How to reduce your level of carbon emissions

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Climate change: a significant long-term change in the expected patterns of average weather. Today, climate change is the biggest threat to the future of the earth and every living thing that inhabits it. Without the necessary actions and attention scientists predict the damages of climate change will be irreversible.

In these past recent years, multiple organizations and activism groups have taken the subject to the streets, courts and the United Nations.

However, speaking up about the effects of pollution and buying metal straws simply isn’t a strong enough strategy to attack this disaster if there’s no action being taken, not just by one person, but everyone collectively.

So, you might find yourself asking the question, what should I actually be doing to make an impact?

Reduce emissions

Because now-a-days most of the travelling is done by cars, vehicle emissions have had a big impact on the CO2 levels of the atmosphere, in a negative way.

Luckily, technology advancements have allowed us to create fuel-efficient and electric vehicles which have become very popular throughout the globe. However, not everyone can afford them.

Some easy ways to include saving the environment to your daily routine is simply by driving at a steady speed, this reduces pollutant emissions and fuel consumption. A lot of people don’t realize that proper vehicle maintenance isn’t only necessary for the well-being of your car, but to the quality of your life as well. If your car is in poor condition your car will over-work and will pollute the air more than it’s already designed to do.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

The 3 R’s are an effective way to cut down the amount of waste we throw away. This doesn’t only apply to plastic bags and paper straws; the three R’s can be used for food waste as well.

People who participate in this kind of lifestyle try to apply these to every aspect of their life as possible. By partaking in this, you’re conserving natural resources, landfill space, and energy. Plus, they save some money as well.

Low carbon diet

Most people don’t realize the effect that meat consumption has on CO2 levels. Animal agriculture alone is responsible for 91% of Amazon destruction and 51% of greenhouse gas emissions throughout the planet. This practice has let to immense amounts of deforestation in the world, not only destroying nature’s lungs, but destroying the habitats of animals in these areas.

Every vegan alone is responsible for releasing 1.5 tons less than the average meat-eater per year. Nonetheless, you don’t have to completely cut meat out of your diet to help decrease the numbers. By simply shopping organic and locally. By doing this you aren’t only helping your local farmers, but you’re helping the decrease of the carbon footprints left by processed foods and the transportation of these.

 

 

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