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5 Things You Can Do To Instantly Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Whether you’re travelling or not, looking into how to reduce your carbon footprint is so important. As they say, ‘every little helps’ – so anything you can do to help is amazing!

This is something I’ve tried to start implementing in my own life for the past few years. I’ve also tried to become increasingly conscious of it whilst I’m travelling too!


So with all of that being said, I thought I would share some of my tips that you could look to start adopting in your life.


How to Reduce your Carbon Footprint

1/ Unplug!

This one is pretty much common sense, but if you are not using something, then unplug it. Not only does this help lower any fire hazzards (you NEVER KNOW!) it also helps reduce the amount of electricity you are using.

2/ Take public transportation wherever possible

The more people in one vehicle, the better. If your city has a carpool, look into doing that and commuting on the train or bus to where you need to go. If you can bus, train or even cycle to your destination, then you are helping to lower your emissions.

Most cities have a public transport system. After a few tries, it is relatively easy to get to grips with it.
You’ll be a transit pro in no time!

3/ Find a farmers market or even better, grow your own!

To me, one of the simplest pleasures is walking up to the farmers market with my grass bags and stocking up on locally grown, organic fruits and vegetables. It genuinely brings me so much joy, and also saves me over half my usual shopping bill, and it goes directly to the farmer.

You can also ask them about which fertilisers and pesticides are used and can really know and understand where your food is coming from and how producing it affects the environment. If you want to go one step further and grow your own then even better!!


4/ Reduce your meat intake or stop altogether

This is probably the least popular answer I will offer you. However, it is in fact the single most effective thing you can do to reduce your carbon emissions. If you find it really difficult but really want to make a difference then try starting with one day a week, then two, then three… and voila, you’re then at 7 days straight.

There are so many blogs and books filled with delicious and comforting meat-free alternatives. Check out, The Minimalist Baker and Green Kitchen Stories as some of my favourites for innovative plant based recipes.


5/ Line-dry instead of tumble dry

Again, very simple, yet effective. Dryers use a huge amount of energy, and can also distort your clothes, so grab a clothes horse and go with good old fashioned air drying. Its worked for centuries so why stop now!? If you’re on the road, you can always manufacture a drying system over the bed of your truck with bungees (a la the blog post image) for an innovative quick fix!


If you have any more tips, we would LOVE to hear them!! So please do share!

I hope that you enjoyed these tips. I’m not saying you MUST start doing every single one of the starting right now – it’s more of a case of considering them. As I said, every little helps so even if you just do one you’re doing better than before!




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