How Tomorrow Foundation is Reducing Our Carbon Footprint
At Tomorrow Foundation, we’re deeply passionate about reversing the effects of climate change and helping people reduce their carbon footprint alongside us.
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing humanity today, and it’s not something we can wait to take action on. We are working hard to make a big impact by supporting a variety of solutions to combat climate change, such as energy conservation efforts, clean energy solutions, and low-carbon technologies.
Big change requires small, everyday actions, and we want to show everyone how they can play a part in preserving our planet by making small, actionable changes in their daily lives.
So, how are we helping people reduce their carbon footprint and combat climate change?
The first and most important approach we take is education. We work with individuals, community leaders, and local businesses to help teach people about the impact of climate change and why it’s so important that we reduce our individual carbon footprint.
We also educate people on exactly how they can not only reduce their carbon footprint at home but how they can help their communities implement programs that reduce energy usage and help restore their public green spaces.
Once we’ve shown people the importance of reducing their carbon footprint, we help them take action. Some of these actions are things people can do on an individual level, such as:
- Reducing red meat consumption: Meat production requires lots of water and land, and cows emit greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. To help people reduce their meat consumption, we have partnered with companies that offer sustainable, plant-based meat alternatives, such as Earth Nut Foods so that people can still enjoy their burgers without contributing to climate change.
- Choosing locally grown produce: Transporting fresh produce across the country or across the world comes at a high environmental cost. Carbon emissions from planes, trains, and trucks that carry your veggies from coast to coast are huge contributors to climate change. By opting to buy your veggies from your local farmers market, you reduce the carbon impact of your groceries and support local farmers.
- Recycling at home and on the go: Mindful discarding of waste can go a long way towards boosting our recycling programs and eliminating litter. Also, opting for recyclable packaging when you’re grabbing a quick meal on the road means you won’t be adding to the single-use plastic problem that is currently plaguing our planet and oceans.
We are also working with businesses and community leaders to help them embrace sustainable practices in their business operations and reduce their collective carbon footprint.
While individual action and habit changes are crucial to fighting climate change, bigger solutions must be put in place to help us turn back the clock. Tomorrow Foundation is promoting and investing in more sustainable infrastructure and the generation of renewable energy so that we can live greener on a much larger scale.
Some of these technologies include:
- Solar Energy: A renewable energy source that will play a key role in sustainable energy production.
- Wind Energy: Wind turbines are a low-cost, low-land footprint way to generate sustainable energy.
- Water-efficient fixtures in homes and businesses: By replacing traditional water fixtures with more efficient, low-flow options, we can drastically reduce our overall water consumption.
We are also pushing for more education and action when it comes to our green spaces and farmland. We want to help prevent soil erosion and preserve our oxygen-providing green spaces by working with farmers and community leaders to implement sustainable programs such as:
- Crop rotation: We are pushing for more farmers to rotate their crops so they can reduce their use of chemicals and help preserve the nutrient density of their soil so that they can farm the land longer and prevent soil erosion.
- Protection and restoration of green spaces: By preserving and restoring public green spaces and natural landscapes, we benefit both mentally and physically from being in the presence of nature. Plus, these green spaces scrub C02 from the air, doing their part in helping us slow down climate change.
What a low-carbon future means to us.
By reducing our carbon footprint and taking action to create a more carbon-conscious society, we preserve our planet for generations to come. We not only protect the plants and animals that live here, but we protect each other, our health, and our wellbeing.
It is critical that we each do our part in tackling climate change, and that starts with small, everyday changes to reduce our personal carbon footprint. It also means joining with our communities to implement sustainable infrastructure and low-carbon solutions.
Join us in dedicating yourself to living a low-carbon future for the future of our shared planet.