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Global Warming, Climate Change and Carbon:
What is all this carbon jargon anyway?
[/vc_wp_text][vc_wp_text]For the better part of the last two decades we’ve all heard about Global Warming, Climate Change and Carbon, but most of us don’t really know what our ‘carbon footprint’ means; because if we did, we wouldn’t have left such big ones behind.
A carbon footprint is the amount of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emitted as a result of an activity done by a person, community, organization, or company etc.
Other greenhouse gases like Methane and Ozone are also added into consideration as carbon footprint and are converted to a ‘CO2 equivalent’ by multiplying with a pre-determined factor.
Let’s look at an example- traveling by public transportation (train or bus) for almost 7 miles is equivalent to using 5 plastic bags or 2 water bottles as all of these add 1 kilogram (~2.2 pound) of CO2 and/or CO2 equivalent to your carbon footprint total.
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What about YOUR Footprint?
Most people are shocked when they know how much their carbon footprint count is compared to how much they are supposed to have for a sustainable living:
– The world wide average carbon footprint is 4 tons co2 per person a year.
– While the maximum amount of carbon footprint per person to live a sustainable life on earth should not exceed 2 tons per person a year.
Your carbon footprint count helps you understand how much energy you consume and how much your activities affect your surroundings.
Having a higher-than-usual carbon footprint count means that you might have been damaging the environment without even knowing it; the Natural Resources Defense Council has linked excessive carbon footprints to global warming and climate change. As such, your carbon footprint can contribute to climate disasters and imbalances like flooding, disturbed ecosystems, and water shortages.[/vc_wp_text][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”25295″ img_size=”full” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” el_class=”gray-border” link=”https://thegreenlinemarket.com/product/weleda-men-24h-deo-roll-on/”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_wp_text]So it is very important to have a better understanding of your impact, to try to reduce it as much as possible in order to maintain a healthy planet and cut back on damaging it.
There are many things that you can do to neutralize and/or reduce your carbon footprint. They may be seem simple or you might think they are ineffective, but they are well-researched and are beneficial to your environment. One such metric is carbon neutrality.
Carbon neutrality is the goal of achieving zero net carbon footprint, which happens by having an equal amount of CO2 absorbed to the amount of CO2 emitted. and that can be achieved by several actions to sequester/ offset emissions, like planting trees, recycling, using earth-friendly items and services, or ‘buying credit’. [/vc_wp_text][vc_wp_text]
The good thing about carbon neutrality is that it can be achieved by anyone, anywhere, anytime! Whether it’s a whole country, a community, or even an individual, carbon neutrality can be achieved without any required legislation and/or overly-demanding efforts. That being said, there are many tools, methods, and tips and tricks that help you achieve carbon neutrality with ease:
- Using a carbon footprint calculator
- Walking as much as you can instead of using ways of transportation
- Use public transportation, walk or bike instead of driving- carpooling is great too!
- Avoid fast-food restaurants and go for independants that use organic, local ingredients.
- And last but not least, buying carbon neutral- certified products, such as what’s on offer at The GreenLine Market
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What are we doing about it?
Thankfully, many organizations are developing products and projects to help raise awareness and reduce carbon footprint as much as possible.
We, at The Green Line Market, try our best to bring you the most environmentally friendly products that help you achieve a healthy sustainable life. We support and offer carbon neutral-certified products- a certification that is awarded after many consistently developing standards and requirements are met. We believe that through your buying power we can maintain carbon neutralism and achieve complete sustainability.
The carbon neutral protocol -founded in 2002- caused a major breakthrough in the world of producing zero net carbon footprint products. By building energy-efficient projects, managing and endorsing environmental instruments, and helping make the world a better place by working with more than 300 clients in 33 countries, they ensure delivering high quality programs with positive impact on the environment; thus protecting the future for the many generations to come.[/vc_wp_text][vc_single_image image=”25303″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_wp_text]
What you can do?
Your role as a consumer is essential: what you can do to save the environment is to start keeping track of your carbon footprint, and reducing your output as much as possible by the various methods mentioned above. Above that support carbon neutral certified products and manufacturers by purchasing their products and sharing them with your loved ones; in order to raise awareness and help to reduce Global Warming, Climate Change and Carbon output from everyday living.
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