Our Planet
    01 June 2020


    What can you do to reduce your carbon footprint during lockdown? 

    Climate change affects us all, and so we all need to be doing our part to preserve the earth.

    While everyone might be overwhelmed at this time, there are some things you can do in your daily life to reduce your own carbon footprint which can have a bigger, more positive impact on the environment. Here are some ideas for you to reduce your energy use, electricity bill and carbon footprint:

    • Plant indigenous plants and trees, which absorb carbon, support biodiversity and give us clean air to breathe 

    • Switch to LED lights in your home, which is a great energy saver and will save on your electricity bill as well. 

    • Invest in a solar geyser if you can, if you are unable to, you can switch off your geyser when not in use to save energy. 

    • Waste less in every facet of your life – it is good for the environment and good for your pocket too. 

    • Opt for at least one meat-free day in the week, plant-based foods are less harmful to the environment and are also good for your health 

    • Only run full loads when using you washing machine or dishwasher to avoid multiple loads 

    • Remember to unplug all plugs that are not in use including your laptop plug now that you are working from home 

    • Make use of natural sun drying instead of turning on the tumble-dryer 

    • Microwave reheat food quicker and with less energy than the oven or stovetop 

    • Use a shower instead of a bath – this does not only save electricity but it also saves water 

    Click here to find out more about Vodacom's sustainability initiatives