Do you know nearly three-quarters of the total carbon emission is generated in our houses? Therefore we must understand how we use energy and the underlying causes of these carbon emissions so we can move ahead, creating a low carbon future.
The energy that we use at our homes comes from fossil fuels. Our dependency on this energy supply is visible from the fact that almost 85% of the energy we use comes from fossil fuels. And if we continue to waste, we will soon run out of this limited energy supply.
The power plants produce almost 30% of the earth’s total carbon emission in order to meet the growing need of the society.
This is not the only source of carbon emission, but there are a lot of household products generating carbon emissions. We must understand what all daily activities and household products cause these emissions if we want to create a low carbon future.
Check out a few activities that generate carbon emissions-
Driving- Our cars are dependent on petroleum fuel to run it. This accounts for the major carbon emission an average person can produce. To reduce the carbon footprint, you can try public transports or carpool. This way, you will definitely reduce the stress on the fuel and also reduce your monthly energy bill.
Cooking- Grilling a perfect steak or other meat products takes a lot of time to cook, meaning the gas stove will have to run longer for it to cook. It is not just the cooking time, but also the waste products that contribute to the carbon emission. A vegetarian meal takes a lot less time to cook, which not only reduces the carbon emission but also saves your bill.
Food source– The overall carbon emission of the agriculture industry is 8%, and the livestock generates one-third of this total emission. One of the primary gas generated by the livestock is methane, which is more destructive than the CO2.
Consumers can indirectly reduce their carbon footprint by reducing the need for animal products.
According to a report, food generates almost 17% of the total carbon emission. Switching to an organic diet reduces the carbon emission significantly, and has a more notable impact on your life.