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How to reduce your carbon footprint

23rd Apr 19

Michaela Stehr
By Michaela Stehr1 Followers

With climate change on the rise, Vodacom recognises that we all have a responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint. Every little bit counts, so here's how you can play your part.

What is your carbon footprint?

It may sound like just another buzzword, but knowing what carbon footprint means and understanding yours is vital to the survival of our planet. Carbon footprint refers to the total amount of greenhouse gases emitted by an individual as a result of personal daily activities or the activities of a group, organisation or company. You can calculate your personal carbon footprint online and then work towards reducing this number by making lifestyle decisions and changes that benefit the greater environment. Here are some easy-to-apply, actionable ideas to get started on reducing your carbon footprint.

Use eco-friendly transport

One of the most obvious ways to reduce your carbon footprint is by driving less. You can try walking or riding a bicycle to completely remove carbon emissions from your travel. If this isn’t a viable option, use carpooling apps, such as Lifti, or public transport to drastically reduce C02 emissions by sharing the load with other travellers. Investing in a lower carbon vehicle or lowering unnecessary acceleration will not only keep your footprint down but also ...

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