How To Fight Climate Change In Your Everyday Life
We’re more aware than ever before of the urgent need to reduce carbon emissions and help the environment. But tackling climate change can sometimes feel overwhelming. Can one person really make a difference? Fortunately, there are some easy things you can do in your everyday life to make a difference.
Learn about carbon emissions. You can improve what you don’t know or understand, so take some time to educate yourself about what causes pollution and increases your carbon footprint. There might be things you didn’t even know you were doing that are an easy fix.
Use energy wisely. You’ll not only help the environment, you’ll save money on your hydro bills by being mindful about your energy consumption. Plug electronics into power bars you can switch off when not in use. Switch to a low-flow showerhead to reduce water usage. Use a programmable thermostat to avoid over-heating or over-cooling your home.
Try eco-friendly eating. You might not realize it, but your eating habits can have a big impact over time. Shop local as much as possible to reduce the distance your food needs to travel and enjoy fresher produce. You can even grow your own veggies and herbs in your backyard or urban garden. Limit food waste by having a meal plan and only buying what you need and freezing what you know you won’t use right away.
Green your commute. It’s always nice to be able to help the environment and save money at the same time. Walking, taking public transport, riding a bike – now only a couple thousand dollars more than its gas-only version, upgrading to a hybrid vehicle is a convenient, practical and economical way to reduce your daily carbon footprint while also saving about 30 per cent on gas every month.