12 Simple Things You Can Do to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint


  1. Turn it off

    Turn off lights, televisions, videos, stereos and computers when not in use – they can use 10 to 40% of the power when on standby. Also, unplug chargers as soon as they have finished charging.

  2. Be exact

    Fill the kettle with only as much water as you need.

  3. Close it

    Don’t leave fridge doors open for longer than necessary.

  4. Check your tires

    Properly inflated tires can improve your car’s fuel efficiency.

  5. Use no plastic

    Use cloth bags when going shopping and avoid buying products which use too much plastic.

  6. Fan up

    Instead of using air conditioners in the summer, wear cool clothes, and use a fan.

  7. Drive less

    Do your weekly errands in a single trip or pay your bills online. Walk, bike, ride the bus or carpool.

  8. Optimize your speed

    You will consume up to 25% less fuel if you drive no more than 90 km/hr.

  9. Drive hybrid

    A hybrid or other fuel-efficient car emits less carbon dioxide.

  10. Replace them

    Replace your incandescent bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL). CFLs cost 3 to 5 times as much but use less than a third of the power. Also, replace old fridge and other appliances with energy-efficient ones.

  11. Watch what you eat

    Choose food produced close to your home.

  12. Recycle

    Consume less, and re-use old products.

Categories: SELF IMPROVEMENT | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “12 Simple Things You Can Do to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

  1. i like this. will be very helpful in living healthy and will save me alot of money

  2. qwophicedi

    Nice one and thanks for reading n dropping in…One of those dreams of mine is what i am starting here.Wish you well.

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