The U.S has the second largest carbon footprint in the world. Although climate change can be overwhelming, if each person makes just a few changes in their life, it can make a difference. Here are some tips to reducing our carbon footprint:
Reducing car use by walk places and carpooling with others if you are able to. The less gas cars use helps reduce carbon emission significantly.
Even on hot days, try using less air conditioning. Roll down the windows instead
Eat less meat- Production of red meat is particularly bad for the environment because of feed, water and land it requires.
Make a grocery list to prevent buying too much and limits waste
Turn down the heat when you not home or don’t need it like in the summertime
Turn off the lights when you leave the room
Unplug charging cords when you are not using them
Bring reusable grocery bags when shopping
Reduce buying things with plastic wrapping like plastic water bottles. Instead purchase a reusable water bottle
Donate old clothes instead of throwing them. Let someone else get out use of them