What is carbon footprint?
A carbon footprint can indicate the carbon consumption of a person or a group. Carbon is the natural resource made up of carbon elements, such as petroleum, coal, wood and so on. The more carbon is consumed, the more carbon dioxide which causes global warming is produced, so that the carbon footprint will be larger; Conversely, the carbon footprintwill be smaller. Greenhouse gases are mainly discharged through transportation, food production and consumption, energy use and various production processes.
The carbon emissions reduction action begins from ourselves:
1.Keep doing healthy, natural and gentle exercises, including yoga, Pilates, or tai chi every day.
2.Don't smoke and try not to breathe second-hand smoke.
3.Be kind to others and treat people and things around with a tolerant, friendly and gentle heart.
4.Try to eat organic and healthy food. Organic food is produced and processed without chemical fertilizers, pesticides, additives, or genetic technology, which must eventually pass the independent organic certifications.
5.Respect the nature ecology, be equipped with environmental awareness, and lead people around to advocate environmental protection. Don’t litter, if you see litter on the ground, pick it up and throw in the garbage bin.
6.Be close to the nature. Choose the free, natural and environmental "organic travel" way which is different from the traditional way of appreciating the beautiful scenery on the journey. Instead, it pays more attention to the protective behaviour and the way of thinking, which focuses on conscious ecological protection without damaging the environment.
7.Share your life with people around you actively.
8.Choose a printer of good quality to avoid paper jams and waste.
9.Turn off the electrical power. No matter in the office or at home, when the computers, televisions and other electrical appliances are not in use, switching them off can save more power than standby.
10.Donate your unwanted or useless items to a welfare organization for recycling.
11.Save water. Turn the flow of the toilet and faucet down and make water multi-utilized as far as possible, such as using water to wash dishes after washing vegetables and using water to mop the floor after washing clothes.
12.Try to take the bus, ride a bike, walk or drive an energy-saving car to work.
Calculate your carbon footprint:
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