How to shrink your carbon footprint

BUY LOCAL, RECYCLED AND/OR UPCYCLED—A standard cotton knit shirt produces approximately 23,400 lbs of CO2e from the production of the cotton, to textile manufacturing and consumer use. Be a conscious consumer. Buy less stuff in general. When you do need to make a purchase of goods or clothing, buy recycled or upcycled options wherever possible. Shop local to save on the GHG emissions associated with shipping.


DRIVE LESS—Drive the speed limit: 55 mph is the best speed for maintaining the best fuel economy for most vehicles, ride a bike or walk.


EAT LESS MEAT—Choosing a lentil burger over a hamburger would reduce your carbon footprint by 96.67%. Even opting for turkey could reduce your carbon footprint by as much as 59.6%.


BUY GREEN POWER—You can mitigate the environmental impacts of your utility’s resource mix and support renewable energy by enrolling in your utility’s green power program.


BALANCE THE FOOTPRINT YOU CAN’T AVOID WITH CARBON OFFSETS— BEF’s verified Carbon Offsets let you balance the carbon footprint you can’t avoid. Every Carbon Offset you purchase represents 1 metric ton (or 2,204 pounds) of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (CO2e) that is kept from the atmosphere.





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