HOW TO REDUCE ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT - Coggle Diagram
HOW TO REDUCE
Change what you buy
Live by reduce, reuse, recycle
Every product has a life cycle. Consider buying things that actually built to last or consider thrifting and buying secondhand where you can.
Check out labels and signs for sustainable sourced products. Example, FCS logo on paper
Once finished use a product, check if it can be recycled rather than sent to landfill
Products sent to landfill responsible for harmful toxins being release and greenhouse gass emissions. It take centuries to break down
Change what you eat
Eating a healthy and balanced diet can help to reduce carbon footprints.
Meat and dairy have a higher carbon footprints than plant-based food.
For example, eat varieties of vegetables, beans and grains as well as try to not waste the food that you buy.
Meat and fish can get from more sustainable sources than intensive farming because it have lower carbon footprints.
A large proportion of greenhouse gases emissions come from our food system.
Globally, around a quarter of all food that not eaten contributes 8 to 10% of greenhouse gas emission.
Switch to clean energy
Doing simple thing such as switch off the light when not use and leaving device on standby help to reduce footprint.
Switching to renewable energy provider help to reduce our footprint and support green economy
In UK, energy use at home are responsible for more than 20% of greenhouse gas emission.
Change how you travel
Travelling often take up a significant proportion of a person's footprint.
Consider travelling by train, cycling instead of taking the car to reduce the emission
Reducing flying can also have a huge impact on the footprint
If flying is the only option, the carbon offsetting using credible and accredited scheme.