Every day people are not aware of the impact they are having on their local and global environment. This impact is called our carbon footprint. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers a simple, free online carbon footprint calculator. This online tool can provide consumers a glimpse into what their impact is on the globe and offers ways to reduce that influence and, in turn, help the environment. These convenient tips will help reduce a person, family, or household’s carbon footprint and just might save a bit of money as well.
It may be common knowledge that most things can be recycled, especially packaging for grocery items, but so many people choose not to recycle. Glass, paper, metal, batteries, and electronics can all be remade into new items. This reduces the waste levels in landfills that would not naturally break down over time as food items would.