In early October, the United Nations released a climate change report forewarning of global catastrophes (severe flooding , wildfires , droughts ) that could begin by 2040 unless drastic changes are made to reduce greenhouse gases. It might seem like a daunting task, but here are five lifestyle changes you can make right now to start reducing your carbon footprint. If you really want to help the planet, follow the next-level suggestions to make the biggest impact. 1. Change Your Commuting Habits The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that transportation contributes 28 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions , one of the main culprits behind global warming. The easiest solution, depending on where you live, is to take public transportation whenever possible. Alternatively, walking and biking are not only beneficial to the environment, but also beneficial to your health. Next Level: Drive an Electric Car Gas-fueled cars rely on fossil fuels , which are notorious for releasing carbon dioxide into the air. Hybrid cars are a slightly better option as they’re more fuel efficient, but they still rely on gas. Since electric cars eliminate the need for gas, they don’t release harmful emissions , and are the best option […]

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here