How To Reduce Carbon Emissions in a Home

Tired of ugly, grey skies and breathing in polluted air? Wish you can do something about it while you’re unemployed, laid off, or just not at the workplace? Good news! We got some steps on how to reduce your carbon footprint at home. Read on for practical life tips!

Use Renewable Energy (RE) at home – yes, this is an obvious one.

Did you know that our solar panels can be installed onto YOUR own roof and not just your company’s or factories’ roofs? We also have SunRoof where the panels ARE your roof instead of being mounted onto an existing roof. Even schools, shopping malls and other public places are using solar panels now. Solar panels help you generate energy from nature’s forces and cuts down on your bills and on pollution. It’s time to jump onto the Solar Panel Bandwagon on our way to the eco-friendly homestretch!

There are plenty of types of renewable energy (hydrokinetic, hydroelectrical, biomass, biogas, geothermal……) that can be used in your Home Sweet Home. These energies (like solar panels) can be installed into your home and utilised in your daily living. Sunview is sure to have a solar package that would suit you, your needs, and the Earth’s. Visit or contact us if you have any questions!

Add Greenery in your Garden!

Unused soil on land is an eyesore. Without trees or plantation growing on it and without roots to hold it in place, it can cause landslides and soil erosions. Now imagine empty soil and land being all that you see and all that you live around. Tragic, right?

What do we make do of all that soil? We can start in our own home compound! Try backyard composing to provide nutrition to the plantation at your own place. This comes in handy if you’re thinking of doing gardening or growing your own fruit tree. If you don’t have a garden, put soil and a seedling in a pot (or a few) instead. Growing your own flowers and vegetation will help reduce carbon emissions in the air due to the amount of carbon dioxide used up and the amount of oxygen given out. What plants breathe out is what we breathe in, so turn your garden green and enjoy that fresh air!

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle (the 3Rs)

You’ve probably heard of this one before. Reduce is to cut down on or minimise the amount of (recyclable) waste you produce (e.g.: plastic bags and packaging). Reuse is to give something a “second life” so that it does not get thrown before it is fully utilised (e.g.: jars and shopping bags). Recycle is when an object can no longer be used but should not be thrown away, but is sent back to the recycling centre to be made into some new. Donating old clothes and unused cloth to charity is also a way to give old things a new life, and new love.

You can also bring your own reusable containers and drink tumblers for take-aways and wash them with ocean-safe soap after use. When eating out, avoid using (or asking for) excess tissues, napkins, plastic bags and plastic containers. Shop more at restaurants and outlets that use recyclable utensils instead of traditional plastic ones (Team Atmos, 2021).

Practicing the 3Rs will greatly reduce the amount of waste produced, saves energy and resources, and keeps the streets cleaner and the trash bins emptier.

Does all this sound simple and doable? Does it make you feel like a hero whenever you successfully do one of these? Excellent! You’ve got this, now keep the (green) ball rolling. It’s NOT your responsibility alone to carry the weight of saving the world on your shoulders, but with a little bit of effort, you help lift our one Mother Earth up just a little bit higher.