What Are Some Simple Ways To Reduce My Carbon Footprint?

how large is your carbon footprint

Carbon footprint relates to the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere as a result of the activities of a person and, as you’re probably aware, you should be trying to reduce yours.

Luckily, you don’t have to break the bank or adopt an entirely different lifestyle to start reducing that number.

Simplyincorporate a few of these small changes into your daily lifestyle and feel better instantly knowing you are doing less harm to the planet.

Eat less beef

We all know that too much meat is bad for us, so really we should cut down on all types in order to live more healthily. For most people though, eliminating beef is an easier and more sustainable option in the long-run. What’s more, cutting out beef from your diet will have a significant impact on your carbon footprint. Cows emit a large quantity of methane, a powerful global warming gas. If you are thinking about going vegan though, you will be reducing your carbon footprint by a staggering 20%.

Drive less

The amount of time you spend in the car makes a big different to your carbon footprint. Try and get about by foot where you can and make trips to the store or the local restaurant a fun family outing instead of driving. If you must drive though, consider investing in an electric car when it’s time to switch from your current one. Also consider car sharing with colleagues to and from work.

Stop using home appliances so much

While it can be tempting to keep on top of the laundry pile by doing washes every day, this is really not environmentally friendly and adds significantly to your carbon footprint. Try and do as few loads as possible, only wash clothes that are actually dirty and where you can, wash by hand.

Choose our Natural Liquid Laundry Soap for when you are doing washing, which is great for all skin types but has also been formulated for those who have sensitive skin. One 32oz bottle will see you through 32 washes, making it incredibly good value for money!

Just buy less 

Every single product that you buy is causing emissions, meaning that the more you purchase, the worse your carbon footprint will be. Instead of buying five poor quality shirts for work, invest in two superior ones.

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