Buy energy efficient products →
When buying products, especially appliances, always look for efficiency certifications, such as Energy Star. Products such as wood has FSC or PEFC labels.249kg CO2 saved
You can recycle a lot more than you'd think, like your car battery, old tyres, and much more. Search before you dispose.210kg CO2 saved
Recycle your paper →
Most paper is recyclable (with some exceptions, such as paper that has touched food, such as takeout containers).83kg CO2 saved
Recycle aluminum and steel cans →
Your can, can be a car tomorrow (well, maybe not tomorrow).75kg CO2 saved
Swap, sell or donate →
Swap, sell or donate clothes, furniture and household items you no longer need. The carbon emissions figure is based on not buying any new clothes for a year.51kg CO2 saved
Plant a tree →
As reported in July 2019, a trillion trees can make a serious dent in climate change. Can't plant a tree yourself? Donate to a charity that does it for you, check our sources.33kg CO2 saved
Compost organic waste →
Organic waste ferments and emits methane when left in a landfill without air. You can compost your organic waste, like fruit, vegetables, eggshells, coffee grounds and more. Check the sources for guides.23kg CO2 saved
Think before you print →
According to a survey findings in Europe, an average office worker uses 10,000 printed pages per year. Nearly one fifth are printed needlessly. The CO2 created from these unnecessary pages weighs almost 16 lbs.7kg CO2 saved
Reuse as much as you can →
Although it has a smaller impact most people think, this attitude actually goes a long way. Use your own reusable bags, purchase a reusable water bottle, etc.5kg CO2 saved
Search for ecotourism →
When on vacation, find for certified ecotourism locations. There are a number of ecolabels operating in different regions, check the source for a list.
Purchase carbon offsets →
Don't use carbon offsets as a cop out, use it in conjunction with changes to your life. The average price of a carbon offset is about $3.30 per tonne of CO2.
Reduce consumption →
Do you really need that new phone? Or that new 55 inch TV? Or changing car every two years? Think twice before upgrading. Care for your things and use them until they absolutely stop working.
Use products made of sustainable materials →
Menstrual cups instead of tampons or pads, bamboo toothbrush and cotton buds instead of plastic, reusable instead of razors, sustainable beauty products, reusable diapers, and the list goes on and on. Nowadays, most ordinary products have sustainable alternatives, just think before you buy.
Stop overconsuming →
Do you really need to drink 3 cold brews per day, all served in a single-use plastic cup? Or that shirt you bought on a whim online on a fast-fashion retailer? All of this contributes to the overexploitation of natural resources, emissions from international freight transport and more.