Thinking Green

Determining Your Carbon Footprint

By: Danny Lipford

Carbon footprint is a term that’s used to measure the impact a person or an object has on the environment when it comes to a global climate change. It’s the total amount of greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide, that are emitted during the entire lifecycle. Finding ways to reduce that footprint through energy efficiency, recycling, and changing habits is what green living is all about. Visit the website carbonplanet.com to calculate your carbon footprint.

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If you’re going to visit another country, for example, Italy, it just stands to reason that if you want to understand what’s going on, you need to speak Italian. The same holds true for thinking green. There are certain terms and phrases you need to learn. One that comes up a lot is “carbon footprint.” This is a term that’s used to measure the impact a person or an object has when it comes to a global climate change. In other words, it’s the total amount of greenhouse gasses, like carbon dioxide that’s emitted during its entire lifecycle…and pretty much everything has a carbon footprint. The trick, of course, is finding ways to reduce that footprint through energy efficiency, recycling and changing some habits. Visit carbonplanet .com to figure out your own carbon footprint and how you can knock it down to a Size One!



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