Shrink That Footprint Mission: a better future
Shrink That Footprint began as a research website about reducing a single person’s carbon footprint and since then has taken on a bigger vision and mission.
In addition to creating and distributing information for reducing one’s personal carbon foot print, now we are a one-stop operation for science, news, technology, and personal tips on changing your home and life style for a better future.
Carbon Emissions Footprint and Reduction
We believe that reducing your carbon footprint is important for the future of our planet – see here if you want to learn what the word “footprint” means. There are many ways to do this, on large scales and personal scales, through our consumption patterns, energy use, and choices of transportation.
Understanding the causes of climate change, the role of carbon on Earth and in our lives, and our interaction with carbon, form the bases of reducing the carbon footprint. New science continually emerges from research, and importantly new data as well, which is why we will pay attention to it and bring it to readers to form the knowledge basis for decisions.
Technology, both good and bad, will play a huge role in all facets of carbon. Some technologies will worsen the problem, while others will improve it either indirectly or directly. Technology is also a force multiplier, that makes it easier to achieve our goals.
Throughout it all, we must stay informed because carbon lives in a complex network of relationships, in which its not easy to make individual and concerted choices that are optimized for the biggest benefit.
Our personal values must align with possible actions we can take. Knowledge through science, technology, news, informs us on those actions and even affects the value we place on their effect. Our actions need not only be big, infrastructural changes, but could be personal, small changes.
From small to large – many ways to make a difference in carbon footprint reduction
There are a number of ways to reduce your carbon footprint. You can start by reducing your energy consumption. This can be done by making simple changes like turning off lights when you leave a room, or using energy-efficient appliances. You can also reduce your driving by carpooling, walking, or biking when possible. And, you can reduce your waste by recycling and composting.
On larger scales, your role in society as a voter, politician, employee of a company, make possible even bigger changes that are fundamentally structural.
Check out our review of the carbon footprint calculators to learn about specific ways your life has the potential to ease the planet’s burden.
Every little bit counts. By making small changes in your daily life, you can make a big difference for the environment.
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