Your individual impact, measured in tons of carbon dioxide output, which can be attributed to you is called your carbon footprint. Reducing this is beneficial to you and the environment. You'll find many calculators of carbon footprints on the internet. One of the most popular is from The Nature Conservancy. Calculate your carbon footprint by using The Nature Conservancy Carbon Footprint Calculator. According to this calculator my current carbon footprint is 21 tons of carbon dioxide per year. The U.S. average is 27 tons per year. My carbon footprint is better than average, but there is more I can do to reduce it even more.
Once you know your carbon footprint you can look for ways to reduce it. You can put yourself on a carbon diet, which will reduce the impact on climate change by reducing greenhouse gases (most notably CO2) production. Ways to reduce your carbon footprint are as follows (some are easy and some are not so easy):
All of the above reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that are created and emitted into the air. This is better for the environment and for every living thing on Earth. Everyone can do something to reduce their carbon footprint. So what is your carbon footprint?
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