Merici College Green Tip # 14 - Your Carbon Footprint

Sustainability at Merici

What is your carbon footprint?

A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions that come from the production, use and end-of-life of a product or service. 

It includes carbon dioxide — the gas most commonly emitted by humans — and others, including methane, nitrous oxide, and fluorinated gases, which trap heat in the atmosphere, causing global warming. 

Usually, the bulk of an individual’s carbon footprint will come from transportation, housing, and food. 

  1. Plant a garden.
  2. Cut out plastic bottled drinks.
  3. Use a re-usable water bottle.
  4. Carry re-usable utensils and straws.
  5. Choose bar soap not bottled soaps and body washes.
  6. Support sustainability promoting companies.
  7. Drive less, fly less.
  8. Eat less meat.
  9. Recycle.
  10. Dress sustainably.

 

 

Felicity Maher
Sustainability Officer

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