The world is dying. I don’t mean to be dramatic, but it’s true! We are slowly (now more rapidly) killing our planet with our carelessness. People are to blame for what’s happening to our environment. If it weren’t for us our ozone layer wouldn’t be thinning and neither would the rainforests. We only have a short amount of time to fix what we’ve caused. We need to be more conscious of the decisions we make as they’re affecting the planet. Something as simple as the time you spend in the shower or how you chose to get to work can add thousands of tons of carbon to your yearly footprint… which adds to the millions of tons of carbon put out into the environment every single year.
Here are a few ways to reduce your carbon footprint:
- Commute Kindly
Cars are one of the biggest culprits when it comes to carbon emissions. Think about it: we all probably drive to work every single day. Well, the least you can do is try to bike or walk as much as possible. Public transportation is also a great option! Taking a bus or a train to work can totally reduce your carbon footprint!
If you do decide to drive, pick up some of your coworkers on the way! This will make your commute to work much more enjoyable, and it will help with your personal pollution.
One big mistake people make is buying a new electric car. Sure, Elon Musk’s Teslas are great cars… but it costs a ton of carbon to make them! Instead of buying a new car, buy a used car.
- Meatless Mondays
The agricultural industry is one of the biggest polluters on the planet. Sure, some of us can’t afford to go vegan for either financial or health issues, but the least we can do is limit our meat intake. If you can try not to eat meat one or two days out of the week!
Also, try to learn how to make easy vegan meals as other animal products like dairy also contribute to the farming industry.
- Watch Your Wallet
When it comes down to it, a lot of the ways we can control how much carbon we’re responsible for is where we put our money. If we want to lessen the pollution, we need to buy from companies who are environmentally ethical in their practices!
Our money is often our biggest weapon when it comes to big business. Eliminate the demand, and they won’t supply it!