The very first step to understanding drastic climate change and how you as an individual can contribute for the betterment of it is to calculate your carbon footprint and then plan your journey towards being carbon neutral, each and every individual should consider it as a responsibility.
Carbon Footprint: The amount of carbon dioxide released in the atmosphere as a result of activities of a particular individual, organization, or community.
Carbon Neutral: Making or resulting in no net release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, especially as a result of carbon offsetting.
Here are top carbon-neutral solutions, drawn down that are groundbreaking and at the same time, they are the least amount of effort every individual should be doing to become carbon neutral. The main aim is for all of us to become carbon neutral, Following are a few strong and sincere ways to start your journey towards being carbon neutral.
1) Invest in carbon decreasing installments, be it products, actions or rules.
2) Minimize driving by setting reduction goals that are concrete, biking, walking, carpooling, using public transit just as much.
3)Minimize the purchase of new products. particularly the ones which are resource-intensive.
4)Energy and home efficiency.
5)Avoid heavily packed products, appliances, and equipment.
6)Embrace a minimalistic lifestyle.
7)Get an energy audit.
8)Keep taking the zero volt challenge to quickly and easily reduce your electricity bill.
9)Declutter your house and donate items.
10)Purchase borrow or rent used electronics, furniture, vehicles, any products whenever possible. Reduce the use of energy in any form.
When buying a space focus mainly on the efficiency of the space.
11)Add eco-friendly insulation and weatherstrip especially for doors, windows attic and attic door.
12)Always buy energy-efficient office equipment.
13)Minimize the use of fireplaces or wood stoves.
14)Wash clothes in cold water and hang them to dry instead of using the dryer.
15)Keep your solar devices charged.
16)Buy local, organic,plant-based, unprocessed food from local farmers, farmer markets, green restaurants, and natural food stores.
17)Reduce food wastage by planning out meals in advance and freezing just as much as possible.
18)Reduce water usage and use only when needed in order to save one of the most precious resources on earth.
19)Support the organizations that educate, protect and empower our environment.
20)Recycle as much as possible, even when traveling.
21)Buy products with recyclable and minimal packaging.
Become an eco-warrior and take the responsibility of your carbon footprint, you can come together to support the cause by supporting the organizations which are eco-conscious, also support the laws, bills acts, governments or the organizations which are dedicated to push out climate endangering companies out of the system or help them convert.
We must generate the will to be eco-conscious and discourage any kind of business in the market place which is working against the laws of nature and at the same time encourage the companies who provide similar solutions and services to merge with each other for the greater good and sustainable future.
In the end plant more trees because by planting we not only become carbon neutral but also help in restoring the nature and the species we share it with. Human beings are the only species who can bring a change not only for themselves but for all other species.
You can check your carbon footprints on the Envirer by downloading the app available on Android and IOS.