According to Earth Day Network, 192 countries and over one billion people are participating in Earth Day celebrations this year. What is Carbon Foot Print to start with? Here is the simple explanation I found to understand the carbon footprint myself and I would like to share it with you all. You leave footprints when you walk in the sand, the mud and when you’ve got wet feet. You also leave something called a carbon footprint. You can’t see your carbon footprint, but it impacts the earth and leaves a mark just like the ones in the sand and the mud do.
When you use fossil fuels, like heating oil to keep your house warm or gasoline for your family’s car, these things create carbon dioxide, also called CO2. Carbon dioxide is called a greenhouse gas. Many scientists believe that greenhouse gases are making the earth too warm. Your carbon footprint is the total amount of CO2 you create. A big carbon footprint is bad for the planet.
We can calculate our own foot print on the planet using Carbon Foot Print Calculator. You will be surprised to see the results. Because it is Earthy Day today, when time permits, check it out. It is estimated that, the cumulative global total of 420 billion tonnes of CO2 has been emitted between 2000 and 2011 due to human activities.
What can we do to reduce our own Carbon Foot Print on this planet? Here is the list of 101 suggestions from Green Wiki which will reduce the foot print and save you money. Let’s try to adopt 1 of the 101 suggestions today and help our planet.