“Climate change is no longer some far-off problem; it is happening here, it is happening now.” ~ Barack Obama, Former US President
What is your carbon footprint? Have you ever calculated your impact on the environment? Every human activity results in carbon emissions, either directly or indirectly. When you add up the carbon emissions from all your daily activities, such as food, bath, transportation, or even air-conditioning, you get your net carbon footprint.
Techopedia defines carbon footprint as:
“A carbon footprint is a measure of the environmental impact of an organization, event, person, or product. It measures the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of a given activity or group of activities to provide a measure of the extent to which these activities produce harmful emissions and therefore contribute to global warming.”
If you are pro-environmentalist or want to reduce your impact on nature, neutralizing or reducing your carbon footprint is one of the few things you can do in the fight against climate change.
Bonus: Calculate your carbon footprint here.
5 Things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint
- Ride a bike to work or carpool: When was the last time you rode a bike? Riding a bike to office or carpooling with a colleague are effective ways of cutting your transportation emissions. Additionally, riding a bike every now or then will help you stay healthier.
- Minimize printing, use only when unavoidable: There are very few things as convenient as printing those timesheets or schedules or meeting notes, but doing so has a negative impact on the environment. Avoiding printing for a week or alternate days is a positive step towards savings trees and electricity.
- Purchase products from carbon-neutral brands: Several manufacturers are trying to limit their carbon emissions, and buying products from them makes you a responsible consumer. While these products might be a bit expensive, you can replace maybe one or two regular purchases every week with their carbon-neutral counterparts.
- Try no waste lunch for a week: Wasting food and plastic packaging can quickly add to your overall carbon footprint. Try packing your lunch every alternate day, and minimize the use of plastics in doing so. The additional advantages of packing your lunch would be lower food bills and healthier diets.
- Plant a tree: Nothing could lower your carbon footprint as much as planting and nurturing a tree. However, it is critical to use as little resources in doing so as possible. For instance, you can water the tree using the water you use for washing vegetables or fruits. All you need is an additional bowl to collect this otherwise wasted water.
TreeCoin: Working towards sustainable development one tree at a time
At TreeCoin, we understand the importance of sustainable co-existence and development. Our goal is to plant over 10 million trees using a sustainable timber production model in Paraguay. TreeCoin will use degraded land for these plantations, thereby improving the quality of soil within its plantations. We’re using scientific methods to minimize our energy consumption through the plantation, growth cycle, and harvest.
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