each and every one of us is responsible for the greenhouse gases we emit in our daily actions and choices. therefore, combating climate change is going to take the combined efforts of everyone on the planet.
the average household carbon footprint in china is 2.41 tons of carbon dioxide annually. that's enough to fill half an olympic swimming pool.
surprised? well, here's how you can work to reduce it:
1.get started by calculating your own carbon footprint. this will give you a starting point from which to begin monitoring your progress. you enter details such as what sort of apartment you live in, your personal energy use and travel habits.
2. each week, choose one day when you don't eat meat. meat uses up lots of energy because it takes a long time to produce. animals produce methane, which is another dangerous greenhouse gas, when they burp and fart.
3. only buy the amount of food you need and if there are leftovers, get creative. for instance, make them into a soup. ask to take food home from restaurants if there's some left, but remember to take your own container to avoid using a disposable carton.
presently, a new lifestyle called low carbon life is spreading every corner of our country. the concepts of low carbon are low energy and no waste. it is such a significant project that i can’t wait to present my ideas on how to promote it.
on the first place, a no-car day is supposed to set up every week in our school. because cars not only cause serious air pollution but also waste energy. on no-car day, neither students nor teachers are allowed to drive to school. meanwhile, just walk, jump, cycle or run. use our legs and enjoy the fun.
on the second place, we had best not use plastic bags any more. no one can stand the “white pollution”. so, it is wise to use bags which can be reused again and again.
finally, one thing that we should keep in mind: every big thing comes from the subtle. therefore, as students, we ought to turn out the lights the moment we leave, turn off the tap in time, and reuse our textbook and so on.
all in all, it weighs greatly for all of us to put the low carbon lifestyle into practice. just set our mind to these: no-car day, no plastic bags, and no waste. let’s do it now.