Simple ways to reduce your carbon footprint
Caring for the environment and saving money go hand in hand when you reduce your carbon footprint by taking these small steps.
Your home is your haven but when it comes to the environment it’s not so kind. Heating, lighting and household waste unfortunately contribute to carbon emissions, which interfere with the atmosphere. In fact, the EPA estimates that Australian households generate at least one-fifth of Australia's greenhouse gases.
Making small steps to reduce your “carbon footprint” — the total amount of carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane you produce as an individual (or household) — can have financial and environmental benefits. The online Australian Greenhouse Calculator is a handy way to find out how your lifestyle contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.
From eating less meat to shopping at tip shops, here is a list of small steps you can take towards sustainable living.