We know you may be wondering how a smaller carbon footprint in a clinic can help with Back or Neck Pain. We want to help you in the best way possible, and be responsible while doing it! Blue Heron Chiropractic’s support in 2015 reduced our carbon footprint by 17,921 pounds of Carbon Dioxide (C02) – the equivalent of not driving a car 19,340 Miles. Every little bit counts!
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint From Food.
Reducing the carbon footprint of the world can get personal. If you are eating locally-produced and organic food, you can reduce the carbon footprint considerably, according to Globalstewards.org. They estimate that 13% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions result from the production and transport of food. Transporting food requires petroleum-based fuels, and many fertilizers are also fossil fuel-based. According to the Meat Eater’s Guides, “Eating a four-ounce steak is equivalent to driving nearly seven miles.” While on the flipside the most eco-friendly meat is said to be chicken. However, ensuring that your food is locally sourced and organic can greatly reduce the addition to your carbon footprint. So eating locally works globally. It really does.
We need to consider the amount of waste we generate and what we do with that waste. Are you recycling and is it being recycled locally? We negate the benefits of recycliing if the materials need to travel a long distance to be recycled. Composting your food waste can also help to reduce your carbon footprint.
Walk More, Bike More, Carpool More
Probably one of the best ways that reducing the footprint directly applies to reducing pain is by increasing your walking and biking. This simple switch increases your phycical fitness and engages you even more highly in your life. Jumping into a car with a number of people going the same direction is a way to cut down on vehicle use as well. Better yet – bike together!
Come in for Chiropractic care for support or injury recovery, including from motor vehicle accidents and work injuries.