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Here at Zatu Games, we are incredibly passionate about our ongoing environmental efforts that are going on here behind the scenes. Because of this, we are extremely proud to announce that we are now carbon neutral!
What does carbon neutral mean?
Being carbon neutral means that that we do not have a negative impact on the environment. For every gram of CO2 that we produce here at Zatu, we offset it via many different ways. One such way would be our use of recycled boxes and packaging for when we send out our games to you.
Another way is our implementation of our car share and cycle to work initiative, which aims for us to reduce the amount of cars that are used by us in our daily commute. We implemented the car share and cycle to work scheme as on average, a car in the UK emitted 158.4 g CO2 per kilometre (eaa.europa.eu, 2021). So, reducing the number of vehicles we have on the road will have an instant effect.
Our biggest achievement however in this fight to become carbon neutral has to be our tree planting scheme. One place we have been planting these trees is in primary schools! Planting trees is great because due to the process of photosynthesis, trees take out carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and produce the oxygen that we breathe, so the more trees that are planted, the better!
By lowering your carbon footprint in your own home, you can help contribute to the overall reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Making small adjustments to your daily life can lead to big results. Here are some top tips for what you can do to help the environment.
1. Switch to renewable energy providers
This is one of the easiest changes that you can do as it only takes around an hour online. By swapping your provider to one which utilises green renewable sources and not fossil fuels, you can save money on your bills and reduce household emissions.
2. Reduce, reuse, recycle.
Reduce the amount of waste that we create in our daily lives.
Reuse old items so that they are not used once and then thrown away.
Recycle old products and allow them to be utilised in different, new ways.
3. Eliminate single-use plastics from your daily life.
Eliminating single-use plastics is one of the best changes you can make in your life to help the environment. Some examples of single use plastics are plastic knives and forks, shopping bags, water bottles and plastic straws.
Single-use plastics pollute our oceans and have a dire effect on our ocean life. By eliminating these we can help save and reduce the possibility of all ocean life disappearing.
The battle of creating a cleaner and healthier future cannot be won overnight. It however can be won in the long run by us all banding together and making the correct decisions in our lives every day, no matter how big or small. Whether it be by daily driving an electric vehicle rather than petrol or diesel, reinsulating your home more effectively, recycling more efficiently or simply just turning your heating down in your home in the cold months.These changes, when done by many of us, can have such a substantially positive impact on the environment that we will have the chance to save as much of the ecosystem as we possibly can, for future generations to observe and enjoy as much as we and past generations have been able to so far.
It has been found that emissions from fossil fuel combustion and industrial processes contribute to about 78% of the total greenhouse gas emissions increase from 1970 to 2011. (epa.gov, 2021). By implementing our care share and cycle to work scheme we are aiming to reduce emissions output from us by not having as many cars commuting to and from work every day.
Check out our blog about this exciting news where we have some more top tips on how to help the environment. We also recommend 3 great eco-themed board games and video games. These games are all lots of fun for anyone, but more so especially for those who love nature and animals as much as we do!