How To Go Carbon Neutral. Ditch The Plastic Bag

Ever wondered how you can go carbon neutral and do your part to help reduce your carbon footprint? Read on to discover how you can help.

Jonathan Townend, RMN / Editor

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Climate Change has been broadcast across the planet in many different guises of communication, from adverts on television to discussion programs on both radio and television, and widely by community advertisements on billboards.

So, are we all up on how to support our planet to recover?

Are we all doing our bit to help ourselves?

What, no?

So, let’s take a deeper look at our carbon footprint, shall we?

Do you even understand what the carbon footprint is?

Image courtesy of GIPHY.

Eat low on the food chain. This means eating mostly fruits, veggies, grains, and beans. Livestock (meat and dairy) is responsible for 14.5% of manmade global greenhouse gas emissions, mainly from feed production and processing and the methane (25 times more potent than CO2 at trapping heat in the atmosphere over 100 years) that beef and sheep belch out. Every day that you forgo meat and dairy, you can reduce your carbon footprint by 8 pounds, that’s 2,920 pounds a year.

Choose organic and local foods that are in season. Transporting food from far away, whether by truck, ship, rail or plane, uses fossil fuels for fuel and for cooling to keep foods in transit from spoiling.

Buy foodstuffs in bulk wherever possible using your own reusable container.

Reduce your food waste by planning meals ahead of time, freezing the excess, and reusing leftovers.

Compost your food waste if possible. (If you live in New York City, you can find a compost drop-off site here.)

Climate, Earth, and Society. State of the planet.

Columbia Climate School published many helpful ideas (27th December 2018) in which you can go about this fairly quickly and easily too, such as changing your incandescent light bulbs around your home…

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Jonathan Townend, RMN / Editor

Psychiatric Nurse Writer. Owner of Creative Passions, The Shortform, No Shame, World of Fiction publications, and co-editor for The Chocolate River.