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A Beginner’s Guide to Reducing Carbon Footprint

On a scale from one to ten, how is your carbon footprint impacting the environment?

“Carbon footprint” is no longer a buzzword; in a time when conservation and environmental preservation are of the utmost importance, knowing how your carbon footprint affects the Earth as a whole is a small step towards a change that can have long-term effects to the world we live in.

For starters, carbon footprint is the overall amount of emissions caused by an individual, event, organization, or product. It consists mostly of carbon dioxide and methane, nitrous oxide, or fluorinated emitted from greenhouse gases through the production and consumption of food, fuels, materials, roads, wood, transportation, buildings, and other services. A higher carbon footprint means higher greenhouse gas emissions, which is a result of excessive (and sometimes unnecessary!) consumption. Increased carbon footprints can negatively, and gravely, impact the environment.

As Teleperformance continues to make a positive impact in the world we live in, we encourage our people to track, minimize, and reduce their overall carbon footprint. Our Citizen of the Planet initiatives spread the importance of reducing energy, paper, and water consumption, as well as provide environmental awareness. Here are a few ways you can make a change to contribute to a better Earth:

Buy less: Clearly, this is the first step if you want to consume less!

Recycle and reuse: Opt for purchasing items that can be recycled and reused for future use. Bring that reusable bag for your groceries instead of using plastic that will most likely end up in a bin, contributing to more waste.

Switch lights off when not in use: Most of us take this for granted, considering how this mere activity will positively affect us all in the long run if we all do it. By turning the lights off when not in use, we are already reducing power plant and carbon dioxide emissions. Also—a lower electricity bill for you!

Walk if you can: CO2 emissions mostly come from vehicles, so walking to your destination if possible can truly help you reduce your carbon footprint.

Push for paperless: Reduce paper consumption for a better Earth. The trees will thank you.

Mind your showerhead: A low-flow showerhead can help reduce water use, saving you 350 pounds of CO2.

Speaking of showers: Keep it short when possible!

The more we consume, the greater the effect. May this statement serve as a reminder for all of us to take better care of our environment!

For more information about Teleperformance’s Citizen of the Planet, click here.

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