Climate change is a threat to our planet. It’s causing issues such as wildfires, droughts, stronger hurricanes, and rising sea levels. To save the environment, we need to take steps to lessen our carbon footprint. Here are five daily habits you can implement to reduce climate change.
Ditch the Car
One of the most substantial impacts you can have on climate change is living car-free. You will reduce the amount of CO2 by 2.04 tonnes. Instead of using a car, opt for other options like a bicycle or public transportation. If you live in a more isolated area where public transport may not be available, and destinations are farther away, consider going out less often. You can also invest in a battery-electric car, which reduces the amount of CO2 by 1.95 tonnes.
Switching to a vegan diet will help reduce CO2 by 0.8 tonnes. While it’s not as impactful as not driving a car, it still helps. If people stopped eating beef, carbon emissions would drop by two-thirds. Eating vegan is not only good for the environment, but it’s also good for your health.
Refurbish and Renovate Your Home
A well-insulated home will cut down CO2 by 0.895 tonnes. You can also use LEDs instead of incandescent light bulbs, turn your water heater down, use a low-flow showerhead, and turn off any devices you’re not using. These are all ways you can alter your home to be more environmentally friendly.
Buy Reused or Recycled Items
New items use energy and resources to create. If you have to buy an item new, look for something that uses recycled materials. When you can, buy used things. A book, shirt, or bicycle can be just as lovely as a new one. The fewer factories run, the less they will pollute the air. Plus, that is one less item in the landfill.
Recycle and Donate
When you need to get rid of something, don’t throw it away if it is recyclable or can be reused. A book can be read by someone new or turned into a new item that can be put to use.