How to reduce your carbon footprint

How to reduce your carbon footprint. How to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

directions_car directions_bus flightTransportation

  • flight Avoid flights
  • directions_bus Take the bus / train
  • directions_bike Ride bicycle
  • directions_walk Walk
  • work Live close to work
  • home Work from home
  • local_gas_station Buy a car with low fuel consumption
  • directions_car Buy hybrid car
  • directions_car Drive moderately
  • Avoid high acceleration / deceleration when driving.
    This will save your car and other cars fuel consumption, and will decrease the probability to car accidents.
  • directions_car When driving look ahead to avoid unnecessary accelerations and decelerations
  • directions_car Avoid driving with high motor RPM.
  • directions_car Drive with highest gear possible
  • work Reduce baggage weight
  • close Close the car windows
  • access_time Avoid driving during rush hour.
  • directions_car Avoid unnecessary car driving
  • directions_car Avoid motor idling
  • directions_car Keep tires with proper air pressure
  • settings Maintain your car on time.
  • map Plan your driving route to minimize the distance
  • directions_run Prefer stairs to elevator
  • directions_run Use the stairs instead of elevator
  • phone_iphone Use applications to minimize time and distance

ac_unit Heating & cooling

  • wb_sunny Install solar water heater system
  • home Insulate your house
  • home Install window shutters
  • home Install double glazing windows.
  • home Close windows and doors (except for ventilation)
  • ac_unit Prefer A/C heating to electric/gas/wood heating
  • ac_unit Prefer gas heating to wood/coal
  • home Consider to cover your roof with plants
  • home Consider to cover your roof with white paint/cover at summer
  • ac_unit Prefer fan to A/C
  • ac_unit Prefer local heating/cooling to global
  • ac_unit Set A/C's thermostat to moderate temperature
  • ac_unit Use A/C heating instead of electric heater
  • ac_unit Use A/C locally in the room instead of the whole house
  • ac_unit Clean A/C's filters
  • ac_unit Wear clothes that fit the current temperature
  • ac_unit Wear thick clothes to keep warm
  • ac_unit Wear lite clothes to keep cool
  • settings_power Lower water heater temperature

kitchen Appliances

  • star_border Use Energy Star qualified appliances
  • power Buy appliances with low power consumption
  • settings_power Turn off appliances and gadgets that are in stand by state
  • kitchen Avoid opening frequently the refrigerator door
  • kitchen Leave enough space between the refrigerator and the wall to allow ventilation
  • local_laundry_service Wash your clothes in cold water
  • local_laundry_service Use shorter washing machine program
  • local_laundry_service Fill the washing machine / dryer / dishwasher before operation
  • tv Buy LED TV instead of plasma
  • settings_brightness Reduce TV/Monitor/Phone display brightness
  • laptop Prefer laptop over desktop computer
  • phone_iphone Prefer smartphone over laptop
  • settings_power Disconnect electrical charger when it finished charging
  • cast_connected Prefer microwave oven over toaster oven
  • laptop Set PC energy saving features
  • battery_charging_full Set battery saver modes
  • Set Windows battery saver mode.
    Set Mac energy saver features.
    Set iPhone low power mode.
    Set Android battery.
    Turn off GPS location, WiFi and bluetooth when you don't need it.
  • local_laundry_service Use laundry hanger instead of electric dryer

lightbulb_outline Lighting

shopping_cart Shopping

restaurant Food

naturedescription Wood

Reduce carbon dioxide emissions

  • thumb_up Support carbon tax
  • Carbon tax should replace sales tax and increase the demand to low carbon emissions products. The amount of the carbon tax should be proportional to the carbon emissions of the product.
  • how_to_vote Vote for environmental friendly candidates
  • autorenew Recycle waste materials
  • If exist in your city, sort your waste to specific recycle bins - papers, bottles, glass, compost...

Reduce electricity consumption

  • wb_sunny Install solar panels on your roof to generate electricity.


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