No matter how much we do to protect the environment around us, we all have a carbon footprint. Most closely associated with the increase in greenhouse gases and global warming, a carbon footprint refers to the amount of carbon dioxide we create every day in our life. This carbon dioxide can be attributed to us both directly and indirectly: directly when you drive your car to work or cook your food, and indirectly when you take a plane on vacation or buy a product from a company. But there are ways to reduce the size of your carbon footprint on a daily basis.
Many people initially opt to go green due to their concern for the health of environment. These eco-warriors may fail to realize that going green can have a positive effect on their health as well. By taking strides to reduce the size of your carbon footprint, you can help ensure a better future for your children and potentially increase the length of time that you get to spend with them on this planet.
Going green is the new black — everyone’s doing it, and everyone has their favorite way of giving back to Mother Nature. Every little bit of energy savings adds up — or rather, subtracts from your carbon footprint, but few things you can do will have as great an effect on the environment as using mass transit systems on a regular basis.
The planet is in peril unless responsible citizens take steps to reduce the damage that the human race is causing. One way to play a part in helping maintain the health of the planet is to green your home. By making your home more green, you can ensure that your family’s carbon footprint is as small as possible and help provide a healthy planet for your familial generations to come.
Anyone can learn to conserve energy. If you already take action to preserve our resources, review this list for other “green” strategies to incorporate into your life. Try a couple of ideas first, then expand to others. If you need motivation, research your personal carbon footprint and think of ways to reduce it.