My carbon footprint was fairly low, but I realized that Home was the main contributor to my carbon footprint. So then I got to thinking about why this may be. For one, the air conditioner is always on, so that’s a big problem. However, as you may have read in my initial post about my carbon footprint, I stated that I am not a very big fan of this, no pun intended. The fact that the AC is always on in my house is not by my doing, but now, I take the initiative to turn it off when I’m alone or when it’s already really cold (like now). So the main contributor was the AC, and clearly steps have been taken so that it is reduced.
So then I got to thinking again, but instead, focused on what it is that I do. And unfortunately, it was something that I love oh so dearly. My showers! Just like others, showers seem to be a big contributor that multiple people are set on not giving up. And at first, I really did not want to be one of those people, but as I thought more and more about it, I was finding myself in the same predicament. Save the world, or save my showers? I was torn, and there was definitely more of me leaning on the shower side. Then I came to a conclusion with myself that my showers are off the table.
Now don’t get me wrong, as much as I love my showers, I also want to do my part in reducing my carbon footprint. So what I have decided is that I must compromise. Since my showers are fairly short, I don’t think I can really reduce there, but instead, I will reduce the frequency of my showers. I will now limit my showers to one (or two on a really bad day) to hopefully help with my carbon footprint. And if all fails, I’ll resort to the Power Shower Challenge. The link is below.