Simple steps to unlocking a low carbon footprint.

Simple steps to unlocking a low carbon footprint.

September 11, 2020

As individuals it can be easy to be overwhelmed by what steps to take to reduce our carbon footprint. However, there’s quite simple steps we can employ to act now for long-term benefits.

Here’s some tips on what to look out for:


Be energy-conscious

  • Look at easy fixes for insulation in your home such as keep your blinds closed to keep both the heat out during summer, and keep the warmth in during winter. This will help to reduce your electricity usage throughout the year. 
  • At a time when a lot of people are working from home, take the time at the end of the evening to turn off non-essential appliances. Laptop chargers can be an energy sucker!
  • Look at your lights that are installed - are you able to change these over for LED lights? LED lights are low-cost and an easy solution to cut your consumption.

 


Food options

  • Vegetables, grains, fruits and beans are the best to reduce your consumption - they have the lowest carbon footprint!
  • Be mindful of where you source your food from - local is best, as this will ensure the chain of transport is reduced from farm to your plate.
  • Plan ahead with your meal planning to ensure that you can shop in the most sustainable way (and don’t forget to bring your reusable bag)!  

 

 


Waste less

  • Look at your wardrobe and see what can be reused or donated, fashion is one of the biggest contributors to carbon emissions, so be critical of where you shop and what fabrics you purchase.
  • Reducing single use plastic; look towards using ceramic plates, metal cutlery, glass cups are simple steps to put into effect in your kitchen. In your bathroom, we’ve got our Bar None Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner Bar that leaves your hair healthy and hydrated without using any plastics at all.

 

And last but not least - recycle! Paper, electronics, bottles, be conscious of what can be reused or recycled and reduce your household waste.


Sustainability and reducing your carbon footprint is all about being able to support yourself and our planet. It’s all of our responsibility to care for the world around us and make sure it’s a beautiful place for the upcoming generations. What steps do you take to reduce your carbon footprint? Let us know in the comments below.




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