Adopting some of the following will help reduce an individual’s carbon footprint. Everyday there are simple ways you can reduce GGE (Greenhouse Gas Emissions) and slow climate change.
We encourage you to think about lifestyle choices that can help reduce your negative impact on the climate. Start by contributing to carbon neutrality through these changes and further enhance your contribution by supporting our verified carbon offset projects.
On the Road:
- Reduce the amount you drive;
- Walk, bike, carpool and use public transit more often;
- Don’t idle your vehicle;
- Keep your vehicle properly tuned and tires properly inflated;
- Consider fuel efficiency when buying a vehicle.
- Buy energy efficient appliances;
- Shut off lights and equipment when not in use;
- Use fluorescent bulbs, lower your thermostat and water heater temperature;
- Insulate and weatherproof your home;
- Conserve water;
- Hang laundry;
- Plant trees;
- Reduce, reuse and recycle.
- Think twice about printing – do you really need to print or can you read and save on-screen?
- Re-use old envelopes by sticking a label over the previous address;
- Use both sides of the paper when printing or photocopying;
- Only print the pages you need;
- If you cannot reuse paper, use the recycled kind;
- Buy energy-saving office appliances and equipment, such as Energy Star-approved computers, LCD monitors, printers and photocopiers;
- Set up a recycling program for used paper, aluminum and other materials;
- Request energy-efficiency upgrades and retrofits to office buildings;
- Fix leaking taps right away;
- Monitor how much water your workplace uses and look at how you can reduce use;
- Install devices in taps and showers that reduce the water volume;
- Turn lights on only when needed;
- Have some lights on motion detectors;
- Remind colleagues to switch off monitors when they’re away from the desk and to switch off all unneeded appliances at the end of the work day;
- Encourage staff to commit to taking alternative modes of transportation for their daily commute. This can include options such as car-pooling, cycling, taking public transit or walking where possible;
- Reduce your staff’s environmental impacts from air travel by using video-conferences for meetings;
- Set the thermostat at 19 degrees Celsius;
- Avoid heating the outdoors by leaving doors and windows open when it’s hot inside.
- Keep radiators clear. Don’t block radiators with furniture; it reduces efficiency and output;
If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. Check your use of electricity, gas and oil, so you know how much energy your office uses and how much you can reduce.
Please help us fighting global warming – offset now your greenhouse-gas emissions!