What’s Your Carbon Footprint?

A carbon footprint is the total greenhouse gas emissions caused by an individual, organization, service, event, or product, expressed as carbon dioxide equivalent. Carbon dioxide and methane contain carbon. These greenhouse gases can be emitted through the burning of fossil fuels, through the clearing of land, and from manufactured goods such as materials, wood, roads, buildings, and in the production of food, such as cattle or crops. Our transportation needs are also a huge source of these greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases rise into the atmosphere and trap heat from the sun.

Calculate your carbon footprint: The Nature Conservancy Carbon Footprint Calculator 

Calculate your food’s carbon emissions: Food Carbon Emissions Calculator

Check out our Sustainability Tips archive for more ways to reduce your carbon footprint!