Individual Actions to Reduce Carbon Emissions


Excerpt of this study

“study identified the four actions that would have the greatest impact on an individual’s greenhouse gas emissions: eating a plant-based diet, avoiding air travel, living car-free, and having fewer children.”

During SWS VET Class on September 29, Dr. Brooke Love of WWU College of the Environment described the chart below. It is taken from this paper which you can download for free.

  1. Have one fewer child
  2. Live car-free
  3. Avoid one transatlantic flight
  4. Buy green energy – here in the PNW, most of our electricity is hydropower and WA electric utilities are already mandated to move to 100% clean electricity by 2030
  5. Switch to a more efficient or electric car
  6. Eat a plant-based diet
  7. Insulate and seal your house

Green Travel: Here is a flight emissions calculator

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