Our vehicles are an extension of who we are. They’re our ticket to the open road, giving us a sense of freedom and the ability to explore the country both near and far. But with the rising concern for global warming and the need to reduce our carbon footprints, there’s one fundamental change taking place with the way we travel, and that’s electric cars.
In October 2018, the world’s leading scientists, led by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, issued a “final call” on climate change, stating that the world is completely “off track”.
To avert long-term and irreversible harm to our climate will require “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society”.
According to the report, the world has around 12 years remaining to enact these changes if we want to keep temperature increases to 1.5°. Currently, the world is on course for a worrying rise of 3° by 2030.
While government pressure on big businesses is ratcheting up, what can you and other citizens do to reduce the carbon emissions being released into the world around us?
Below is a guide with some things you can do to cut your carbon footprint:
Private homes are estimated to be responsible for about one fifth to one-fourth of global carbon dioxide emissions; and for that reason, eco-friendly construction or green building is becoming more and more of a necessity. If you’re looking to move home and are wanting something more eco-friendly, here are some alternative types of housing that will help you cut down your carbon footprint…
Do you ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the stresses of living an inner-city life? If so, you may have considered going ‘off-grid’. This self-sufficient lifestyle disconnects you from the electricity grid, water supply and gas mains, whilst allowing you to live a more cost-effective, and eco life-style. There are 75,000 Brits who are choosing this way of life.
While becoming completely self-sufficient isn’t an option for many people, the dream of a less stressful life is alluring.
To help, Insulation Express have uncovered how to get the ‘off-grid’ lifestyle whilst living in a city:
The management of energy and improving energy efficiency has long been necessary for industry and commerce, not only to save on cost but also to reduce carbon footprint and promote social responsibility. So, if energy efficiency is a win-win for companies, what is preventing them from making their properties more energy-efficient?