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4 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

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In the pursuit of technological revolution, humans have made things complex for themselves. We have been so blinded by our hunger for advancement; we have ignored its implications. Climate change has overwhelming effects on the planet we call home. However, the worst is still yet to come. In order to solve these issues, we have to collectively make changes on a global scale. Countries have to enforce strict laws to make sure companies keep an eye on their gas emissions. Companies have to keep an eye on their employees to make sure that they follow the right practices. And finally, employees have to make sure that they adopt a lifestyle in which they don’t produce much waste.

In this article, I am going to focus on how individuals can play their part in the betterment of society. If we make changes on a small scale, it will add up to have a global impact and save the planet we call home.

Plant a Garden

The first thing that homeowners could do is to plant a garden in their home. It is a fun activity that you can do with your kids to teach them the value of taking care of their environment. Moreover, a garden will also be a good addition to your home as it looks beautiful, and you could add to your home’s financial value.

Use Less Paper

We use paper in nearly every home and office. Whether it is for documents, copies, or files, paper can be abundantly found everywhere. As the paper is made from trees, more paper means that we have to cut down more trees to meet the demand, which is a huge factor in global warming. Instead of going for paper, you should go digital and use tools like sodapdf.com to edit, transfer, and store PDF files. Not only is it much more efficient, but it is also more secure.

Drive Less, Walk More

Driving efficiently can help reduce carbon emissions. As a car requires fuel to operate, when this fuel is burned, it releases harmful gases like carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is a very deadly gas that mixes with the air and causes air pollution. If you want to go to someplace near, you can ride a bike as it is best for your health. You should use public transport as often and possible and carpool whenever you can so that there are fewer cars on the roads.

Waste Less Food

Global emissions are also linked to what we put on our plates and into our bodies. The first thing that you should do is to cut down as much red meat as possible. The production of red meat takes up a lot of feed, water, and food, and these animals also give off methane emissions. Moreover, you should also waste as little food as possible. According to research, Americans put around 40-45% of their food into the trash. If we want to reduce our carbon footprint, we have to make sure that we buy healthy food in the right quantity.

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