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What is Your Carbon Footprint?

Do you know how your lifestyle impacts the environment? Are you a Sasquatch or a size six?

A carbon footprint is a “yardstick" that measures the amount of carbon dioxide, or greenhouse gas, released into the air by your lifestyle.

Daily activities of eating, the gasoline we burn when travelling, and use of electricity, releases carbon dioxide into the air. A carbon calculator measures the carbon dioxide we, individually or collectively, produce and is measured in tonnes.

A carbon footprint provides answers:

  • How much forest land is needed to absorb greenhouse gas emissions that are produced from your use of energy? (e.g. from commuting) and,
  • How much farm land is needed to provide the food you eat?

Why is my carbonfootprint important?

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