Inevitably in our daily life style, we all contribute in some way to cause some impact to our environment, whether negative or positive, but we are always part of what affects the planet.

Today is our #GreenThursday and I want to give you some tips to reduce your carbon footprint on our beautiful planet and so slowly we can help make this world a better one.

Reduce your carbon footprint

Stop buying bottled water

This is likely no news flash for you, but let’s review: Bottled water has a huge carbon footprint–it’s bottled at one location in small plastic bottles that were made at another location and shipped long distances. Many plastic water bottles are recycled, but most are not, making the footprint even bigger. Get yourself a reusable water bottle like Klean Kanteen.

Also, a lot of restaurants have made the switch from offering fancy bottled water, usually imported from an exotic source, to using in-house filtration systems that make tap water a good choice. Ask about it next time you dine out.

Unplug it!

Unplug appliances that you don’t use frequently. Most electronics have a standby mode that siphons energy even when not in use.

Cell phone chargers, laptops, televisions, stereos–there’s a whole list of items that should be unplugged when not in use.

Try using a power strip for groups of electronic items. One flick of the switch and it’s all off.

Use cold water.

No, not in the shower… but maybe in the washer.
Try using cold water to launder things that don’t need to be cleaned in hot or warm water.

It takes a lot of energy to heat up water, multiply that by the number of loads, and that’s a big footprint.

Most major detergent makers sell detergents designed to have the same cleaning power as with regular soap. Try washing mixed loads in cold water, too.