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Reducing your carbon emissions through green transport is an easy way to reduce your emissions.
Do you know the carbon footprint of your home?
Your carbon footprint calculates how much carbon dioxide your home emits each year.
It is measured in tons and it is physically present in the atmosphere which causes global warming
Recently, about 50 members of the Nelson Tasman Climate Forum worked to calculate their domestic footprints to find out how they can reduce their domestic emissions.
There are many accounting systems available online. Ecos, Carbon Neutral NZ Trust, Tweet ū are the most used systems in Auterwa.
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In general, these include food (from ‘meat lovers’ to wagons), clothing habits (from shopaholics to frugality), how much money is spent on the house each year,’ hard landscape ‘, Pets (small and large), and lifestyle hobbies
Used for domestic energy and streaming and cloud storage.
Driving and flying are important components for every member of the family.
The type of vehicle used makes a big difference in the footprints as well as the kilometers traveled.
Different calculators use conversion factors for kilograms of carbon dioxide for each of these items to give the total amount for the house.
Perhaps the key value of such calculations is not in the final amount, but in identifying the sources of domestic emissions.
It provides information on where to focus on deficiencies.
The 50 members of the Nelson Tasman Climate Forum gathered in a zoom meeting during the lockdown to find out how to reduce their emissions.
They share car and ride sharing in small groups, electric bikes and cargo bikes, plant-based food, use of op-ed shops to buy clothes, repair things, use less paper products, and convert cooking from gas to electricity. Shared ideas like .
This is equivalent to a domestic climate action plan.
The Climate Forum supports the development of Climate Action Plans by all local businesses (in collaboration with Business for Climate Action), religious organizations, community groups and schools, as well as our local councils to address regional emissions reduction. Is.
He has developed the Climate Action Book: A Climate Action Plan for Nelson Tasman.
One of the cheapest and easiest ways to reduce our carbon footprint is to cut down on our food waste. This recipe provided by “Low Food Hat West West New Zealand” is just one example of how Kiwis use food: bread.
The 24-page booklet includes dozens of measures that can reduce regional emissions.
It can be accessed on the forum’s website. nelsontasmanclimateforum.ning.org.
There is constructive criticism of the use of domestic carbon footprint calculations.
This suggests that the focus on domestic emissions needs to be to make cities more compact, such as fossil fuel companies, and large-scale initiatives, and to move transport away from private cars to active and public transport.
The answer is that we need action at every level and in every sector.
Commercial greenhouses are expected to benefit farmers and the environment by promising new technologies using the remaining forest wood to extract clean carbon dioxide.
The task of reducing emissions by 8-10% each year is enormous.
That should include everyone.
If your family is interested in getting some help calculating your carbon footprint, the Nelson Tasman Climate Forum is here to help.
Leave a message on the website. nelsontasmanclimateforum.ning.com.
Contact us if you want a carbon footprint and climate action plan for your business. Business for meteorological processes.
Joanna Santa lives in Barbara Motovika and is a member of the Zero Carbon Nelson Tasman and Nelson Tasman Climate Forum.