There Are so Many Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

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Carbon footprint can be defined as an estimate of the amount of carbon dioxide from your lifestyle that can be produced. To find out how much carbon footprint that you produce, perhaps you can’t predict it with exactly. Food and beverage, general home use of energy and methods of travel are some factors which affect to the level of carbon footprint that you produce.

Carbon dioxide is produced per year about 7.5 tons average for each person In the United States or perhaps more than 7.5 tons currently. If you think about reducing your carbon footprint maybe you are able to change your lifestyle little by little depending on your ability or you can check your own carbon footprint by search engine with keyword “carbon footprint calculator” then begin to calculating your own carbon footprint.

If you are able to balance your carbon emission it would be better. Try to planting trees or modify your lifestyle by reducing consumption of meat to balance the emission of carbon dioxide. A good way to balancing the carbon dioxide production by planting trees because trees produce oxygen and gained energy from wind as the result carbon dioxide can be balanced by the oxygen generated.

Vegetarian are the best! Based on research, to produce 1 kg of meat, the resources spent on the equivalent of 15 kg of wheat. Imagine how we can save the earth from food shortages if we are vegetarian. The farm is also contributing 18% carbon footprint of the world, which is greater than the transportation sector (cars, motorcycle, aircraft, etc.). Not yet added the danger of gases and the additional greenhouse gases which produced by other livestock activities which produced methane which is 23 times more dangerous than CO2, and NO gas is 300 times more dangerous than CO2. And certainly many benefits from vegetarian like spiritual and health. You will become more healthy and loving.

There are so many simple ways to reduce your carbon footprint production like:

1. Buying local products, local agricultural produce is very cheap and also save energy, especially if we calculate the energy and transportation cost. Organic foods are more environmentally friendly, but you must check it out too. If imported from other regions, possibly resulting carbon emissions would be greater than the benefits.

2. Bring a bag that can be reused. Bring your own shopping bags, with this you will reduce the amount of plastic bags which required. In recent years several large shopping centers in Indonesia have started to educate its consumers to use these systems. So welcome for their good purpose to save the environment.

3. Maximize natural lighting. Use bright colors on the walls, use glass tiles in the ceiling, maximize light through the window.

4. Use washable cups. If you are familiar with the modern way that always provides guests with a drink of water or coffee in the packaging. Switch to our old ways. By using glass, ceramic, or plastic food grade which can we wash and reuse.

5. Lower the temperature of your air conditioner. Avoid using the maximum temperature. Use the AC at the level until you feel comfortable enough alone. And prevent leakage from your air-conditioned room. Do not let a gap open if you're using air conditioner because it will make the AC work harder to cool your room. Ultimately this will save your electricity bill.

6. Use energy-saving lamps. Although more expensive, they average 8 times more powerful and more efficient up to 90% of normal incandescent lamps.

7. If you are recharging the battery is full, immediately pull!. Cell phone, electric shaver, electric toothbrush, cameras, etc.. If the battery is full immediately pull the cord from the electrical source.

8. Cut food in smaller sizes. The size of the smaller pieces will use less energy to cook.

9. Turn off unused lights and do not leave water dripping. In addition to saving energy and clean water, this will save your money too.

10. Reduce time in opening your refrigerator. For every minute you open the refrigerator door. Will needs three minutes full energy to restore the refrigerator temperature to the desired temperature.

There are still many ways to make earth a better place, but from 10 simple ways I hope those will help to make earth a better place, you can follow one, five, or more, depending on your ability and your own awareness.





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