February 11

Reduce Carbon Footprint By Going Tiny

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You can reduce carbon footprint by going tiny – this is one of the advantages of downsizing. When you live a more sustainable lifestyle, as a result, it leads to a smaller carbon footprint.

You might be wondering, what is a carbon footprint? A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases generated by our actions. Do you know your carbon footprint?

Use this carbon footprint calculator below to see what you contribute to the global greenhouse gas emissions.

What’s Your Carbon Footprint?

Are you surprised? Is this number what you expected? Are you wondering how you could lower this number?

Below are a few customization options you can choose to make your tiny more enviro-friendly!

5 Options to Reduce Carbon Footprint

1. Solar Panels

Using solar panels makes use of natural energy. Thus with solar power, you do not depend on burning fossil fuels or other products.

reduce carbon footprint with solar panels

2. Compost/Incinerating Toilet

The compost from soil helps improve the soil’s ability to stabilize carbon, which in turn, results in plant growth.

reduce carbon footprint with a composting toilet

3. Green Certified Flooring

Sustainable materials reduce energy consumption, which results in a reduction in carbon emissions.

reduce carbon footprint with eco-friendly green flooring

4. Wool Insulation/Spray Foam

With wool insulation/spray foam, home energy efficiency is assured. It also
lowers seasonal energy bills.

5. Whole-House Ventilation System

A good ventilation system for the whole house ventilation eliminates the need for mechanically operated systems, reducing carbon emission.

whole house ventilation system

Reduce Carbon Footprint by Going Tiny

In conclusion, living in a 200 sq ft tiny in itself is going to reduce your carbon footprint. If going tiny doesn’t fit your current lifestyle, there are still other way you can adapt a sustainable lifestyle.

A few places to start are taking shorter showers and turning off unused lights. More steps to consider are riding a bike or walking instead of driving. Or taking a vacation closer to home instead of flying to a destination.

We encourage you to adapt to sustainable lifestyles and we’re proud to offer sustainable customizable options. Design your own tiny to take the step towards a more sustainable future. Check our carbon footprint calculator below.

Our Carbon Footprint Calculator

About the author 

Maia Sparkman & Adrian Winchester

Maia and Adrian have unique backgrounds that have led them to working on our marketing team. Maia, a PNW native, graduated with an undergrad in Environmental Studies and Biology from Seattle University. Adrian comes from Atlanta, and studied International Relations at Rhodes College in Memphis. Both Maia and Adrian were serving as Peace Corps Volunteers in Zambia where they lived in a unique form of tiny living in rural villages before joining the Tru Form Tiny team. They are both excited to help showcase the pros of tiny living and hope to help guide interested clients in finding the right tiny for them!

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