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How to Lower Your Carbon Footprint

Being green is something we all think about doing but making change doesn’t need to be difficult. Cutting down on your carbon emissions can help prevent damage to our planet and potentially help you save! It’s a win-win. Committing to a greener lifestyle can be easy and beneficial to everyone. Here are some simple ways to help lower your carbon footprint!

How to Lower Your Carbon Footprint!

Drive Less!

Driving around and burning gas is bad for the environment. One easy way to slow down your carbon consumption is to drive less. If possible, take public transportation, walk, cycle, scooter, or use other alternative transportation methods. Carpooling is another great option too!

Check out these tips on bike and car safety!

Switch to an electric or hybrid vehicle.

Nowadays, there are plenty of vehicles that use electricity to help power them. Switching over to a hybrid or a fully electric car can benefit the environment. Not only are they better for the Earth, but they can help you save on fuel costs.

Maximize Gas Mileage

If switching to a more fuel-efficient car is not an option, then you can still work to optimize your current vehicles car mileage. When driving, try not to brake suddenly or accelerate too quickly. Double check your tires to ensure they are inflated correctly. Take your car in for maintenance regularly as well.

Here are ways to take care of you car in the summer.

Fly Less

If you can fly less often, it’s a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Planes are notorious gas guzzlers. While flying off for a vacation is exciting, you can choose locations closer to home to reduce carbon emissions. Staycations, camping, or renting a nearby Airbnb are just some ways to get away from everyday life without taking to the skies. If you fly for work, think about using video conferencing tools instead.

Do A Home Audit

Check around your home for easy ways to reduce carbon consumption. We’ve made a whole article on doing a green home audit! Check it out here! Some easy things to consider include: switching to energy saver light bulbs, installing solar panels, adjusting your thermostat, and using a low flow shower heard.

Unplug!

It may seem obvious, but simply unplugging items when they are not in use can save on your energy use! Turn off lights when you are not in the room. While these things may not save you a ton on your electricity bill, a combined effort of many can ultimately help the environment!

Doing your part to be green isn’t hard. Just switching up a few things can add up in the long run. Things like turning off the light when you leave the room or carpooling with a coworker can make a big difference. And if you are looking for ways to help protect your home and car, you can talk to your insurance agent. You can ask about discounts for going green! You may be surprised about what discounts you may be eligible for!

Call an Encharter agent today at 888.754.8299!

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