3 Ways to Reduce your Carbon Footprint

3 Ways to Reduce your Carbon Footprint

Combating climate change is no simple feat and it’s quite daunting to know where to begin. That’s why we have found three effective and relatively simple ways you can reduce your environmental impact.

1. Eat Fresh & Less Meat

Did you know that livestock (meat and dairy) make up 14.5 percent of greenhouse gas emissions? The meat industry has a major impact on the environment through greenhouse gas emissions, water use, and land degradation. By eating less meat and/or supporting local meat sources you can reduce your environmental impact significantly. You can reduce your carbon footprint by 8 pounds every day that you don’t consume meat. Food transportation is another factor having a significant impact on the environment. Transporting and cooling food requires fossil fuels, therefore eating foods that are local, in season and organic reduces your environmental footprint.

2. Do Laundry in Cold Water

Washing your clothes in cold water is better for the environment as cold water is gentler on your clothing and requires less energy from the washing machine. If you do two loads of laundry per week in cold water as opposed to hot water you can reduce your carbon footprint by up to 500 pounds per year.

3. Recycle More

Recycling is something you may already be doing, but you might be curious about improving your recycling efforts. A good thing to remember is if a bin has instructions, make sure to follow them. It's also helpful to ensure none of your items have any liquid or food waste and to avoid smaller items like bottle caps and straws because these can be harder to process. Remember, recycling isn't just for food packaging. You can recycle you skincare products too. All Nuria products can be recycled, and to find local recycling information you can enter your zip code here.

Bonus Tip: Support Girls' Education

This one may seem less obvious but it ranks highly in effectiveness to combat climate change. Project Drawdown ranked the 100 most effective climate change solutions, with educating girls ranking in the top 5 solutions! When women are educated, families thrive, communities flourish, and economies grow: When a girl graduates high school, she is more likely to have fewer, healthier children, delay marriage, and make 20% more per year of schooling. That’s why Nuria contributes a portion of sales to education through She’s the First and all of our April revenue to Save the Children. Learn more about Save the Children, She’s the First, and Project Drawdown and how you can help change the world for better. Those are a few of our tips for reducing your environmental footprint. We would love to hear your strategies and ideas to combat climate change!
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