5 ways to cut your carbon footprint
World leaders from across the planet have made commitments to help prevent climate change.
But how can you cut your carbon footprints at home?
It might feel like one small change won’t make a big difference, but don’t feel like the planet’s fate is in someone else’s hands.
There are lots of steps you can take to cut your CO2 emissions and contribute to a greener future.
Here are five quick ideas from our energy partner - 100% renewable electricity supplier, Good Energy.
1. Eat with the seasons
Our Seasonal Food page shows what’s growing in Great Britain right now: fresh veg soup, anyone?
Getting seasonal groceries will cut down on the CO2 released transporting food across the country – and will introduce you to new recipes and flavours. Try an organic veg box and see for yourself!
2. Make your travel carbon clever
Another great way to reduce your CO2 emissions is to challenge yourself to rethink how you travel.
If it’s less than a mile, could you walk?
If it’s less than five miles, could you cycle?
If you have to drive, carpool.
If you can’t carpool, research low-carbon vehicles and make sure your car is regularly serviced.
Switching up a gear earlier, sticking to the speed limit and avoiding traffic can also cut unnecessary CO2!
3. Source organic
Where you choose to buy your food, beauty products and t-shirts makes a big difference to the planet.
Agriculture is responsible for almost a third of global greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.
But there are ways to produce the products you need that are much more climate-friendly.
Organic farming works with nature rather than against it.
Look out for the Soil Association organic symbol next time you go shopping and buy organic to make sure the products you choose have been produced to the highest possible animal welfare and environmental standards.
4. Be an energy-saving guru
From switching to LED light bulbs and investing in more energy-efficient appliances, to ensuring your home is adequately insulated, there are loads of small steps you can take to make your home way more energy efficient.
5. Switch to 100% renewable electricity
One of the biggest things you can do to tackle the climate crisis is to choose clean power.
Good Energy's electricity comes from renewable sources all over the UK. So, when you switch, you’re not only cutting CO2 by saying no to fossil fuels: you’re also supporting low-carbon energy generation in Britain.
Choose Good Energy
Join Good Energy to choose 100% renewable electricity generated from the sun, wind and water. They also offer carbon neutral gas. Quote ‘SA 2020’ when you switch, and they’ll credit your energy account £50, and donate £50 to the Soil Association!Join the renewable revolution