One thing many may not understand is that carbon footprint’s can be linked with diet plans. Carbon footprints are the total amount of greenhouse gases that are produced by human activities. You may wonder how diet plans. Your carbon footprint is based on the total usage of burning fossil fuels such as gas or oil. Depending on what your diet plan is like will increase or decrease your total carbon footprint.
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If you are eating a healthier diet such as more vegetables and fruits you may not be cooking as much as you would with other foods. With the lower amount of cooking it will equal to a decrease of the burning of fossil fuels. If we choose our diets carefully we can help to lower our carbon footprint on the environment.
In addition to choosing the best diet plans there are other ways to reduce your carbon footprint. They include:
- Borrow items that are not used often like chain saws and ladders.
- Use recycled paper
- Use reusable water bottles.
- Turn off your power strips and lights each day.
- Do not leave your computer on standby shut it down at the end of the day
- Use your bike, feet or another mode of transportation.
- Switch your water heater when you will be away from home to vacation mode.
- Use synthetic lubricants that don’t need to be changed for 6 months.
- Start a compost heap.
- Install water barrels to help collect rain water. You can also put a bucket in your sink to collect the excess water from washing.