What is your Carbon Footprint?
According to The World Health Organisation, a Carbon Footprint, “is a measure of the impact your activities have on the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) produced through the burning of fossil fuels.”
To be able to reduce our own emissions, we need to be aware of exactly where our personal Carbon Footprint comes from. The average person in the U.K. has a Carbon Footprint of 12.7 tonnes. According to Ovo Energy:
23% is from the transport we use.
21% is from shopping
17% is from eating and drinking
11% is from holidays
28% is from powering your own home
To find out more, visit their website: ovoenergy.com
The question now is, how does an individual person reduce or offset their own Carbon Footprint? One way is to calculate your own Carbon Footprint by completing an online Carbon Footprint Calculation. There are many available, but you might like to try one of these:
Once you have completed these, there are suggestions as to how you might reduce or offset your Carbon Footprint. Why not give it a go now!