5 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR CO2 OUTPUT LOW
Your life makes a huge difference. Not only by helping our planet yourself. You can be an inspiration for the people around you simply by doing the right thing. Here are 5 easy ways to keep your personal Co2 output in check. Share this article so that your friends can learn about it as well and let us know your ways of keeping the co2 output low down in the comment section below.
This is a superb way to save c02. And there is an enormous benefit on top of the low carbon footprint: Showering cold boosts your immune system. You will see that you get used to this rather quickly and it is a super refreshing way to start your day. Promise.
A recent study in England showed that regular cold showers trigger an increase in the metabolic speed rate and the number of white blood cells in the body, which then help fight diseases. Improved blood circulation means better overall cardiovascular health. Among the benefits of taking cold showers is good blood flow. Believe me, once you are used to it you can not live without it anymore
USE A BICYCLE INSTEAD OF A CAR
Again. This is not only a great way to save the plant. Using a bike regularly will help you stay fit. I only use my bike in my city. I do not use public transport. I know that public transport itself is considered a way to keep co2 emissions in check and indeed it is. But you know what’s even much better? – yes, you guessed it. Using a bike! On top of all the health and carbon footprint advantages its also simply tons of fun to cruise with your trusty steed made of steel.
EAT VEGAN OR VEGETARIAN
The production of meat is just not a good thing. No matter from which angle you look at it. Nearly half of all the water used in the United States goes toward raising animals for food. Here’s proof that meat wastes water: It takes more than 2,400 gallons of water to produce just 1 pound of meat. Only 25 gallons of water are required to grow 1 pound of wheat. The lung of our earth, our forests, are getting eradicated to grow food for the animals you eat. Again, doing the right thing comes with added benefits: Eating consciously will help regulate your cholesterol levels and keep you in shape. Thousands of vegan athletes, bodybuilders and sportsman demonstrated that it is even possible to eat a vegan or vegetarian diet while doing sport on a professional level. On top of all of that the conditions in which the animals you eat “live” are horrendous. Meat also contains increased amounts of antibiotics, which is given to the animals because of the sicknesses they attain during their stay in the hellish conditions that you can find in mass animal husbandry. Food is everybody’s own personal choice. But eating meat is certainly not the right decision for people that look out for their co2 footprint.
BUY ORGANIC OR SECOND-HAND CLOTHING
Instead of buying the newest plastic crap from H&M or similar retailers you should buy as many clothes from small businesses that try to produce with a low carbon footprint. There are many options for organic clothing. Those companies support producers of organic materials like organic cotton. This cotton is Another great way is to buy second-hand clothing. You can find amazing in those sweet local second-hand stores near you and since this is basically 100% recycled the carbon footprint goes towards 0.
BUY LOCAL PRODUCTS
The more local, the better for the planet. This rule almost always applies for food and in many cases also for other goods. Instead of buying fruits from the other side of the planet go for as much locally grown produce as you can. The first step is to become conscious of it and have the intention to do the right thing. Once you are aware of where what is coming from you can easily decrease your carbon footprint by buying seasonal fruits that are common to your area. This also extends to processed food: Plant-based milk is such a thing. There are many plant-based kinds of milk available in Germany (where I live) but instead of going for something from Alpro that is made out of soy most of the time, I settled for a local brand that uses oat instead of soy. This oat is locally grown on an island in Germany so it is the right choice. Again the pattern of doing the right thing and benefitting continous: The locally produced plant milk is tasting better and is more healthy plus no rainforests got destroyed to grow soy. Just a total 360 degree win.
HERE ALL TIPS IN ONE HANDY LIST:
- Take cold showers instead of warm showers
- Use a Bicycle, not a car or car
- Eat Vegetarian or vegan food
- Buy organic or second-hand clothing
- Buy foods and goods as locally as possible