Carbon Footprints- How You Can Help
Did you know that most of the energy on the Earth comes from nonrenewable sources such as petroleum, hydrocarbon gas liquids, natural gas, coal, and nuclear energy? These sources are considered nonrenewable because they are limited to the supply that we can mine from the Earth. We don’t like limiting the amount of energy that we can use, so we are so excited to partner with a company that has a renewable energy initiative!
Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources that are naturally replenished on a human timescale. The 5 main sources of renewable energy are- solar energy from the sun, geothermal energy from heat inside the earth, wind energy, biomass from plants, and hydropower from flowing water. Biomass from plants is currently the most used renewable energy source in the United States, with hydropower and wind energy coming in a close 2nd and 3rd. We believe that it takes every single one of us to reduce our carbon footprint, and switching to a renewable energy source is an easy start!
Here are 5 ways to reduce your carbon footprint at home-
Insulate your home- insulation ensures that your home stays cool during the summer and warm during the winter without having to use as much energy
Switch to renewables- using solar, wind, or hydroelectric energy will help you to reduce household emissions and save money on your energy bills
Buy energy efficient- anything from your appliances to your light bulbs will save money and make your home eco-friendly
Turn off the lights- turning off appliances and lights when they are not in use will save you from wasting power
Reduce, reuse, recycle- by reducing the amount of waste you have, this will make a huge difference in your carbon footprint
All it takes is for each of us to reduce our individual carbon footprint and we will start to see the impact that we can have on our lovely planet Earth!