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How To Help Save The Planet From Home

Jul 17, 2017

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We believe that even the smallest efforts can help to reduce your carbon footprint. Here our best and favorite tips to Help save the plant from your home.

You can change your carbon footprint just by putting a little extra thought in your daily activity/routine. We adopted these tips as well and they are easy to apply to everyday living.  

The carbon footprint is the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This can be a naturally process such as plant or animal respiration. Or us humans are the cause, for example with the use of fossil fuels. Carbon emission plays a big role in global warming. How can you reduce this carbon emission??

1. Use your bike or walk

If you have to go to the supermarket you can easily take your bike or walk. It is better for nature and your personal health. The perks of daily activity is good for everyone. It makes you fitter, stronger and happier. Win-Win!

And when you don’t feel like walking or biking to work, your friends or another city. There is always public transportation. Sharing a train, bus or tram means sharing the carbon emission.  

2. Work from home

If you can and are allowed to work from home one day a week. It saves a trip to the office and it saves yourself a day from dressing up ;)

3. Buy fruit and veggies that are in season

When your food grows naturally in the sun this is beneficial for all of us. And the taste of your fruit or veggies are nicer too. When the fruit and veggies are seasonal, you also have the chance it is grown locally. Locally grown means less transportation means less carbon emission.

4. Downsize your meat consumption

The production of meat costs a lot of water, grains (feed) and livestock itself leaves a large carbon footprint. When you choose to not eat meat or dairy for twee or three (or even more) days you help the planet big time!

5. Packaging, plastic and LED  

Choose your brands wisely. Try to buy brands that keep the environment in mind when they produce their product. Use recycled packaging. Don’t use plastic water bottles, buy one good bottle and have this in your handbag at all times. Bring your own shopping bag when doing groceries and throw your waste in the bin instead of in the berm. Make sure you use LED lighting and don’t leave the lights on when you are not at home. Same for your heater in winter time. Where an extra sweater and turn it down when you’re not at home.