Here at Transport Mutual, we care about our future, which is why we like to promote sustainable choices that lower your carbon footprint. There are many choices you can make in your day-to-day life to lessen the impact you make on your environment.
What is a carbon footprint?
A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases that are generated from our daily actions. This is usually generated from transportation, food consumption and energy usage at home. Each of these actions emit dangerous gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide which trap heat in the atmosphere, causing global warming.
Here are our top 5 tips to reduce your carbon footprint!
1.Recycle, recycle, recycle!
It’s the oldest trick in the book. Most Australian products will indicate whether they are recyclable or not. Recycle as much as you can to prevent waste of potentially useful materials.
Transportation emits the highest levels of carbon dioxide. When you can, take the environmentally friendly option. Walk, take public transport, ride a bike or even carpool!
3.Buy local produce & eat less meat
Meat production uses a lot of food, water, land and energy, so when you can, try to eat less meat! Also, local produce uses up less transportation, therefore leaving less of a carbon footprint. Support local grocers and support environmental sustainability!
4.Sustainable energy use at home
Without noticing, we use a lot of energy at home, from lights, TV’s, heaters and more. When you can, try and sustain your energy use by turning off unnecessary electricity. Solar panels are also a great way to reduce carbon footprint in your home. Our GreenRoad loan now covers solar panels! So what are you waiting for? Make the switch and go solar!
5.Electric and Hybrid cars
Haven’t you heard? Electric cars are all the rage today! And why wouldn’t you be a fan. With reduced fuel costs, lower emission of greenhouse gases and an improved driving experience, electric and hybrid cars are guaranteed to be a worthwhile investment. With the help of our Green Road Loan, you can be driving your own electric car in no time! Find out more here: