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Carbon Footprint 101

What is it? And why we should care about lowering it.

What is Carbon Footprint?

A carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds emitted due to the consumption of fossil fuels by a group or person. -Oxford Languages

Examples of Carbon Footprint

Many specialists imply that driving, even to the grocery store, creates a certain amount of CO2 released into the air. The CO2 is then trapped in the atmosphere and makes the earth's temperature rise. Also known as the "Greenhouse Effect". This adds to the rise of climate change around the world.

e.g. melting polar caps and rising sea levels


Reducing Carbon Footprint

We suggest a few things that can help reduce your personal carbon footprint:

Conscious practices that you can do at home or on the go:

  • Walk or Bike to your destination

  • Conserve Water - ie: Washing your produce in a bowl of water instead of running water.

  • Reduce, Reuse, Refuse, and Recycle

  • Eat foods that are local and in season

What's Greenhouse Effect?

The greenhouse effect is a process that occurs when energy from a planet's host star (sun) goes through the planet's atmosphere and heats the planet's surface, but greenhouse gases in the atmosphere prevent some of the heat from returning directly to space, resulting in a warmer planet. -Wikipedia

Why it's important to know.

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Can Improve Air Quality and Save Lives. Reducing global greenhouse gas emissions to slow climate change could prevent millions of premature deaths due to air pollution over the next century, according to a new study funded by NIEHS.


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