Clean Up Your Carbon Footprint
The activities we perform, items we buy and products we consume on a daily basis all generate greenhouse gases that collectively become our carbon footprint. Luckily, you do not need to drastically alter your lifestyle to lower your carbon footprint. Here are five tips to help you lighten your impact on the environment.
1. Reuse and recycle.
Use a reusable water bottle and fill it up with tap water as the day goes on. Make a shopping list and bring reusable grocery bags before going to the grocery store. These quick fixes will decrease the number of plastic bottles and bags that end up in oceans, forests and landfills. Recycling is just as easy. You can recycle more than you may think, including disposable plates, cereal boxes, junk mail, packing peanuts and empty shampoo bottles.
2. Opt for a mix of protein sources.
Consuming one pound of beef generates more carbon dioxide emissions than burning a gallon of gasoline. Beans, lentils and yogurt are alternative sources of protein that are delicious and readily available in most grocery stores.
3. Install a smart thermostat.
A smart thermostat will help you save energy by creating a custom schedule and automatically adjusting the temperature when you’re away.
4. Use cold water to wash your clothes, then line-dry.
Washing your clothes with cold water saves energy and helps your clothes retain their size and shape.
5. Go paperless and enroll in Entergy’s PaperFREE billing.
Enrolling in PaperFREE is quick and simple. Log in to myAccount and select Bill Delivery Options from the menu to enroll in PaperFREE.
Source: Nunez, C. (2016, October 03). 14 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Own Carbon Footprint. Retrieved from http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/before-the-flood/articles/14-easy-ways-to-reduce-your-own-carbon-footprint/