Carbon Footprints Explained
What is a carbon footprint anyway?
Everyday, we all use power in one form or another. We light and heat our homes,
sometimes needlessly. We drive to work when maybe, we don't have to.
Or maybe, when you make a cup of tea, you fill the kettle to the top for one cup.
All these things use power, the more power we consume the more CO2 collects in
the atmosphere. This is something that most of us are aware of. But most of us have
probably not considered how we can look into reducing these CO2 emissions by using
So what have feet got to do with this?
A carbon footprint is a measurement (in tonnes) of CO2 emissions that is generated
by people and how much power they consume and how much they drive a car or use
public transport, some road cars and public transport are now becoming greener,
but the majority is still a hazard to the environment. The average annual measurement
of CO2 emissions from a UK household is around 10 tonnes.
Where do we go from here?
Below is a list of links offering you more information about carbon reduction.
We also urge you to try one of the carbon footprint calculators.
Green Works - www.green-works.co.uk
Waste & Resource Action Group - www.wrap.org.uk - 0808 100 2040
Waste Watch - www.wasteonline.org.uk
Environmental Agency - www.environment-agency.gov.uk - 08708 506506
Friends of the Earth - www.foe.co.uk - 020 7490 1555
The Carbon Trust - www.carbontrust.co.uk
Carbon Footprint - www.carbonfootprint.com
Carbon Footprint - Carbon Calculator - www.carbonfootprint.com/calculator