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Get Conscious For Your Carbon Footprint

Carbon footprint is the total amount of carbon dioxide that a person, business or organisation emits into the atmosphere. This can be measured by the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels, including gasoline, diesel and natural gas. The average American has about 100 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year; this means your personal footprint is about 10 tons per year.

Each of us leaves a carbon footprint on this earth
Carbon footprint is a measure of the carbon dioxide emissions that are produced by humans. It’s also known as a greenhouse gas footprint and it describes how much CO2 (carbon dioxide) an individual, organisation, community or business releases into the atmosphere during their lifetime. Carbon footprints can be measured over time periods ranging from days to decades.
The size of your carbon footprint depends on many factors including where you live and work; what kind of transportation methods you use; whether or not there are any renewable energy sources nearby; how many resources are consumed locally versus imported from other areas around the world; whether or not someone else has already claimed responsibility for something before assuming responsibility themselves – this could include things like buying groceries at local markets instead of chains stores like Kroger Co., Inc., which has been criticised for its involvement with deforestation overseas.

Plant-based diets are good for our planet and our health
Plant-based diets reduce the carbon footprint, which is a concern for many people as we continue to rise sea levels and become more vulnerable to extreme weather events. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that a plant-based diet can help prevent cancer, heart disease and diabetes; a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that those who ate less meat tended to have lower blood pressure than those who ate more meat. Finally, it’s been shown that a plant-based diet reduces your risk of death from cardiovascular disease by nearly 50%.

TAKEAWAY: We can all do better to reduce our carbon footprint within the boundaries of our lifestyles and living conditions, but we must not ignore it or take it for granted.
The world has a long way to go on this issue, but we are making progress toward a solution. In fact, there are many ways in which you can help make a difference:
Be aware of how much you contribute to global warming by reducing your own energy usage as well as buying products made from recycled materials that use less energy than those made from virgin materials (for example). This will lower your overall carbon footprint and save money at the same time!
Think about what else you should consider when deciding whether or not something is safe for consumption (e.g., ingredients). For example: Are there any chemicals in the product which could cause cancer? Or any pesticides? What types of plastics does this item contain? How durable would these materials be under pressure if water were added while cooking/boiling food items such as pasta dishes etc.


We often hear that “the future is uncertain,” but with each passing day we seem to be facing less uncertainty about our future on this planet. The Earth is warming, sea levels are rising and the climate is changing. It’s time for us all to take responsibility for our own carbon footprint by reducing emissions from both what we do and what we buy. As individuals, it’s up to us to stand up against this challenge—but let’s not forget: together as a global community we have the power to make a difference!

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