Carbon emissions are a problem we encounter every day! The fact is that the situation continues to worsen and the impact that artificial activities have on the world is something that we must reflect on and bear in mind both individually and collectively.
Are we doing something to avoid this irreversible damage in nature? Do you know how you could contribute to the improvement of this complicated situation?
The carbon footprint What is it exactly?
When we talk about the carbon footprint, we refer to all the gases related to the greenhouse effect that a person, entity or specific event emits by themselves. These gases are known as: carbon emissions.
The carbon footprint is, therefore, a way of measuring carbon emissions that is based on the individual nature of said activity. Carbon emissions, when they become carbon footprints, all they do is acquire a specific character that is inextricably linked to the circumstance or person that causes it.
How can we contribute to reducing carbon emissions?
In order to reduce carbon emissions and to live in a friendly way with the planet we live on, understanding what the concept of carbon footprint implies is essential.
And it is that the carbon footprint of each activity that we carry out is the key to controlling carbon emissions. Thus, if we take into account that each of the activities that we carry out throughout the day involves a waste of energy and has a negative influence on the environment, we can begin to draw up a plan b.
So, should we review our own habits immediately?
There are several parameters that serve to measure the carbon footprint and in order to provide a clear picture of which aspects of one’s routine are not very favorable to the environment.
If we search the internet, we will surely find a lot of useful information about it. It is not something that can be achieved from one day to the next, but we should not give up for that. On the contrary, the ideal is to realize that everything has a process, and the benefits in the medium and long term will be very favorable.
In the first place, we must address all those activities that directly imply significant carbon emissions, in order to know that, if we want to reduce our own carbon footprint, it will be necessary to avoid them or carry them out in alternative ways.
Car use, for example, has a significant influence on the carbon footprint, since the carbon emissions involved are quite high. To avoid this damage, many people choose to use public transport (which also emits these gases but, when carrying several people, the impact on the environment is measured by comparing the damage that would occur if each of them used their own vehicle) .
The waste itself, given the processes that are required to treat it (which involve a large emission of gases), also represent a damage to the environment. For this reason, we must continue to emphasize the importance of recycling: from our own home we can reduce the amount of waste! (using less paper or reusing those things that still have a useful life)
The footprint of life must be measured by each individual, controlled in a coherent way and reflected at the individual and collective level. The countdown begins…