August 31 2022
Main reasons why to reduce carbon footprint
Carbon footprint refers to greenhouse gas emissions that alter the ecosystem and leads to climate change. You may have heard about carbon footprint and how it is caused by emissions
Do you know that as individuals, we have our carbon footprint? Basically, this is why we need to pay attention to it and try as much as possible to reduce our carbon footprint.
Carbon footprint is the amount of carbon emitted as a result of human activities or from organizations.
This includes greenhouse gas emissions from industries. Greenhouse gas emissions from the burning of fossil fuel (as a result of driving a car and heating a home).
It is important to reduce carbon footprint because it is the right way to combat climate change. Reducing carbon footprint has a positive impact on human health. Additionally, it boosts the global economy leading to innovations and more environmental-friendly options.
Reducing carbon footprints starts with each individual. It can be as simple as changing your lightbulb to another bulb that is more energy-saving and emits less heat.
Carbon neutrality is one of the ways of measuring the impacts of human activities on global climate change. It focuses mainly on greenhouse gas emissions that come from consumption.
It also includes other emissions such as nitrous oxide, methane, and chlorofluorocarbons among others.
The highest emitters of greenhouse gas emissions are oil, coal, and other natural gases. Reducing the consumption of these gases will go a long way. Minimizing carbon footprint and also making the environment safer and more friendly.
There are simple steps that you can take or things that you can do that will go a long way in reducing your carbon footprint, it doesn’t have to be a big lifestyle change.
The three areas to focus on in reducing your carbon footprint include your household, lifestyle, and travel. BalancedEarth.org we have programs that you can donate to, to help with the earth’s environment.
Some of the things you can do to reduce your household carbon footprint include washing with cold water and using incandescent bulbs instead of fluorescent bulbs.
You can reduce your lifestyle footprint by recycling to reduce waste, switching to renewable energy sources, eating less meat and dairy, switching to sustainable products, and taking shorter showers among others.
Travel less by air, bike, or walk when possible, to reduce the number of cars on the road. By reducing the number of cars on the road, emission is automatically reduced.