How to reduce your carbon footprint when living in the city

No matter who you are, you have probably heard of climate change. You have probably also heard of a carbon footprint. If you have not, a carbon footprint is the coined term to reference how much a person, group or business is contributing to the rises in methane gases and carbon in the atmosphere.

As you can imagine, cities have a vast carbon footprint, whereas small villages tend not to. Not only is this because of a different lifestyle, but it is also about what is to hand and what is convenient. So here is how you can reduce your carbon footprint when living in the city. 

#1 Use alternative modes of transport

If you live in the city, everything is generally conveniently close by and only really a walking distance away. However, if you live away from shopping areas, it might be tempting to jump in the car. Using alternate public transport can not only be a good way to get around traffic and save some money on fuel, but it can also reduce your carbon footprint. 

By cycling, or even walking a little further than you would normally, you can make your lifestyle a little healthier. Alternatively, if you do not have the stamina to cycle or walk too far, you can always invest in a Xiaomi Pro 2 Electric Scooter which can help you travel efficiently and reduce your petrol intake. 

#2 Think about the brands that you invest in

If there is an alternative to the brands you currently use every day, such as shampoo or soap, that are cruelty-free and from locally sourced ingredients, it might be good to look into purchasing them instead. They might be a little more expensive, or even a little cheaper than what you have already. Not only is this better for your conscience, but it is also better for your carbon footprint.

#3 Think about what you eat

Meats and dairy, especially red meat and cow’s milk, take up a lot of land, resources, and water. This in itself is quite damaging to the environment. Cows also release a lot of methane gases. Sure, one person changing their dairy and red meat intake is not going to do masses, but helping your social circle become aware of this is a good step in the right direction. Using alternatives such as almond milk or Quorn products, or even just cutting down on the amount you consume, can be a great way to help make your carbon footprint get smaller. 

Final thoughts

When it comes to reducing your carbon footprint, especially in the city, it can be difficult. However, here are three things you can do to start lowering it down and do your part. You can start to make dietary changes that might also help your wallet, you can think about the brands you invest in and seek out alternatives, and you can make choices when it comes to using transport around the city instead of driving.