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Reduce Carbon Foot Print Movement

A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions that come from the production, use and end-of-life of a product or service. It includes carbon dioxide — the gas most commonly emitted by humans — and others, including methane, nitrous oxide, and fluorinated gases, which trap heat in the atmosphere, causing global warming. Usually, the bulk of an individual’s carbon footprint will come from transportation, housing and food. 

 

You can start the process by calculating your carbon footprint here. You will need to know the following:

 

Approximately how many miles you travel by car, bus, train and plane.

The energy usage in your home.

How much you spend shopping. 

The composition of your diet. 

No matter how you scored, here are some things that could help you lessen your personal environmental impact.