Imagine walking through thick mud. Stop and look behind you. What you see are your footprints. Now imagine that the mud is the planet. What you are now looking at is your impact (footprint) on the planet.
Carbon footprinting is a way of measuring the impact of human activity on the environment. Carbon is in virtually everything, from your own body to the new television player you buy for Christmas. Your carbon footprint is the amount of carbon (usually measured in terms of Carbon Dioxide - CO2) you emit in your daily life through travel, heating, cooling, energy and waste. Therefore, we all are responsible for increasing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Some simple factors that affect your carbon footprint include: ,