Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

The issue of global warming is an all too real situation that can be daunting. With the ever-increasing greenhouse gas emissions and rising sea levels, it can be discouraging for those looking for a way to slow down or even reverse climate change. There several personal lifestyle changes that you can make to help reduce your carbon footprint.

Theresa Beatty
Theresa Beatty

Eliminating the use of fossil fuels can help reduce the emission of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. While eliminating, the burning of oil, coal, and natural gas will be a challenge, using alternatives when possible can make a huge impact. The second leading cause of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States is transportation. When a single gallon of gas is burned, it produces 20 pounds of CO2. To help decrease this pollutant, you could move closer to work, use mass transit to commute to work, switch to cycling or walking, or work from home.

If you are unable to cut back on your personal transportation, an easier way to help in the fight against climate change is to consume simply less. Cutting back on your daily consumption will result in fewer fossil fuels being burned to produce and ship the products around the world. Theresa Beatty, a family mediator in LaGrange, Georgia is particularly concerned about climate change. A member of the local Sierra Club, Theresa does what she can to reduce her carbon footprint in hopes of slowing down the effects that the greenhouse emissions are having on the global climate.