The news around climate change, as we know, is grim.
The predictions for its impacts on our world grow ever closer, and in almost every report, it is evident that we all need to focus on reducing our carbon footprint—not next year, not tomorrow, but today!
And while that task may prove overwhelming, there are a number of effective ways to reduce your carbon footprint almost instantly.
Switch out your light bulbs
Throughout our homes and offices, we use a litany of light bulbs to keep the place bright.
Multiply that by the general population, and all of those cost us a large amount of energy. To cut down, change your light bulbs to more energy-saving bulbs, like LED bulbs. They may cost more upfront, but they last longer and use less energy.
Just make sure you turn them off before you leave!
Carpooling to reduce carbon emissions
Unless you live near public transit (which you should use, if so), you likely use an automobile to get around. Cars now top the list of our overall carbon emissions and we need to pay greater attention to this mode of transit and ways in which we can cut down on it.
Some suggestions: carpool with your co-workers, or friends, rather than taking separate individual rides and buy hybrid or electric, when possible!
Embrace renewable energy
Here’s the one that really changes the game: transitioning your energy supply to full-on renewable energy.
Whether it’s wind, solar, or hydroelectric, changing the sheer source of where your energy comes from is the biggest way to reduce your carbon footprint.