quick tips to cut your carbon emissions

With Net-Zero deadlines rapidly approaching, here are some quick tips to cut your emissions. You can either do these at home or at work. 

  • Swap to LED. Regular light bulbs waste 90% of their energy through the heat they emit. Swapping for LED’s is great because they do not emit as much heat energy but last 25X longer. 
  • Meat free Monday. Livestock accounts for 14.5% of the planet’s manmade greenhouse gas emissions. Make the first change by going meat free on Monday which will not only save the planet but also your money. 
  • Stay away from single-use. Single-use is everywhere and it is best to avoid them when you can. Even compostable cups aren’t as sustainable as they seem. Invest in re-usable items and watch the waste reduce. 
  • Keeping local. Support your local businesses and travel less. It’s obvious but it works.

Remember it’s the gradual changes that lead to long-term reward. You don’t have to change overnight but being mindful in your day to day can make the biggest difference. It may not feel like you’re helping much (a small fish in a big ocean) but even clearing your emails can save 0.3 grams of carbon dioxide per message. Now imagine how much you’d save by clearing your spam emails. 

These are only quick tips and we advise you to research more when you can. This website is a great place to start. https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/top-tips-to-reduce-your-carbon-emissions/

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