Greenhouse Gases - Wondering how you can reduce your carbon emission footprint at home?

By: Pooja Kaushal

Greenhouse Gases - Wondering how you can reduce your carbon emission footprint at home?

Tags: Greenhouse Gases, carbon emission

Let’s begin with what exactly a carbon emission footprint is. A carbon emission footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions that come from the use of products and services that include carbon dioxide, methan, nitrous oxide and fluorinated gases. These gases get trapped in our atmosphere, ultimately resulting in the cause and increase of too much heat on our planet.

The majority of carbon emission comes from a person’s daily transportation, day to day housing habits and food consumption. To dive further, the amount of mileage done of cars, buses, trains and airplane travel, the energy usage in the home and the composition of one's diet.

The best and most effective way to reduce your footprint, is to regulate and track the amount that you travel. Ah carpooling - we’ve heard this term so many times but it really is important! By carpooling with a friend, coworker or spouse you cut your daily carbon emission contribution in half! Think about it… if you can reduce your carbon emission in half everyday, that is half the times you are emitting greenhouse gases in the air
annually.

For more information regarding reducing your carbon emission, please refer to the links
below!
1) https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2018/12/27/35-ways-reduce-carbon-footprint/
2) http://www.globalstewards.org/reduce-carbon-footprint.htm
3) https://davidsuzuki.org/what-you-can-do/four-places-cut-carbon/