Pollution

Your carbon footprint

Here are 10 easy ways to cut down your carbon footprint, which will help reduce the impact of global warming and climate change.

Have you ever heard the term “carbon footprint”? Just as walking on the sand leaves a footprint, burning fuel leaves carbon dioxide in the air, which is called a carbon footprint. Doing something that burns fuel will make carbon dioxide gas in the smoke.

Here are 10 easy ways to cut down your carbon footprint, which will help reduce the impact of global warming and climate change.

  1. Walk or ride your bicycle as much as possible. Remember to wear your helmet and obey the rules of the road.
  2. Use public transport such as buses, trains and taxis. You will need to travel with a grown-up, but it can be way more fun than going in the car.
  3. Visit https://footprint.wwf.org.uk/#/ to work out your family’s carbon footprint. We can all cut down!
  4. Switch off lights, TVs and other appliances when you’re not using them.
  5. Use a reusable shopping bag when buying something from the store.
  6. Have a recycling bin at home which will help cut down on the amount of trash going to landfills.
  7. Reuse leftover plastics and turn them into something useful. There are plenty of fun upcycling crafts on our website to inspire you!
  8. Only use the energy you need. Don’t use your tumble dryer if it’s warm enough to line dry your washing.
  9. Eat a plant-based meal at least once a week.
  10. Avoid single-use plastics like plastic straws and cutlery.