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There are several ways for saving energy. An additional advantage is that in most cases you save money as well. Using renewable energy – energy collected from sunlight, wind, water… – may be the most opportune, long-term solution.
Needless to say that mobility contributes significantly to the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. Consider not to fly or alternatives like the train. Drive less, carpool or even better, make use of your bike or public transportation to go to work. Work more from home and attend conferences online whenever possible.
Refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, recycle
Buy less (new) products and consider environmental friendly ones. Reuse bottles, recycle paper, reduce your waste. Avoid products with a lot of packaging. And many more…
Eat local, seasonal food
Eating fruit and vegetables is important for your health. But transportation of food is expensive in terms of environmental impact. Eat as much local, seasonal fruit and vegetables as possible. They taste best, too.
Eat less meat
Meat production costs a significant amount of natural resources and produces greenhouse gases, like methane (CH4). Skipping meat two days a week or eating less each day gets you far in reducing your ecological footprint.
Don’t check your email, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter every 5 minutes. It all consumes energy. Less surfing saves you time, too. A median web page loads in about 2 Mb (the average was already higher in 2016), this one in about 20 kb (or 100 times less than the median) to save energy!