Decrease your footprint - your CARBON Footprint!
But first, what is a carbon footprint?
Let me put this in a simplier way.
Carbon footprint is the measure of imprint you leave on earth.
So how does this affect the environment and the whole world in general? You will be suprised that even your
eating habits contribute to global warming!
Yes carbon footprint leads to global warming from the emissions of what we do everyday to a combination of
small habits that add up to one big effect on the environment.
Decreasing it can start from the simple turning the light on/off and turning off of electricity-dependent machines if not in use.Less ecectricity less emission of carbon dioxide.
Now its time for you to go for Veggies!
By doing this and consuming less meat,you eliminate more carbon footprint. Meat is generally imported from around the world, rather than locally.Transporting such commodity needs fuel used for transportation which is emitted into the atmosphere and contributes to global warming BIG TIME!
Growing your own garden is a plus too.Having your fruits and veggies from your backyard direct to your table
eliminates fuel-actioned trans. And patronize your own country's commodities is a big help. Stop buying imported stuff.
Delivering these things from point A to point B take a lot of fuel-needing factor.
From not over-charging your cellphone, driving less (You save 1.1 lbs. of carbon dioxide for every .62 miles
you don't drive),Checking your tires( tires that are inflated properly can improve gasoline consumption by more than 3%.
Every gasoline saved keeps carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere),Recycling to planting a tree!. These little actions
sums up into a one great leap of helping to decrease your carbon footprint.
Now why would i want to decrease my carbon footprint?
I'll tell you the reasons why. The more carbon footprint you leave on earth the more you contribute to global warming.
Increase in global tempretature can cause significant changes on mother nature.
These changes can be so horrific, it includes species extinctions, spread of disease, crop shortage and glacier retreat.
Not to mention drought, heat waves and hurricanes!
But how these things get inter-connected with each other?
Let me count the ways. First the glacier-retreat or the melting of play ice caps. Global warming can melt this ice caps which
is composed of fresh water which will eventually desalinate the ocean after melting. This desalination will
cause ocean current that regulates the temperature to be imbalanced. This imbalance can cause the drought and instinction for the species that cannot adapt and survive.
Melting the ice caps will further heaten up the earth because the ocean will be left as sun light reflector. Ocean is dark and blue, it absorbs light rather than reflect it, so expect a warmer and sizzling eperience all time of the day. Bet you, even an ice cold lemonade? - No can do!
So there's your drought that will dry up and kill all your crops. Disease-carrying insect migrating to a cooler place
thus spreading their wrath all over.The heat waves, hot ocean water and more hurricanes as effect of anthropogenic global warming.
Knowing these facts, I can bet on it, you are now totally enviromentaly conscious and more concerned of your carbon footprint and decreasing it!
We dont want to end up as hurricane victim.