Your carbon print is the amount of greenhouse gas emissions you are responsible for. It’s not just about the number of miles you drive or the products you buy, but also about what you eat. For example, beef has a bigger environmental impact than plant-based foods because cattle farming requires more water, fertilizers and fossil fuels.
Our impact is the total amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere from all our energy and transportation-related activities. It’s a good idea to reduce your carbon print as a traveller to reduce the effects of climate change.
Travelling by plane is a major contributor to climate change. The carbon footprint of a typical transatlantic return flight is about 5,700 kg. If you’re a typical passenger, your share of this is about 970 kg.
A carbon print is the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced by an individual’s lifestyle. The bigger your carbon print, the more you are contributing to climate change.
Reducing your carbon print can be done in many ways. One way to reduce your carbon footprint is to take public transportation or bike instead of driving an automobile. Another way to reduce your carbon footprint is by buying products that have less packaging, which means they use less resources and emit less greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Travelling is a part of life and it is inevitable that we will use more energy than usual. We all know that it is important to reduce our carbon footprint so we can help with fighting climate change. But how do we do this as traveller?
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