Simple Steps That Will Reduce Your Carbon Footprint!

05.09.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

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Everyone always talks about how important it is to reduce your carbon footprint. This task can seem daunting sometimes because there is so much out there.  So, here are some simple steps that you can take that will reduce your carbon footprint. Even if you just focus on a couple, you’ll still have a huge impact on the environment!

  • Pick three produce items that you buy normally and switch them to organic. Organic produce doesn’t use harmful pesticides, which is better for the environment and your health.  
  • Go vegetarian one day a week.
  • Buy grass-fed beef.
  • Start a mini-garden. Even if you only grow one fruit or vegetable, you’re still saving energy and money!
  • Start a composting bin and use it in your garden
  • Buy reusable grocery bags instead of the paper or plastic bags that are normally provided.
  • Replace at least three lightbulbs with CFLs or LEDs
  • Go to the farmer’s market once or twice a month
  • Instead of using a dryer, hang up clothes to dry. Especially in the summer!
  • Give up bottled water. Invest in a good water bottle
  • Turn off the water when you’re brushing your teeth or washing your face
  • Take a shorter shower, even if it’s only shorter by a minute or two!
  • Recycle old electronics, don’t just throw them away
  • Change to paperless billing
  • Unplug phone and computer chargers when not in use
  • Shop at thrift shops

By: Erin Siulinski

 

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