Carbon Footprint

A carbon footprint is defined as the total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly and indirectly support human activity

  • It is usually expressed in equivalent tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2)

A carbon footprint is therefore the sum of all CO2 emissions that were induced by a person's activity within a given timeframe:

  • All fossil fuel consumption (including petrol, electricity, natural gas)
  • All transportation (besides human-powered activities like walking and cycling)
  • All emissions associated with consumables (e.g. the production of a cheesburger can result in ~ 3 kg of CO2 emissions)

Efforts to reduce a carbon footprint of an individual, household or company usually involves reducing, reusing and recycling

Link:  Carbon Footprint Calculator

Carbon Footprint (Individual)

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