According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), the US released over 68 million tons of pollution in 2020. Sadly, environmental experts believe that if people don’t change their way of being, pollution will double in only a few decades. Fortunately, it’s not expensive to reduce carbon footprint, but it does take time to accomplish.
Are you one of those individuals trying to reduce carbon footprints? If so, you’ll want to read these tips on helping the environment on a budget.
1. Change Your Eating Habit
Livestock that is used for meat or dairy contributes heavily to the world’s global greenhouse gas effect. And since the world’s population continues to grow, farmers are breeding even more livestock to keep up with that growth. So, you can reduce your carbon footprint by eating more fruits, veggies, grains, or beans.
Of course, going green on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t eat any meat, but try to purchase meat from ecological farmers.
2. Avoid the Throw-Away Fashion Trend
Nowadays, most fashion trends last months, so people are constantly getting rid of “old fashioned” clothes and buying the latest trend. So, if you want to go green, keep your clothes, even if they are not the latest in fashion trends.
But, of course, this doesn’t mean you can’t buy new clothes. Rather you should just buy what you need at the moment.
3. Harness the Power of the Sun
Contrary to popular belief, solar installation is easy and affordable. Nowadays, you can receive lots of governmental help when you switch to solar energy. On top of that, you’ll save hundreds of dollars on your energy bill, which is good news since you’re going green on a budget!
4. Reuse Items
Every year, countries produce millions of tons of plastic, which creates a high concentration of pollution. Additionally, plastic wreaks havoc on the ocean since it destroys coral reefs and kills marine life. So, a good way to reduce your carbon footprint is by getting containers made of glass.
Additionally, plastic containers have a short lifespan which means you’ll need to purchase new ones often. In sharp contrast, glass containers can last a lifetime.
5. Adapt the Way You Travel
Cars are the number one pollutants in a city, and since every city has thousands of them, it makes pollution even worse. So, one way you can reduce the carbon footprint in your city is by dumping your car and using public transportation.
And if you’re the athletic type, you can try to use your bike as you travel through the city.
Together We Can Reduce Carbon Footprints
Hopefully, with this post, you know how to go green and do so on a budget. But, of course, to really reduce carbon footprints, everyone will need to contribute. Nevertheless, you can start contributing today by following the tips mentioned before.
How do you reduce your carbon footprint? Let us know in the comment area! And if you want to learn more ways to save money, be sure to check out our other topics!