Reducing My Carbon footprint in 2016

One of my 2016 goals is to reduce my carbon footprint without changing the quality of life.

I will aim for this by doing:

  • Replace broken light bulbs with efficient LED based lightbulbs
  • Reduce travelling by car and take the bicycle or train more
  • Reduce fossil fuel consuption (natural gas) by better controlling the heat in my room using a thermostat and improve isolation
  • Monitor and reduce the amount of silent energy users, like PSUs
  • Reduce power consumption of my computer(s) by switching from high performance mode to energy efficient mode
  • Separate waste better and into more streams
  • At work: reduce use of  ozone depleting chemicals and decrease use of polluting chemicals

Communication problems

One of the things I realized  lately is the presence of dozens of communication tools, for instance WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, IRC, Google Talk, Skype, SMS etc. Every platform has its own pros and cons.

I have decided to dump all of these platforms except for Facebook Messenger, Skype and Twitter.

My choice for these 3 platforms is simple:

  • Facebook Messenger has great features and a wide contact list.
  • Skype is the number one for voice communication
  • Twitter is perfect for text-communication with people all over the world, but lacks the addressbook and user amount of Facebook