Carbon Saving Tips

How Can I minimize My Carbon Footprint? Everyone can reduce their carbon footprint, The question is, are you prepared to totally change your way of living? Most people answering honestly to that will say no, I just haven’t got the time! Do not despair, we knew that was probably going to be your honest answer. All the tips you see here are small changes that should not disrupt your life drastically. Small changes add up and if you can take up just half of these tips your footprint will shrink.

There are alternatives to Driving. We are not talking about long journeys on the freeway, they are not as carbon-heavy as stop-start driving in town. Using alternatives to driving whenever possible, walking or riding your bike will avoid carbon emissions completely. Carpooling and public transportation drastically reduce CO2 emissions by spreading them between many riders.
If you get excellent mileage per gallon, it doesn’t always mean low CO2 emissions. The myth that Electric cars emit no CO2 is just a good marketing strategy from the manufacturers. The truth is this is only the case if they are charged by a renewable energy source such as Solar. If you do not have solar you are better off investing in a Hybrid.
The way you drive also affects your emissions. Speeding and unnecessary acceleration reduce mileage by up to 33%, waste gas and money, and increase your carbon footprint. To reduce your carbon while driving. Drive steadily, accelerate, and brake gently. Use your cruise control as much as possible.
Make sure you have properly inflated tires as they will improve your gas mileage by up to 3%. Regular maintenance can also increase fuel efficiency, for example, faulty oxygen sensors can cost you up to 35% in wasted fuel efficiency.
Always use a good navigation system, this will help you avoid those gas-guzzling bumper-to-bumper jams.