Your carbon footprint is your contribution to the greenhouse gas emissions that are responsible for global warming. The choices we make about how we live in ours homes, the food we eat, how we travel, and what we buy and throw away all influence our carbon footprint. Energy conservation begins at home. There are many things each of us can do as individuals to reduce our carbon emissions.
Choose one positive change you have made in your energy usage (or that you plan to make soon). Make your energy conservation method the name of your post. Clearly explain how the activity or item to which you are making a change relates to energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions in the first place. Then describe how your change will reduce your carbon footprint and help others to do the same.
Similar to the rules in the last discussion assignments, you may not choose the same energy conservation method as a classmate. Therefore it is to your advantage to post early to avoid having to find a new example to use!
Note: you may do some research to help you determine ways to conserve energy and reduce your carbon footprint beyond what is listed in your book—but make sure to choose your sources wisely based on your understanding of how to recognize science versus pseudoscience! Also, remember that you must cite your sources and must make sure that all of the information you share in your post is in your own words. No plagiarism will be tolerated! If any part of your post is found to be plagiarized, you will receive a zero on this assignment and the incident will be reported.