Many of the top climate scientists from the United States and across the world predict a rise in temperature of 2.5 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit over the next one hundred years.
Climate change and the production of greenhouse gases can have drastic, negative consequences. You can do your part by going green this year. Making the changes might be easier than you thought.
Here’s what you need to do to help reduce emissions and your carbon footprint to help our Earth.
Follow the Three R’s
Reduce, reuse, recycle—you’ve heard it before, but how seriously did you take it? Following the “Three R’s” is one step you can take if you’re wondering how to help the planet.
Essentially, you need to cut down on what you throw away. Find new and innovative ways to repurpose items you may have thrown away. Recycle when you can’t reuse something and whenever it’s possible.
Here are some simple tips:
- Replace plastic and paper bags with reusable ones
- Avoid bottled waters and sodas
- Buy food with recyclable packaging if possible
- Choose food items that use less packaging
- Buy gently used clothes from thrift stores
- Donate gently used furniture, clothing, electronics, etc.
- Learn how to recycle different items
- Take e-waste to an appropriate recycling facility
- Reduce household hazardous waste
Make the Energy-Efficient Switch
Swap out inefficient light bulbs with LED ones, which are more energy-efficient and don’t need to be replaced as often. Upgrade to Energy Star appliances and ditch the old equipment, which is often an energy hog anyway.
Replace drafty windows and old doors with newer ones. New models have more features that help keep your home comfortable year-round while reducing energy waste. You don’t want to let your heat or air conditioning escape your home due to inefficient windows and doors, after all.
Lastly, consider upgrading to a smart thermostat, which can help you save money by adjusting your heating and cooling and offering insights on your energy use.
Start a Garden
Gardening is a great way to grow your own produce. You might not have to make as many trips to the grocery store or invest in food with wasteful packaging.
Gardening also helps the environment since plants can improve the air and soil quality. Plants take carbon dioxide and turn it into oxygen, and they’re also natural filters.
You can learn more about greenhouses and gardening and how KUBO offers full-service grow concepts.
Global warming is real, but you can help reduce your impact by growing a garden and bringing more plants into our world, which can help cut down on greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide.
Start Going Green
If you’re interested in going green, start with these simple yet effective tips. Even small changes add up, and you might be surprised how easy it is to make the switch to greener solutions.
Doing your part for the planet doesn’t stop here. Learn more ways you can help reduce your impact and go green on our blog.