How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint Nicolas Lotano
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How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
How to Reduce Your Carbon FootprintNicolas Lotano
What is Your Carbon Footprint?A carbon footprint can be defined as The total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly and indirectly support human activities.This is usually expressed in tons of carbon dioxide emitted.
Avoid Using Bottled WaterSince the water is bottled at one location and shipped to others, creating a huge carbon footprint.This can be avoided by using in home filtration systems and reusable bottles for the water.
Unplug Unused DevicesAlthough they are not powered on, many devices still use energy if they are plugged in.These devices are known as vampires.To save a large amount of energy over time, these devices should be unplugged.
Make Your Home Energy EfficientBy doing the following, your homes carbon footprint and energy consumption can be greatly reduced:Make sure all windows close properly.Make sure that your attic is well insulated.Keep your heating and cooling systems well maintained.Switch all of your light bulbs to compact fluorescent bulbs.
ReduceTry to buy fewer items that emit carbon dioxide into the air as they are produced.Reduce the amount of energy that you consume by turning off lights, keeping your house at a cooler temperature, etc.
ReuseRather than throwing your plastic shopping bags away, you could use them again the next time.Better yet, you could just avoid plastic bags completely by using a reusable shopping bag.This is just one example of many.
RecycleRecycling can be as easy as putting recyclable items in a bin and bringing it to the curb.Also in NY, recyclable soda and water bottles can be returned at many supermarkets for a 5 cent deposit.
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