How students can help reduce the carbon footprint
Carbon Dioxide is on a high agenda for politicians and the population because of the impact it is having on Climate Change. Some of the effects of climate change we have seen are increased extreme weather conditions and holes in the ozone layer which in return exposes everyone to dangerous UV sunrays.
Although greenhouse gases do occur naturally, human activity contributes a great deal to greenhouse gas emissions. Your carbon footprint or your impact on the environment measures the greenhouse gases that you are responsible for creating.
Recycling and reducing waste plays an important role in climate protection by keeping rubbish out of incinerators and landfills, where it can produce powerful greenhouse gases.
Here at Amro Vantage student accommodation, we want to make a change and we have come up with some helpful tips on how you can reduce your Carbon Footprint and make a difference to the world in which we live in to help preserve it for future generations.
Top 10 Tips:
- Walk or cycle to University
- Choose a laptop over a desktop
- Buy coffee from a recycled cup not a plastic cup
- Reduce the amount of food you throw away- Freezing food can help preserve it longer
- Filter your own water
- Turn the lights off when not in use
- Unplug your gadgets when not in use
- Buy local organic foods
- Let cooking oil cool down and throw in the dustbin rather than down the drain
- Switch off your heating when not in use