How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

As an eco-friendly company, we always try to ensure we are doing all we can to protect our planet. There are many small changes we can all make to our lifestyles to practice sustainable living and reduce our impact on the environment. 

Check out these ideas on how to reduce your carbon footprint, incorporating some of the easier ones into your daily lifestyle. Once you make it a daily habit, it just becomes second nature!

7 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

1. Avoid "Energy Vampires"

Unplug your devices from your wall when not in use. Devices which have been left on stand-by mode become "energy vampires" as they consume energy, even when they are switched off.

2. Wear an Extra Layer

Turn your thermostat down in the house or office and wear a jumper. Simples!

3. Go Meat-Free

Choose plant based options and go meat-free on Mondays! Meat Free Monday was launched in 2009 by Sir Paul McCartney, Mary and Stella to raise awareness of the impact of animal agriculture and industrial fishing on the environment. Visit Meat Free Monday for lots of great plant based recipes.

We love this Quesadillas recipe by Mary McCartney! 

4. Drive Less

Instead of taking the car, try walking to your local shop for groceries or cycling to work. If you use your local gym, leaving the car and walking or running to your gym is a great way to get some cardio in before your session and it reduces emissions!

5. Sustainable Fashion

Be eco-conscious when buying clothes, shoes and accessories. Around the world, 80% of our unwanted textiles end up in landfill. By re-purposing old clothing, swapping with friends and family or buying vintage you can really help reduce textile waste. 

6. Grow Your Own

Growing your own veg or buying local produce is a fantastic way to reduce your carbon footprint. Whether you live in a house with a garden or in an apartment, there are a variety of vegetables and herbs which can even be grown on your window ledge.

Root vegetables such as carrots and radishes are some of the easiest veggies to grow in a garden. Radishes are one of the fastest growing vegetables, taking only 4 weeks to grow from sowing. The Vegan Organic Network has lots of advice and tips about growing your own compost, vegetables and how to encourage biodiversity in the garden.

7. Support Earth Hour

On Saturday 28th March, we can all make a difference by switching off our lights for an hour at 20:30. 

In 2017, WWF and partners started Earth Hour in Sydney to encourage people around the world to switch off their lights to raise awareness for climate change. Since then, Earth Hour has taken place each year on the last Saturday of March.


Support Earth Hour on Saturday 28th March 2020 to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

 

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We'd love to hear from you in the comments section below if you have more top tips for reducing carbon footprint. Also, let us know if you took part in Earth Hour! 

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