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Carbon Footprint: Transportation

Carbon Footprint: Transportation

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

  • Drive Less: take the train, catch the bus, ride a bike, or walk where you need to go.
  • When You Drive: have your car serviced regularly, check your tires, cut down on air conditioning and city driving, or carpool to work.
  • Fly Less: just taking one less round-trip flight could shrink your footprint significantly.

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

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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.

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