Carbon Footprint and Global Warming – How can you help?

Hello Guys! This is a post that is a little different to my normal ones, you’ve probably read on lifeofemmax . But I hope this post is one which you will read and get you thinking about your own habits. It may even help you assess the different ways you can help prevent Global Warming.

Global Warming

Global warming is a long-term rise in the average temperature of the Earth’s climate system. An aspect of climate change shown by temperature measurements and by multiple effects of the warming. Global Warming has been spoken about a lot over the last 5-10 years, well since I was at school I remember hearing about it and wondering what would actually happen in the future. And here we are in2019 , a few changes have occurred due to Global Warming but other situations could happen or may not happen for many years to come!

Carbon Footprint

The total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly and indirectly support human activities, usually expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).

Example 1: When you drive your car it burns fuel, which depending on your fuel consumption and distance driven produces a certain amount of CO2.

Example 2: Heating your house, with gas, oil or coal produces a certain amount of CO2.

There everyday we are creating Carbon Footprint on the environment, through simple everyday tasks like keeping warm or cooking our food.

So the ultimate questions lies with us, the population of the world in 2019.

What changes can we make to decrease our Carbon Footprint?

  • Replacing an old boiler

You may not realise but by replacing the boiler in your house could help decrease the amount of CO2 your home produces into the atmosphere. Viessmann.co.uk have a wide range of emission friendly options, so check them out and help the enivronment.

  • Switching off unused Electricity

By switching off all unused electricity will allow less CO2 to be emissioned into the atmosphere. Therefore by simply switching off devices and plugs can help and have a positive effect on the your carbon footprint.

  • Energy saving options

Installing a smart meter will allow you to monitor the amount of energy used and also, provide the cost of the energy you’ve consumed. This will ensure you are more aware of what appliances use the most amount of energy and how to cut down on consumption.

  • Packaging

Swap single-use items like plastic cups for reusable options, and guest shampoo bottles and soap bars for refillable dispensers. Buy in bulk to save money and reduce landfill.

  • Source local and seasonal produces

By sourcing locally cuts down on food miles, reduces your carbon footprint and supports local artisans and growers. Consider joining with other local businesses to provide a bigger presence for suppliers, and supplementing your supply chain with a kitchen garden.

I hope you have found this post both informative and interesting. Global warming, climate change and carbon footprint are all terms which we all need to familiarise ourselves with. By making simple changes to our habits can help the polar bears from going extinct or mean we have proper seasons. I am making little changes to my lifestyle to help the generations of the future. #HowMuchCO2

Love

         Emma

4 Comments

  1. March 10, 2019 / 9:09 pm

    It’s so important for us to start making changes, but it’s so demoralising when you think that you are one person but – as a famous comedian once said – Vegas is lit up like a Christmas tree every night! Governments need to do more to make significant changes.

    Georgia – http://www.britvoyage.com

  2. March 10, 2019 / 9:15 pm

    This is such an excellent post. It’s very important for us to making changes. Energy saving options are so easy to implement in your life. Thanks for sharing this!

    xoxox
    Amanda – Activated Living

  3. savingftkingdoms
    March 11, 2019 / 1:12 am

    Great post! I completely agree with your suggestions! I wish more people would work to decrease their carbon footprint, especially with simple ways. All too often it is overlooked as someone else’s problem without any thought of the impact each individual has

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