Steps to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint


Your carbon footprint consists of the total amount of carbon emissions that are created by your
activities each day. From driving your vehicle, to heating your home, to the food that you
consume. Below are steps that you can take to reduce carbon emissions and make a
difference.

Clean Your Plate

One of the largest generators of carbon emissions comes from the food that we do not
consume. In the US, it is estimated that upwards of 40% of edible food is wasted. By reducing
food waste, you can help save on carbon emissions throughout the agriculture industry. From
the fuel and fertilizers used in farming to the refrigeration in the food distribution industry.
Organic food that rots in landfills creates methane which is 25 times more potent than carbon
dioxide. You save money by having to purchase less food when you clean your plate.

Conserve Water

Water along with wastewater treatment is one of the more carbon-intensive processes being
used today which generates considerable amounts of carbon dioxide. Reduce the water
reliance in your home by taking these simple steps.

● Use cold water when washing clothes.
● Handwash dishes when applicable.
● Dry clothes on a clothesline outside during the summer.
● Place a brick inside the toilet tank.

Drive More Efficiently

By going to the grocery store when driving to or from work, you can not only reduce carbon
emissions, but it can also help you save on gasoline.  If you have multiple vehicles,
choose the right one for the trip you are taking.

Insulate Your HomeFrom adding more insulation to sealing leaks, you can reduce the heating and cooling energy
costs of your home significantly throughout the year. Just by applying caulk to windows and
sliding doors can save an average of up to 20%.

Add a clear, plastic film to cover your windows to provide an additional layer
of insulation. For a few dollars, you can save a considerable amount on your energy bills as
well.

Switch from Incandescent to LED Lighting

LED lights use 90% less energy and last up to 25 times as long compared to incandescent light
bulbs. If you have any incandescent lights in your home, replace them with LEDs right away and
save a considerable amount of money starting with your next electric bill

Unplug Devices Not in Use

Computers, hair dryers, coffee makers, and other devices and appliances continue to use
energy even if they are shut off. To fully stop the sapping of electricity, you need to unplug them
from the wall or you can purchase a power strip for some of your devices and shut them off
when they are not in use.

Taking steps to reduce your carbon footprint will help lower the amount of greenhouse gas
emissions. When everyone participates by doing a little each day, it can greatly reduce the
impact that we are having on the environment.

Contact Brickley Environmental Today

With numerous dangers facing your home or business, calling the professionals at Brickley
Environmental is a good place to start. We offer our knowledge and experience along with the
tools to detect and remove infestations of various types. The services provided by Brickley
Environmental include the following.

● Asbestos Abatement
● Mold Remediation
● Lead-Based Paint Removal
● Demolition
● Hazardous Waste Removal

If you are facing any of these issues, call Brickley Environmental today. Our friendly, courteous
staff will take your call and answer your questions, so you can make the best-informed decision
about what to do next. At Brickley Environmental, we are here to help you.