MORE WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT
Added on: 4th Jan 2015
SHIFT GEARS SOONER
If you drive a manual, shift into a higher gear as soon as you can.
On most cars this would mean before 2,500 rpm but on diesel it would
be before 2,000 rpm. If you do this right you will find yourself saving
some gas because your engine is maintaining a higher speed
without working as hard.
TAKE A TRAIN
Sure, it takes longer than flying and as of yet there are no
trans-oceanic railways but if you can stand a bit of patience and your
destination is on the same continent as your point of departure you
will save a bit of gas and money with this option.
SWITCH TO CLEAN, RENEWABLE ENERGY
There are several ways to go about this. Although one way would be
to research your energy providers and find one that uses green energy,
there are also some DIY options available such as installing your
own solar panels.
CREATE A WORMERY
Yea, we know, this one sounds weird. The truth is though,
that worms love your trash, and they can help you turn it into fertilizer.
As you may have noticed by now, a lot of these ideas pertain
to your vehicle. So, beyond keeping your tires inflated and not
carrying unnecessarily heavy loads, one of the best things you can do
is not use your car at all. If you really need it though, there are websites
out there that will help you find a ride. Besides, who wouldn’t
want their own lane?
PLANT AN ORGANIC GARDEN
Not only does growing your own food make you a more
conscientious global citizen, it brings you a sense of satisfaction
and if done right, monetary savings.
BUY CERTIFIED WOOD
Certified wood comes from responsibly managed forests. This
means that the logging in those forests is being monitored to
prevent deforestation and maintain biodiversity. One of the largest
certification programs is the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council).
CLOSE YOUR CURTAINS
In winter you can help by opening your curtains during the day
and closing them at night while in summer you should leave them
open at night and close them during the day. By remembering
to do this you can save up to 75% on your bill.