostat at a reasonable temperature.

Solar panels, which are becoming a popular installation in homes, is also a good investment. Use energy from the sun during the day, and use energy from the grid during the night. Or if you prefer, use batteries to store the solar energy your solar panels generate and become self-sustaining.

Using a lot less water can help, too. A six minute shower uses fifteen gallons of water, so take shorter showers and use faucets that use less water but gets more of that less water on what you’re washing.

The 3Rs

They’re everywhere, reduce, reuse, and recycle, because it’s better to do all of these three than buy another product that these can also give you. Cans can become small pots, cut milk jugs can become shovels, and bottles of juice can be used to store water.

Saving the earth doesn’t literally mean you have to stop what you’re doing. You just have to watch what you’re doing and if it’s costing the earth too much.