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How to Lower your Carbon Footprint | Solight Design

Alice Min Soo Chun
CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER
Alice Min Soo Chun is an Inventor, Social Entrepreneur, and CEO of Solight Design. Fueled by her passion for helping the underserved, Alice has invented products that address global crises. Her first invention, the SolarPuff, has impacted over 1 million people living in underserved regions worldwide.

How to reduce your carbon emissions and save money
Lowering your Carbon Footprint

Lowering our carbon emissions is essential because of the significant role carbon emissions play in the gradual increase in the overall temperature of the Earth's atmosphere. This warming leads to more extreme weather events, such as hurricanes, floods, and droughts, which can lead to significant economic damages and loss of life. Rising sea levels caused by increased temperatures can also have detrimental effects on coastal communities and ecosystems.. Pollution from carbon emissions has also been linked to a range of health issues, including asthma in children.

A study published in The Lancet Planetary Health found that air pollution was responsible for over 1.2 million premature deaths in India in 2017 alone. The study also found that air pollution was responsible for 21% of deaths from stroke, 13% of deaths from lung cancer, and 24% of deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 

Carbon Footprint

By reducing our carbon emissions, we can help to slow the pace of climate change and mitigate some of its worst impacts, ensuring a better and healthier future for ourselves and the planet. 

Some examples of how to lower your carbon footprint include:

  • Switching to renewable sources of energy like solar lighting
  • Using solar-powered phone chargers like the Mega Puff
  • Reducing your reliance on the grid to reduce carbon emissions
  • Making simple lifestyle changes

We can take simple steps to reduce our own carbon footprint, such as using energy-efficient appliances, reducing unnecessary travel, and supporting companies that use renewable energy such as Solar Lamps by Solight design

Solar lights and solar phone chargers are an excellent alternative to using electricity from the grid. Solarpuff solar lamps are a great option for those who want to reduce their carbon footprint. If you use one Solarpuff solar lamp for lighting instead of a conventional lightbulb for an entire year, you can save up to 118 pounds of carbon emissions. Imagine the impact that can be made if more people switch to using solar lamps and chargers instead of relying on the grid. In addition to reducing carbon emissions, solar products are also cost-effective and can save you money on your electricity bill.

Phone charging is one activity that contributes significantly to carbon emissions. According to research, the production of one smartphone alone can generate up to 80 kg of CO2 emissions. By using solar-powered phone chargers, we can greatly reduce the carbon footprint of our phone usage.

 

Save Money 

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The amount of money you can save each month by using solar lamps instead of light bulbs depends on several factors, including the number of lamps you use, the wattage of the bulbs, and the cost of electricity in your area. However, in general, using solar lamps can lead to significant cost savings over time.

Solar lamps are powered by the sun and do not require electricity from the grid to function. This means that once you buy a solar lamp, you do not have to pay any ongoing electricity costs to use it. In contrast, traditional light bulbs require electricity from the grid to function and can contribute to higher electricity bills.

Additionally, solar lamps are typically more energy-efficient than traditional light bulbs, meaning they use less energy to produce the same amount of light. This can translate into further cost savings over time, as you will need to replace the bulbs less frequently.

Overall, the exact amount of money you can save each month by using solar lamps instead of light bulbs will depend on your specific circumstances. However, by reducing your reliance on the grid and using more energy-efficient lighting options like solar lamps, you can save money on your energy bills while also reducing your carbon footprint.

There are many small changes we can make in our daily lives that can add up to a big impact on the environment. By reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and making more sustainable choices, we can all do our part in combatting climate change.

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