We are building up a team to reduce the carbon foot prints causing the environmental change and minimize their carbon emissions. We believe in leading by example and are committed to keeping our own environmental footprint to an absolute minimum.
Carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere as a result of the activities of an individual, organization or community at large.
It is said, ‘You reap what you sow’. Our regular activities like reckless use of plastic, non-reusable products, and many more, lead to carbon emissions. So an eco-friendly switch to lifestyle can help make a difference and help in reducing carbon footprint.
One of the easiest ways to reduce carbon footprint is through driving, or doing it less. Carpooling and opting for public transport is quite common and effective way to shrink carbon footprint. Even change in driving style can also serve the purpose. Aggressive driving which means speeding, unnecessary acceleration and frequently braking waste both gas and money and reduce mileage and increase carbon foot print.
The electric energy used to light up homes, schools, offices are generated from thermal power plants that combust fossil fuels to produce the energy, releasing carbon emissions into the atmosphere. Conserving energy, adopting energy efficient bulbs and electrical devices can all help in reducing carbon emissions but cutting down the energy demand.
It won’t be wrong to say that trees and plants are natural air purifiers and source of oxygen. Planting more and more trees can help in purification of air and reduce the heat effect. Growing vegetables and fruits in one’s garden cans serve the dual purpose of providing fresh air along with fresh farm produce and if it organically grown then even better. Resolve to plant at least two trees a month.
Even as efforts should to reduce dependency on environmentally hazardous products like plastic should be made, the need of the hour is to inculcate the habit of reusing and recycling old plastic bottles, plastic bags, and so on. Purchasing up cycled or recycled products is good way to cut carbon footprints.
Are you someone who likes to eat mangoes year-round? While procuring mangoes in off season is so mean feat, it has an adverse impact on the environment. Transporting these from where it is available to where it’s not has a huge cost in terms of carbon emissions. It is always advisable to opt for locally sourced and produced and preferably, organic food. It is healthy for the local economy and environment.