I am a regular reader of Alicia Silverstone’s blog The Kind Life. It has a lot of great information on being Eco Friendly. She had a link to a site that helps you calculate your carbon footprint. I think you will find it interesting to see what yours is.
Two other great blogs to check out if you are looking for ways to reduce your footprint is Little Green Blog and Reduce Footprints. There is an awesome weekly challenge on Wednesday’s that I try to always participate in. Not only is it fun but you will learn a lot!
As you can see we live sort of out in the country so I always try to make my trips count when driving into to town. We have over 80 retail locations that sell our products so I am on the road a lot. What I do is whatever area I am in I do my shopping while I am there. That saves on gas and time and helps me reduce our footprint in that area. Here are some other very useful simple tips to help you reduce your footprint.
Avoid using your dryer and air dry your clothes if possible. This is a good time to put this into practice sine warmer weather will soon be here.
Wash your clothes in cold water because using warm or hot water uses so much more energy.
Replace light bulbs with Compact Florescent or LED bulbs
Turn off lights when you’re not in a room
Regulate the temperature in your house. Even 2 degrees can make a huge difference.
Clean and replace your air filters on a regular basis so they will work more efficiently
Turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth. This will save around 25 gallons of water a month!!
Unplug and turn off all electronics when you are not using them..
These are all really simple and pretty easy to do. Do you already do any of these things and do you have any other good “reduce your carbon footprint” tips that you can share?