Ways to reduce your Carbon footprint #CTWW

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We know that footprint are the images that left behind when we walk forward or backward but I only knew carbon footprint recently when i vow myself that i would like to help our Mother Nature  in my own simple way and that’s when i came across carbon footprint.  Carbon footprint are the numbers that represent or  measure how much carbon dioxide (CO2) you produce just by going about our daily lives.

There are two types of carbon footprint, the direct and the indirect.  Direct are the direct emissions of CO2 from the burning of fossil fuels including domestic energy consumption and transportation, examples are cars, planes, trains) while indirect are the measure of the indirect CO2 emissions from the whole lifecycle of products we use – these are generally associated with their manufacture and eventual disposal.

Our carbon footprint is very important and as much as possible should be very low to help save our Mother Earth. There are many organizations who encourage people to lessen their carbon footprint and share tips and ways how we can lessen them  just like increasing home’s energy efficiency and driving less.

There are many ways you can help reduce your carbon footprint and here are just some of the few that you can apply on your everyday life.  These are just simple way but it can help that much if we practice them.

  • Turn your appliances off when not in used.  (television, computers, dvd player, radio, speaker)
  • Fill your kettle with water that you only need,  this can help save water.
  • Hang your clothes outside rather than using the dryer, you can save electricity and time too.
  • Do your grocery in one shopping.  List the things you needed so you will not forget them.
  • Recycle your water.  (You can still use the water from your laundry as water to clean your washroom or your house)

Travel less

  • use the public transport once in a while( for those who have cars)
  • if you are going to a near place, go walk (it can also help circulation of your body)
  • do the things you can do at home( instead of going to a salon, you can do your foot scrub, face scrub at home)
Remember this always,  LESS is MORE!  The less you consume footprints, the more you give back to the environment.

What have you done to be green? Tell us about your green lifestyle and share your green suggestions! Join us at CTWW and let’s help our Mother Earth a great place to live.

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Comments

  1. thanks for sharing this ate mel!

  2. I am trying my best to lessen my carbon footprint too. I do turn off everything that aren’t use in the house. Kasi makakatipid din kami sa kuryente din;) tsaka we don’t use the dryer, we hang our clothes and let it dry in the sun.

  3. rj's mama says:

    I personally think that there are so much PUV’s in this country. It cause a lot of traffic and doesn’t help our environment as well. And yes, private cars too. The government should do something about this problem.

  4. We can help in our own little ways to save the environment.

  5. We don’t have a dryer at home, so we save electricity on that, and I also do my grocery shopping once a week. That means I’m also reducing my carbon footprint without really knowing it. That’s nice!

  6. thanks for the many tips here. I actually followed almost all of the above. I don’t use dryer anymore and the hang clothes outside. when I can walk, I do especially when going to supermarket. that way, I save a few cents and at the same time I burn more calories.. 2 in 1 benefits.

  7. Sometimes all we need do to is be conscious of how we use the water and electricity. It’s not that hard to reduce our carbon footprint.

  8. Oh I usually do most of the tips in the lists. I love saving energy; Sometimes I am just annoyed by my MIL who is not that budget saver and energy saver like me :)

  9. We really do try to reduce our carbon footprint in the house. My mother in law just recycles everything–including little pieces of paper and the toilet paper roll!

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