The ‘carbon footprint’ is a phrase that has become much more commonly used over the last few decades as concerns over global warming have grown. It refers to the impact your activities and choices have in terms of fossil fuels burned to produce energy that has the side effect of releasing dangerous greenhouse gases – like carbon dioxide – into the atmosphere. ‘
Fortunately, you can make changes on a personal level to reduce your carbon footprint and hence reduce damage to the earth. Here are 8 ways to do so, from carpooling and bike riding to recycling and shopping locally.