We care about the environment, and we are taking steps to try and reduce the carbon footprint of the university. But we are also trying to reduce our own carbon footprints too.
Want to know what your carbon footprint is before you start? You can take the test here.
Here are some tips on how you can reduce your own carbon footprint at home.
- If you rent, or live on campus a good way to lessen your carbon footprint at home is by switching to energy-saving lightbulbs. These “last up to 25 times longer than traditional bulbs, they also use 80% less power to provide the same light.” (WWF Carbon Footprint Test)
- If you want to move one step up from that you can invest in dimmable lightbulbs. These allow you to change the light levels in your rooms, and save energy when you don’t need as much light.
- Consider switching to smart technology, you can monitor your energy usage with your phone, as well as heat individual rooms so you are not heating rooms no one is in.
- Another thing you can do is switch energy suppliers to one that uses 100% renewable sources. It’s a good idea to look around and find one that’s right for you.
- If you do live in a home you can adapt, you can make sure that you have double glazing, choose energy-efficient appliances, and make sure you have insulation and more. Read this list here for more ideas on how to cut your footprint at home.
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