Reducing our carbon footprint

Reducing our carbon footprint

Concerned about reducing our carbon footprint? Making your home more energy efficient is an easy way to reduce it. But what exactly is your carbon footprint? It is the total amount of greenhouse gases (including carbon dioxide and methane) that are generated by our actions. 

These greenhouse gases are responsible for global warming and climate change. The best known effects are the extreme weather and melting polar ice that we are already beginning to see in various parts of the Earth.

Fluctuations in the Earth’s temperature are normal, but in recent years the levels have been the most alarming ever seen. The most dangerous and difficult to tackle is Carbon dioxide (CO2). 

Most of the emissions of CO2 come from the fossil fuels we use for vehicles and to heat homes and buildings. What can we do?

Reducing our carbon footprint

Climate change can be overwhelming, but you can start by calculating your impact and then follow the main recommendations: 

1- Travel less and, when you do travel, use low-polluting public transport, such as trains.

2- Eat less meat. This is because the production of red meat uses a lot of feed, water and land. 

3- Save energy in your home: insulate the walls well so as not to lose heat and check the roof, doors and windows.

4- Recycle and reuse

5- Buy from local and sustainable shops