Anshu Arora LLM, MSc, PMP

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Ways to Reduce your Carbon Emissions

There are many ways to reduce your carbon footprint and be more energy efficeint and environmentally friendly. A few of those are


  1. Maintain proper tire inflation for your car by checking your tires weekly.

  2. Insulate your house.

  3. Conserve heat by caulking around vents and window and door frames, sills and joints.

  4. Plug gaps around pipes, ducts, fans and vents.

  5. Install weather-stripping on windows, doors and attic hatches.

  6. Apply shrink-film to windows and glass doors.

  7. Move furniture, rugs and drapes away from air grills and heating vents.

  8. Install energy-efficient windows.

  9. Install heavy curtains on windows and glass doors to keep in the heat.

  10. On sunny days, open south facing drapes and let the sun in, a natural source of heat.

  11. Close your drapes and blinds at night.

  12. Close the damper in your wood-burning fireplace, and ensure that it fits properly.

  13. Turn down the heat in your home by two degrees Celsius in the winter.

  14. Turn down the heat by three to five degrees Celsius at night and while on vacation.

  15. Turn off the heat in your garage, and turn it on only prior to using it.