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Carbon Footprints

Carbon Footprints

A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions that come from the production, use, and end-of-life of a product or service. It includes carbon dioxide — the gas most commonly emitted by humans.

Usually, the bulk of an individual’s carbon footprint will come from transportation, housing and food. 

There are simple choices you can make in your day-to-day life to lessen your personal impact on the environment.

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One of the easiest and most effective ways to begin reducing your carbon footprint is to reconsider how much, and how often, you travel.

In order to calculate your carbon footprint, you will need to know the following:

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