Your carbon footprint is the direct effect your actions and lifestyle have on the environment in terms of carbon dioxide emissions. All your actions have a direct and indirect impact for instance your diet, the clothes you wear, the car you drive and so on. The biggest contributors to your footprint are your travel needs and your electricity demands at home.Your personal electricity needs generally come from fossil fuel burning power plants.
By not reducing your consumption, you leave behind a larger Carbon Footprint because more energy is used to power your home and to manufacture products such as aluminium cans, plastic water bottles, paper and so on. So reduce consumption and recycle glass, metals, plastics and paper.
In the final tally, all your actions contribute to accelerating global warming and climate change. Living sustainably will go a long way towards making sure that our planet’s resources can continue to sustain future generations.
To calculate your Carbon Footprint log on to http://www.carbonfootprint.com/calculator.aspx or www.defra.gov.uk