A carbon footprint. What’s that?
What is a carbon footprint?
What car you drive, clothes you wear and food you eat – it all leaves a footprint.
Our carbon footprint refers to the impact we leave on the environment as we go about daily life.
Each day we make choices. If we choose to take an action which emits greenhouse gases, this causes that impact.
Understand your carbon footprint
You can work out your impact on the environment using a carbon footprint calculator. It’s a great way to understand how your actions effect our planet.
What can you do to help?
Once you understand your carbon footprint, you can think about what you could change to improve it. There are lots of changes, small or big, you could make to improve your carbon footprint and be kinder to our planet.