Bring Outdoors In and Help Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Wednesday, April 05, 2017




With the current climate changes, no one can bury their head in the sand with regard to the effect of human activities on nature, health, the environment and the earth’s climate as a whole. What can you do about the climate change? For starters, you must be aware of the natural resources and how to conserve and protect them. This will help encourage you to make the necessary changes to adopt a healthier greener lifestyle, reduce your carbon footprint and to begin using eco-friendly tips at home and work as well as be moved to get involved in the green movement that continues to strive to protect the environment and reduce the human activities that bring about climate change. Apart from the 3R’s of reduce, reuse and recycle there are other ways of embracing an eco-friendly lifestyle.
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How to reduce your carbon footprint
Aim to produce as little waste as possible. This helps reduce your carbon footprint and hence, your impact on the environment around you. You can determine this impact through footprint calculators such as http://www.footprintnetwork.org/resources/footprint-calculator/. You can also reduce this by reducing purchases and making your own products through DIY activities. 
Instead of buying disposables, replace such products with reusable ones and practice habits that enforce the practice of reusing such as buying used products, donating and sharing.         
Plastics and paper should be recycled. Therefore learn to engage in the practice of putting materials that can be recycled in a recycle bin. You can also drop cell phones; batteries and CDs in recycle centers. Other ways to recycle do include composting and mulching instead of using chemical fertilizers.

·         What You Eat
When extending the eco-friendly practices to your food, ensure you go organic, buy local produce, choose a more plant-based diet and package your food in reusable containers whenever possible.

·         Energy Conservation
These involves reducing your energy consumption, using green power such as renewable wind power from https://www.arcadiapower.com/, fixing leaks, reducing water consumption and using water conserving products such as those offered at https://www3.epa.gov/watersense/.

·         Non-Toxic Home and Plant Indoor Plants
By going the extra mile to make your home a toxic-free zone, you will not only be doing well for the environment but you will also make your home a safe and healthy place to live. You can maintain a non-toxic home or workplace by disposing off hazardous waste such as auto products, building materials and cleaners at a hazardous waste facility. In addition, use homemade natural products and cleaners as much as possible. Make your home energy-efficient, plant indoor plants which in it's natural state incorporates air purifying properties. Also, be creative and turn your backyard into a garden and wildlife haven for birds, insects and small animals. We all live in the same environment. When we value it's ecosystem, its global habitat thrives. 


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