Switch to EKOenergy.
The international ecolabel for renewable, sustainable electricity. A few key ways to save electricity are investing in energy-efficient appliances, washing laundry in cold water, air- drying laundry, and taking shorter showers. Cold showers are fun too!
If you have the choice, choose a sustainable heating source for your home and turn down the radiators 1-2 degrees in the winter. Socks and sweaters keep you warm also.
Try to live car-free. Or convert your current gas car to flex fuel or use sustainable biodiesel in your current diesel car. If you need a new car, choose electric, hybrid, biogas, or flexfuel. As always, public transit and bicycle are great ways to get around.
Flying in the sky is pretty amazing, but it has a massive carbon footprint. If possible, take the train or travel locally.
“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” ~ Michael Pollan. Bang on. A plant-based diet is a climate-friendly diet. Reducing your food waste and buying local, seasonal food are a great help also.
If you can’t eliminate every molecule of CO2, that’s ok. You can offset the rest through the UN’s carbon offset program! Hint: if you don’t want to calculate your annual emissions, the average Finn’s carbon footprint is 10 tons/year. That’s a big footprint.
Vote and be active!
Elect representatives of the people who have the climate in mind! Keep learning and don’t be afraid to start climate conversations with friends & family!