You’re probably aware of how important it is to reduce your carbon footprint so we can all fight climate change together. With everything we hear in the news, this may sound like too big of a job, but there are plenty of things you can do every day to reduce your carbon footprint and make a difference.
Here are some top ways you can reduce your carbon footprint:
Eat less meat
You probably know that eating less meat is good for your health but did you know that limiting how much meat you eat can also massively reduce your carbon footprint? The greenhouse gases from meat production are even worse than fossil fuels. Red meat is the biggest culprit, and one pound of beef takes more than 5,000 gallons of water to produce.
Did you know that even if your electronics are powered down, they’re still sucking electricity if you’re plugged in? Make sure our electronics are unplugged unless you’re using them, and you’ll be able to massively reduce your carbon footprint each year.
Replace your boiler
Have you noticed that your electricity bills are sky-high, yet you’re always cold in summer? Your old boiler may be to blame. If your boiler isn’t in good condition, it’s likely to be ineefficient and will have much higher carbon emissions than a boiler that’s working as efficiently as it should. If you need to replace your boiler, check out Viessmann and reduce #HowMuchCO2 you’re emitting.
Ditch the Dryer
Line drying is way better for the environment than using a dryer. In fact, drying your clothes uses 5 times more electricity than washing them, so line-drying is a great way to save massively on your carbon footprint. Unfortunately, most people choose not to line dry, even though clothes dryers use the equivalent of 225 lightbulbs being turned on for an hour. You can get some great indoor clothes lines these days, and if you have a backyard you’re in even more luck- the sun and fresh air will dry your clothes much better than a dryer, and will likely keep them in better shape too.
Turn off the lights
This is one of the simplest and easiest changes to make. If you’re not in a room, turn off the light. Not only will this impact your power bill, but you’ll see your carbon footprint be reduced as well.