How to combat climate change in 7 ways

How to combat climate change

In Lucera, in addition to addicts to the tricks of efficiency and savings, we are also concerned about the environment. That is why we do what we can to combat climate change with these tricks.

1. Renewable Energies, yes!

Of course, clean and renewable energy is our first bet. The objective? Reduce emissions and the impact on the environment, with renewable energy. What’s more, the one we sell in Lucera is  100% clean and renewable , certified by the CNMC with its  Guarantees of Origin .

If you want to go further, betting  on electric self-consumption  is the next step on the road. A photovoltaic installation on your roof (especially in single-family homes) will guarantee clean energy, directly from your roof, will not generate any impact on the environment and will reduce your electricity bill. And as long as the installed power is less than 10kW of power (most likely) you will be  exempt from paying the so-called “sun tax”.  Everything is advantages!

2. Save energy

Being efficient in energy consumption is also key to reducing climate change. Not only consume what is necessary, but do it efficiently and responsibly .

If you are a Lucera customer, in your  Control Panel you will  find many personalized tips to  reduce your electricity consumption and be more efficient. If you still are not, we are waiting for you! Meanwhile, in our blog you can find some tips to save energy.

3. The three ‘R’

Surely you already know the rules of the three ‘R’s’, but we remember them briefly:

  • Reduce:  Consists of consuming less, that is, only the essential. For example, buy products with less packaging, fresh products compared to those packaged.
  • Reuse:  The goal is to find a second life for the products. For example, fill bottles, or use the blank side of the printed folios. You can also take advantage of second-hand markets to get rid of some objects.
  • Recycle:  Recycling is essential if we want to stop climate change. Both packaging, electronic products, paper, etc. For example, for every 3 recycled glass bottles, garbage deposited in a landfill is reduced by one kilo.

4. Efficient transportation

Transportation is one of the most polluting activities that we can easily change. You can start by  using less the private car , whenever you can. Use sustainable means of transport like the bicycle instead, or move around on public transport.

For long distances, the most sustainable is the train , above the airplane, which causes a large part of the CO emisiones emissions emitted into the atmosphere. If you are someone who prefers to drive by car, remember that every kilometer that you increase the speed, considerably increase the CO emisiones emissions and the fuel expense. And if you still have doubts about whether to  buy an electric car  or not, we assure you that it is appropriate.

5. A low carbon diet

Transforming our diet into a low carbon  means consuming more intelligently. First, it consists in reducing the consumption of meats (livestock is one of the greatest pollutants in the atmosphere) and increasing that of fruits, vegetables.

It is also important to try  that all the products are local  (or close to the point of sale) and that they are seasonal: avoiding imports that suppose extra emissions for transport. As well as avoiding excessive packaging and processed foods as much as possible.

6. Demand a real change to the Government

As responsible citizens, it is in our power to demand that the Government make a visible and national change in its sustainability policies. Starting by taking urgent measures to be able to  fulfill the commitments of  the Paris Agreement  and the  Kyoto Protocol  and reduce global warming or at least slow it down.

A structural change is also necessary to move more sustainably. Encouraging public transport and the use of bicycles are good options. But also  review and enhance the aid of the Movea plan for the electric car , which are currently scarce and insufficient (in 2017 sold out in 24 hours).

Continue promoting the production of renewable energy is another point on the way. And we also need to demand proper waste management, there is no point in us recycling if the government does not manage them properly and sustainably.

7. Plant a tree!

Rather, it avoids the loss of forests and natural flora, they are the lungs of the world. Without them we run out of oxygen to breathe! So take steps to  avoid causing fires  in your visits to the mountain or field.

If you buy wooden furniture make sure they have the certification or seal that ensures its sustainable origin. And if you can,  plant a tree!  Each of them can absorb a kilo of CO₂ during their life. Let’s do our bit.

For our part,  we will always offer you clean energy , and we will give you personalized savings tips and to be efficient in your control panel. Do you add to the change?

Author: Ricardo Chavez

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