As citizens of the world, it’s our duty to keep it safe. After all, this is our only home so we have to do everything we can to protect it. One of the best ways of doing this is by lessening our carbon footprint. This is defined as the overall amount of greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon dioxide and methane that we release into the atmosphere because of our occasional bad habits.
If our carbon footprint isn’t lessened, the future generation is doomed to a planet that can kill them. To ensure this doesn’t happen, we at Can Pak Environmental Inc have prepared for you 5 simple ways to lessen your carbon footprint.
Learn about your lifestyle’s carbon footprint
Each of us contributes a unique carbon footprint, so to learn how to lessen it, we need to know what it is. From our frequent usage of fossil fuels for our cars to the use of plastics to deliver items, our actions can cause carbon footprints.
Once you’ve found your ‘contributions’, find some ways to lessen them. The best way for you to do this is to visit environmental websites such as this one to help you solve your issues.
Though it makes our modern lives convenient, electricity is known to cause a carbon footprint. In fact, electricity is the one that generates the second-largest share of greenhouse gas emissions! So when any of our electric appliances are not in use, turn them off and save electricity. Not only does this help you save some money, but you’re also saving the environment as well.
A brand-new diet
We love our favourite meat dishes! From burgers to fried chicken, they’re some of the best meals that you can have. Eating them, unfortunately, also causes the decline of our environment. This is because it takes a lot of energy to power the machines used to make these meals. As mentioned before, spending too much energy generates a carbon footprint.
Use a bike to get to work
Yet another method that decreases carbon footprint and keeps you healthy, biking is an excellent thing to do often.
How this helps the environment is, it stops you from burning fossil fuels that emit dangerous smoke. Smoke that when inhaled, can cause various lung diseases that may lead to death. So if possible, especially if you’re working nearby, choose to bike to get to work.
Reuse, Reduce, and Recycle
You’ve probably heard this a million times now. There’s a good reason why people keep on repeating this. This is because most materials that emit carbon footprint, especially plastics, won’t disintegrate until a million years. So it will take generations before these materials go away. Until then, these plastics and materials can potentially choke us all to death.
To help increase the lifespan of our world, you can either reuse plastics you have at home or reduce their usage by choosing paper bags. Or, if you have any trash at home, find brand new ways of using them. For example, if you have old tires at home, they can be turned into tire pots to plant in.