Is it possible to change your carbon footprint in 2023?
If you haven’t kept your New Year’s resolutions, don’t panic, you can still do something and do something for the planet by reducing your daily carbon footprint. But how does it work?
At a time when the ecological crisis is on everyone’s lips and is becoming more and more critical, reducing their Greenhouse Gas Emissions (BEGES) is a priority.
As a reminder:
“France’s carbon footprint represents the amount of greenhouse gases (GHGs) caused by a country’s domestic final demand (consumption by households, public administrations and non-profit organizations and investments), regardless of whether the goods or services consumed are on the national territory are manufactured or imported. »
Therefore, in order to act, it is important to be informed about its impact on the environment and to reduce its consequences. Even if you don’t realize it, the actions you take automatically every day contribute to making greenhouse gas emissions worse every day. Indeed, by taking your car, shopping at the supermarket, heating your home… You emit, directly or indirectly, the most important greenhouse gas: CO2, which is the main cause of global warming.
The way you live has a direct impact on the environment. Therefore, to minimize its impact on ecology, it is important to be aware of its carbon footprint. The quantification is very easy from countless emissions calculators on the Internet, such as ” Our climate protection measures », the suggested by « good planet “, or ” air parif ».
After the Paris Agreementthe French emit an average of 11 tons of CO2 per year and person. Although this result is lower than in other developed countries, it is still too significant to reach the set goals… Goal, let’s remember, that is to reduce global warming to 2°C by using 2 tons of CO2 per be reduced year.
But then how can we act?
When it comes to our travel, the most effective solutions to significantly reduce your carbon footprint are to replace our car with more environmentally friendly means of transport (bus, bike, train, etc.) and to limit our air travel as much as possible.
Speaking of the home, if you are a homeowner, it is important to properly renovate and insulate your home. As a renter, remember to limit your heating to 19°C, choose your electricity provider carefully and go to second-hand markets or second-hand applications to buy your decoration and furniture. You can accessorize with pretty vintage furniture that’s as good for your home as it is for the planet.
Finally, on the food side, all means are good: consume less meat, avoid wasting, consume locally and seasonally…
All cards are now in your hands to go green and participate in changing the world through actions accessible to all!