The New Year is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to plan out New Year’s resolutions! Deciding to reduce your carbon footprint would benefit your lifestyle, community and environment. Reducing the impact of your carbon footprint doesn’t have to be tedious or difficult, so follow the suggestions below to get off to a good start!
- Buy Food Locally
Transportation of food takes a toll on the environment. Food is transported thousands of miles for supermarkets across the U.S. This doesn’t take into account products imported from other countries. Reduce your responsibility of harmful emissions by buying local from farmer markets or small businesses. You’ll be helping the community while reducing your carbon footprint.
- Start Walking and Biking
There is no need to drive a car two blocks down the road to grab some fast food. Invest in a good bike to go to places closer to your home or work. This is a good way to exercise, get some fresh air and help meet your goal.
- Research Appliances
Reduce energy use by researching appliances like washing machines, dryers and ovens. Not only will this reduce your energy costs each month, but you’ll also be reducing your carbon footprint. Talk to appliance retailers and research to make purchases based on long-term effects, not short-term costs.
Recycling may seem tedious at first, but taking an extra few seconds makes a huge impact on the environment. Set up two bins, one for trash and one for recycling. Organize your kitchen to make it easy. Be sure to check the recycling standards for your community.
- Invest in an Energy-Efficient AC System
Air conditioning systems use a high percentage of energy in the standard home. Be aware of what your AC system has to offer. Purchasing an energy-efficient AC system will help reduce your energy bill while reducing your carbon footprint.
Reducing your carbon footprint can seem like a challenge. Set yourself up for success by purchasing energy-efficient appliances. Champion AC offers a variety of services to inform and help with all consumer inquiries. Visit or call today!
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.