Do you know what means when a brand or a company says to be carbon neutral? Becoming a responsible and conscious fashion consumer represents many things but most importantly it is when you know who you buy from is. So if you want to understand what carbon neutral means and how you can become carbon neutral too… keep reading!
Carbon neutral definition
From driving to powering your home. There are many things we do everyday that produce greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and water steam. These gases contribute to global warming and the amount we emit of these everyday is our carbon footprint.
Achieving carbon neutrality means that the amount of greenhouse gases emissions you put into the atmosphere is the same as the ammount of greenhouse gases emissions you remove from the atmosphere. Then your impact is zero.
How to become carbon neutral
This is not only for big companies. Individuals and businesses can also become carbon neutral. And it is a good way to take action and a plus to contribute to save the planet.
First, there are some websites on internet that calculate your carbon footprint after several questions. Then it will tell you how much it was. A nice way to balance your carbon footprint is contributing in carbon offset projects (locally or internationally). If you don’t know an organisation to collaborate with then it is important to know where you put your money and be sure that it is verified. A well-known NGO is Gold Standard which projects have already prevented more than 159 million tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. You can see its initiatives and innovations to donate here.
Anyway, you can start reducing your carbon footprint changing some habits. For example:
- Biking or walking instead of driving.
- Use reusable bags.
- Switching to renewable energy sources like solar, wind or geothermal heating.
- Waste less.
- Use reusable beverage containers.
- Save water and electricity.
- Choose reusable menstrual hygiene products.
- Use public transport.
- Eat less meat.
- Shop vintage or second hand clothing.
There are many ways to be a responsible and conscious fashion consumer. And buying from a carbon neutral company or business is such a great start. Besides it is also a way to support them and help stop global warming. But if you also become carbon neutral or reduce your carbon footprint changing habits is even better. Every action counts.
I hope being of help with this theme and hope you liked it! If you have any question or comment about this please leave it on comments! And if you liked this post then I recommend you to read 5 Reasons why shop vintage clothing.