Ways of reducing Ecological footprint
The first step towards reducing carbon footprint would be by reducing the use of disposable plastics and if need be then I would reuse them. The usage of plastics has a high level of disposal rate even though they are not biodegradable. In addition, I had proposed to my parents to consider providing us with water bottles so as to avoid a situation whereby we would be forced to buy plastic bottles when headed for campus (Miller & Spoolman p 10).
In addition, I am currently using renewable energy for every electric item I have. I have opted to buy a solar panel that I use for charging my phone and even lighting for my room at campus. I believe going the solar way would indeed help me reduce my carbon footprint on the earth.
Moreover, I am currently eating more vegetable than meat because the meat industry is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions thus reducing my intake helps in solving carbon footprint menace.
In future, I will reduce carbon footprint by engaging in movements that advocate for carbon footprint reduction. It may be assumed that everybody knows what carbon footprint is but the truth of the matter is that people need to be informed something I will gladly take part in.
In addition, I will also have all the electronic items in my house running on solar energy in a bid to reduce the carbon emissions. Besides this, I will ride to work instead of driving to work because excessive carbon emissions increase the carbon footprint (Vale & Vale p 12). Through riding I will be keeping myself fit and at the same time reducing the carbon footprints. If there is need for driving, I will opt for an electric car rather than a vehicle running on fuel because of the carbon emissions.
G. Tyler Miller, Scott Spoolman. Sustaining the Earth. Chicago: Cengage Learning, 2014.
Robert Vale, Brenda Vale. Living within a Fair Share Ecological Footprint. New York: Routledge, 2015. Nature.
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