Mom in Training: Importance of Lowering Your Carbon Footprint

May 27, 2015

Importance of Lowering Your Carbon Footprint

Most people see reports all over the news that the world is dying, and it's up to them to save it. However, not a lot of them know what they need to do to become eco-friendly and do their part to make the planet a better place. The best way for anyone to help the planet is to find ways to lower their carbon footprint. This means lowering the amount of CO2 that they release into the atmosphere. Thankfully, there are a number of ways you can go about doing this.

Drive Less, Carpool More
For most people, the majority of their carbon footprint comes from driving cars. Many of them drive to work, the store and other places every day. Using public transportation is a great way to take cars off the road and reduce CO2 emissions. Workers could also consider carpooling together for work. They can take turns picking each other up so that the same person isn't stuck driving all the time.

While on the topic of cars, it's also important for people to drive low-carbon vehicles. This means driving cars that can travel more miles on one tank of gas. Not only will you spend less time at the gas pump, but you will also have more money in your pocket. It's a win for you and the environment.

Trust in Environmentally Friendly Companies
People are only as environmentally friendly as the companies that they support. This includes using products that manufacturers make eco-friendly and supporting oil companies that look for geographically safe places to drill for oil and practice environmentally safe practices, such as Sentry Energy. This will encourage other oil and manufacturing companies to follow Sentry Energy and it's stance on protecting the environment.

Energy-Efficient Products
You can also lower your carbon footprint around your home. One way to do this is installing an energy-efficient roof or windows. These housing fixtures can help you reduce your energy consumption in the summer by keeping more of the cool air inside and the hot air out. You can also lower your carbon footprint by investing in energy-efficient appliances. If you have a refrigerator, TVs, a drier and a dishwasher that are out dated, you may want to consider upgrading to newer models. These newer products are designed in a way to consume less energy, which saves you money.

Video Conferencing
If you work at a company that does a lot of traveling for meetings, talk to your boss about doing more video conferencing. Sure, the company loses the personal interaction with its employees, but it will lower its carbon footprint by having its employees travel less. With so many video conferencing tools, such as Facetime and Skype, it's easy to make this technology work for you.

1 comment:

  1. Shop at thrift stores & garage sales. Consume less.

    slehan at juno dot com

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