Carbon Footprint

Understanding Your Carbon Footprint

  • Most greenhouse gases are caused by the burning of fossil fuels for electricity generation and transportation.
  • Deforestation is another major driver of climate change, responsible for more carbon pollution than the entire global transportation sector.
  • A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact human activities have on the environment in terms of the amount of carbon pollution produced.
  • Simple ways to reduce your carbon footprint include:
    • Walk more
    • Use public transportation
    • Only buy what you need
    • Recycle