Who are the responsible residents of the Earth? Do you consider yourself a responsible resident of the Earth? What does the term ‘carbon footprints’ mean? How to reduce it? If you have any of the above questions in mind, you have landed on the right page. In this blog, we will answer all questions related to becoming eco-friendly and reducing carbon footprints.
The amount of carbon emission done by humans (individuals or groups) refers to carbon footprints. It is the total amount of carbon dioxide that we as humans release.
Now if you think that we release carbon dioxide in the atmosphere as a natural process to breathe, you are incorrect. There are many more ways we contribute to carbon emission. Such as selection of transportation, non-eco-friendly products, cutting trees and not planting in return, etc.
Indeed, we can not avoid carbon emissions. Certainly, we can reduce our carbon footprint by changing our lifestyles a bit. The way our mere wrong decisions damage the Earth. Similarly, our small contributions can help heal the Earth. Read this blog till the end to know-how.
Wait! Do not stop reading, it is important too. We understand, changing food habits is a difficult task. However, the consumption of animal meat has become immense. Moreover, the process of putting the meat on your dining table involves a massive amount of greenhouse gas emissions. We are not saying to immediately stop eating non-vegetarian food. Start taking small steps.
Moreover, you can switch to green veggies and fruits. These will not only help the environment but also keep you fresh and healthy. And, there are many organic foods that taste yum and do not hamper our planet.
Do not waste your food. Reduce the frequency of non-veg and then gradually switch to green veggies. This way, it will be easy to change your food habits.
Whenever going out to shop for groceries, we end up buying unnecessarily extra stuff. Does this happen to you, or is it just us? Well, this happens with most of us. Especially when you go to the supermarkets. Their flash sales and discounts often induce buying more yet unnecessary. Consequently, we waste things.
Therefore, always do planned shopping. Make a list of necessary things and stick to it. Do not buy extra (not even long-lasting products). This can increase the demand for it resulting in a forced increase in supply that results in extra carbon emission.
Sit for a while and think, how your planned shopping can help reduce carbon footprints?
Well, you must have heard this ‘n’ number of times. Seen the banners and marketing campaigns promoting it. And, we know that you know it is important but are you making enough efforts?
Let us tell you probably an unknown fact about the water you drink, use for bathing and other uses. This water does not directly come from oceans. The entire process of making water usable involves a huge amount of greenhouse gasses emission which means a lot of carbon emissions. Therefore, use as much as you want but be vigilant about the consumption. Conserve it till the time you are getting it easily.
Make sure you give your 100% conserving water if you want your coming generations to not suffer.
It must be convenient commuting to the workplace with a personal vehicle but not favourable for the Earth. Be mindful when choosing a commuting way.
Cars, buses, and any other fuel-leading vehicles increase carbon emissions. Since it may not be possible to commute by walking or bicycle. At least use public transport to reduce carbon footprints.
Moreover, now you have options such as eclectic cars, bikes, and scooters that are more eco-friendly for travelling than normal vehicles.
In our modern lifestyle, all the products or services that we use are directly or indirectly increasing carbon emissions. Therefore, it is critical to find ways to reduce carbon footprints for the better future of planet Earth and our next generations.
Scientists have been working on this mission dedicatedly and came up with the solution of 4R’s (Recycle, reduce, reuse, and recover). Remember, following the 4R’s do not make you look miser yet wiser.
You may be unable to recycle products on your own. You can still help by segregating the recyclable products to make the process easier and faster.
Reduce the usage of non-biodegradable products such as plastics, fuels, etc.
Try finding ways to reuse the products. Probably it will be difficult to use them for their primary usage but you can still use them for other purposes. Such as a wheat basket can be re-used as a food container.
Do you know that household wastes could be the best fertilisers for your plants? It is one of the easiest ways to recover old things into resources.
Be a responsible citizen of the Earth by contributing as much as possible by reducing the carbon footprints. You can follow the above-suggested ways to reduce carbon footprints. However, do not limit reducing carbon emissions to these ways only. Use your creative skills and find unique ways of green living to reduce carbon emissions.