Glenn Duker in Environment, Healthy Living, Ecology and Environment Founder and Principal • PCL Lawyers Jan 9, 2020 · 1 min read · +100

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

The carbon footprint of an average Australian is estimated to be about 15 tonnes of CO2 a year. The recommended number is 2 tonnes per human. However, it’s not solely Australian’s that have been surpassing their carbon footprint numbers. All around the globe, there are increasing global emissions and pollution which leads to a decrease in the health of the planet’s oceans and animals. A great thing to consider is making small changes in your routine that can have a positive effect on the planet.


Before you can change your behaviour and decrease your personal footprint it’s important to understand what a carbon footprint actually is. A carbon footprint refers to the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere as a result of human’s daily activities. The primary greenhouse gas that is generated by human activity is carbon dioxide. When excess gases get released into the atmosphere the gas gets trapped because of the heat from the sun and in turn, warms the Earth. The process has an effect on weather patterns, oceans, and all life on Earth.


More than 60 per cent of Australia’s electricity is produced from burning coal, so even turning the lights on plays a part in most people’s carbon footprint. Things such as driving or disposing of trash also produce greenhouse gases. Of course, these are things that everyone must do so it’s inconceivable to change your daily routine to the point of completely erasing your footprint. However, there are small things we can all do to reduce our carbon footprint.


Reduce food waste

Food waste affects emissions due to the energy used to grow, process, transport and sell the produce. Furthermore, although it’s organic, when produce becomes waste it releases methane. Methane is a greenhouse gas more potent than carbon. By being more careful about shopping, and only purchasing what will be used you can reduce the amount of food waste. Save leftovers and if you’re ambitious, consider composting.


Change your lightbulbs

Changing the type of lightbulbs you use is such a small thing to do, but it can reduce your environmental footprint and your energy bill each month. Try using long-lasting LED bulbs if you’re not already.


Go online

In the digital era, there is a very simple way to limit your amount of paper waste. Most energy providers, insurance companies, and other businesses offer a paperless option so that you can opt-out of receiving bills in the mail. Most bills can be paid online, and often there is a discount for doing so! 


Limit plastic use

Choose paper at the grocery store or bring your own tote bag. If you’re fine drinking without a straw when you go out to eat then don’t use one. Buy a reusable water bottle to carry with you. When a large number of the population begin altering their routine in these small ways it can have a huge effect.


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Rachel Withers HQ Jan 9, 2020 · #2

I hope your staying safe during this bushfire season!

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Estimado Glenn Duker & Familia.

Los datos son alarmantes: “Cambio Climático”

Los aportes teóricos son: “Reveladores en estadísticas”

Quienes realizan planteamientos del tema solo: “Se limitan a realizar proyecciones”

Un punto vital para citar SOLUCIONES GLOBALES se muestras distantes de las realidades.

En contraste una realidad que va en ascenso hasta llegar a modificaciones que científicos llamaran a Honores y Méritos “Nuevas Investigaciones, Nuevos campos de la ciencia, entre otros”

Seamos realistas, es tiempo de romper esquemas ya predeterminados “IMAGINACIÓN O VERDADES”

El deterioro en la atmósfera viene atravesando incrementos en lo que conocemos como el agujero de la capa de ozono, ya a escalas alarmantes se evidencian cambios en este sentido gracias a la fabricación de productos químicos que son utilizados de formas irracionales, estas generan efectos negativos sobre cultivos y más profundamente se reseñan ser causantes de cáncer de piel. Ya desde este punto y conocidos por muchos científicos y líderes mundiales se conoce poco de los hechos para citar soluciones, al contrario se desvían, desvirtúan, e incluso pretenden hacer un mundo virtual que no acoge muchas realidades, hoy datos que están diseñados para ganar tiempo en una carrera contra el mismo tiempo.

Lo que clarifica que para referirnos a cambios climáticos debemos primero reconocer el origen de los causales de problemas, comenzando por realizar cambios profundos en métodos y procedimientos que están dañando a nuestro planeta, un ejemplo puntual y critico es que hasta la Antártica desde siglos pasados y actual se está derritiéndose lentamente.

Si el nombre te hace sentir el honor nos hace participar "Nuevas Energías – Proyecto Esfera"

Fuentes: Dios y la Universidad de la vida “Amor de Familia”, a quienes la agradecemos y representamos Oswaldo E. Diaz D & Familia – Jueves 09-01-2020.

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