Jun 01 2011

What is a carbon footprint?

Category: Energy & Fuel


A carbon footprint is the assessment of how an individual’s daily activities effect the environment by measuring the amounts of greenhouse gases that are produced as a result of those activities. It is typically expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). Most experts suggest the most effective way to decrease a carbon footprint is to either decrease the frequency and usage of energy or to decrease our reliance on fuels that release carbon.

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