Remember the Paris Agreement, the UN initiative to limit the increase of global warming? It all seems to have been swept under the carpet whilst we navigate our way through Brexit.
In 2018, our planet saw its fourth warmest year since 1980. Global warming should not be on the back-burner to Brexit. With that in mind, it’s time to take matters into our own hands.
We’ve got 7 ways to help you to cut your carbon footprint and help save the planet.
With spring in full swing and summer on the horizon, why not get some fresh air? Cycle a 3-mile round trip, burn 80 calories and save 1kg CO2 – you’ll travel less than 10 minutes extra. Ditch the car and get cycling, walking or, dare we say, running to wherever you need to go.
Shockingly, the fashion industry is responsible for 1.26 BILLION tonnes of Greenhouse emissions per year. Combat that by being fashion forward and checking out the swap-shops popping up around the country. Save carbon and money – it’s a win-win!
Renewable energy sources are becoming a more accessible way to fuel your home. Plus, providers like Bulb are cheaper than the Big Six providers.
The fact is, there are 32 million empty car seats on the UK commute. You can cut your carbon footprint by more than 10% per year by filling up empty seats in cars. Not only that, you can save £1000 per year and make friends too! Give Liftshare a go, here.
Drive more efficiently by reviewing your driving style. Things like breaking early and changing gear too soon not only increase emissions but affect wear and tear, too. Check out the RAC’s guide to reducing driving emissions.
In the Instagram world, we all like good lighting. Switch your halogens to LED and add to the 500 million TONNES of carbon emissions saved by LED’s in a year! The science? LED’s require less energy to emit the same light than other varieties.
Finally, commit to buying from brands committed to Low-Carbon Future. Don’t worry, this includes Liftshare’s client Diageo – producer of Guinness, Captain Morgan and Johnnie Walker. Summer drinks sorted!
Not only can you be a ‘planet saviour’, you can benefit from a new wardrobe, extra pennies and flash new lighting!
Author Laura Watling