You may already be familiar with this term, but it may be completely new to you. In this blog you can read about the general definition of carbon footprint. CO2 is the exhaling breath of our civilization, literally.
Carbon footprint is the definition for the CO2 emissions of a person, product or company. The term is derived from the fact that a footprint makes visible where a person has walked. All the choices you make for your home, transport, clothing and food have an impact on your emissions.
A part of the CO2 emissions are absorbed by trees, plants and plankton in the sea. These organisms convert CO2 into oxygen. WE GOTTA LOVE TREES! ❤
An example: The production process of a white long sleeve shirt generates 3 kilograms of CO2 emissions. In addition to the production of the shirt, it’s also getting washed, ironed and put into the dryer throughout its entire life. The production and by the use of ourselves the shirt is good for a total of 11 kilograms of CO2 emissions. A colored shirt ensures even more emissions, because more ingredients are needed for create one. These are high numbers, but clothing is necessary for our existence. There are of course possibilities for dealing with this responsibly, for example: exchanging clothes with friends or buying second-hand clothes.
“Overall, becoming a carbon-neutral country would involve changes in our behaviour, but these are modest compared with the changes that will be forced upon us if we do nothing.”Caroline Lucas
The main purpose of coming up with the term carbon footprint is to create awareness among humanity. As soon as people start to realize what consequences their behavior creates they can be convinced to make one or more changes in their lifestyle.
You might like to calculate how much emissions you currently produce. With this handy calculation tool you can see exactly where your bottlenecks are at the moment and perhaps make changes from these points where necessary! Click here to calculate.