There has been a lot of talk in recent years about our carbon footprint and how everyone must do what they can to reduce carbon footprint damage. The question which many will ask however is what exactly does that look like and more importantly, why should they bother. With regards to what that looks like there is an enormous amount of things which can be done that will help to reduce your carbon footprint from saving energy at home to avoiding using vehicles when commuting. So why exactly should we look to reduce our carbon footprint, and what exactly will happen when we do, or indeed if we do not take action? Let’s take a look.
Clear Indicators of Climate Change
The first, and probably the most important point to make here is that climate change is very much real and whilst we have spent a great deal of time over the last few decades discussing this, we can now clearly see that this is indeed real. And so with this in mind we have to take action whilst we can. There may still be some naysayers, those people should certainly be ignored because this is no longer a threat or a potentail situation, this is now something which we are seeing before our very eyes. If you take action on your own then you can contribute towards the global effort to minimize our impacts on climate change.
All a Part to Play
Is it true that the biggest perpetrators of damage to the planet are governments abroad and big business? Yes it is, yet they are not the only ones who need to change. Those who think that it is unnecessary to take action until those perpetrators do are making a big mistake and the truth is that we should set the tone, not just dance to it.
Teaching Our Children
If we take steps now to reduce the damage which we are causing to the planet then we can set the perfect example for our children to follow suit. If our children all get the message from an early age then they can be the ones who take action right away, and who are quite literally raised with eco-conscious minds. It is up to us to teach them well, and leading by example seems to be the best way in which we can do that.
Making a Difference
It can be easy to assume that we are very small and therefore any changes which we make will also be small, yet this is just not the case. For each person who helps to reduce the amount of waste which they create and for each person who donates and takes an interest in climate change, piece by piece we can make a wider change. We have to recognize that we are not in this own our own and that is why every single effort that any of us make is worthwhile.