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How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Published 13 May 2019
Written by Sarah

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How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

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Climate change is happening and we all need to take steps to reduce our carbon footprint. The UK Government has declared a climate emergency and wants to eliminate net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050, but  you can help too. Check out our tips below on how to reduce your carbon footprint.

  • Eat Less Meat – 15% of man made global greenhouse gas emissions come from the meat and dairy industries. By cutting beef out of your diet, you can reduce your carbon emissions by almost 20%.
  • Get On Your Bike – it might be an obvious one, but if you decide to cycle, use public transport or walk over taking a car you can drastically cuts down your carbon emission, and you’ll be healthier for it!
  • Fly Better – it’s pretty hard to avoid flying, but there are lots of steps you can take to reduce your emissions, for example on most airlines you can pay a bit more (up to about £20) to offset your carbon emissions, or choose to fly non-stop.

 

  • Hang Your Washing Out – a dryer uses 5x more electricity than your washing machine, so by air drying your clothes you can reduce their emissions by around 1/3 (and your clothes will last longer!).
  • Save Energy At Home – your mum probably told you to switch the lights off when you were younger, and it’s not just to save money, your energy usage can be reduced by turning lights off, unplugging electronic devices when not in use and lowering the heating.
  • Stop Buying Fast Fashion – 15.1 million tonnes of textile waste is produced each year and the majority of this comes from fast fashion, so think again before you buy that £4 t-shirt!
  • Buy Seasonal & Local Food – an easy way to reduce your emissions is to buy food that hasn’t travelled thousands of miles. We suggest hitting Broadway Market, or some of the local green grocers for the freshest fruit and veg.

We take sustainability very seriously at The Project at Hoxton. The building has been built to minimise environmental impact and maintain the highest standards of sustainability in all areas of its day-to-day operation. For example we’ve installed motion-activated and LED lighting, and ensure all our energy comes from renewable energy – find out more here.

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