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What Impact Can You Have to Help Reduce Your Carbon Footprint?

REDUCE, REUSE, REPLACE, RECYCLE:

The most common way to reduce the carbon footprint of humans is to Reduce, Reuse, Replace, Recycle.

CONSIDER OPTIONS THAT ARE LOCAL – THAT INVOLVE LESS TRANSPORTATION AND ENERGY
For example, the carbon footprint in the food industry can be reduced by optimizing the supply chain. When you purchase something local it usually has lower CO2 emissions attached to its production.

Think about the effect of your purchasing habits on your carbon footprint. It is difficult for you to measure the indirect emissions from the energy-intensive processes used in creating and transporting the products and services you purchase and consume. It is easier for you to measure the direct emissions that you are responsible for.

REDUCE YOUR CARBON EMISSIONS:
Establish an action plan to reduce your carbon (greenhouse gas) emissions and then offset your remaining emissions by purchasing carbon credits.

Examples of Carbon Dioxide reduction strategies include energy efficiency (including buildings and vehicles); energy conservation (at home, in business, and in travel); fuel switching (producing more energy from renewable sources and using fuels with lower carbon contents); and carbon capture and sequestration.

OFFSET YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT:
Offset what you cannot reduce. Obviously, some emissions are unavoidable. You can purchase ‘carbon credits’ ---- which have been used by First Carbon Credits to invest in projects targeted to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Canada.

Carbon offsets/credits are quantified in metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e). Buying one tonne of carbon offset/credit means there will be one less tonne of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than there would have otherwise been.