40% of UK emissions come from our homes. The average household in the UK emits 2.7 tonnes of CO2 every year from heating their home. According to the EPA, (Environmental Protection Agency) the average 4-person household produces 83,000 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year (20,750 pounds per person).
What is a carbon footprint?
Greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and ozone contribute to pollution, ozone depletion and global warming. Our carbon footprint refers to the net amount of greenhouse gases generated by us or things we consume, with fossil fuels being a major source.
Activities like driving a car, heating and cooling, and using electrical power from gas or coal all emit CO2. Products we buy also contribute to our carbon footprint, as most require fossil fuels for production, packaging and transportation.
Reducing our carbon footprint is entirely necessary, but the transition of change is far slower than the time we have remaining.
Plant trees and help restore wildlife habitat
1. Go paperless
2. Avoid buying plastic wrappings/bags
3. Reduce your litter output
4. Choose more Sustainable goods
5. Drive less!
6. Use Led or CFL light bulbs
7. Plant trees!
8. Turn the thermostat down!
10. Opt for efficient appliances
It’s now common knowledge that one of the best tools to tackle the climate crisis and keep our temperatures from rising above 1.5C is to PLANT TREES. They are also crucial in preventing ecological collapse
Trees and plants consume CO2 and help purify the air, offsetting a portion of carbon emissions. An adult tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds of CO2 per year, and can even reduce household heating and cooling costs by providing shade and insulation.
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