Our carbon footprint is the yardstick by which we measure our impact on the world around us, and careful study reveals the truth in the saying "for every action there is an equal reaction" — especially when it comes to the planet.
Saying that we rack up HUGE carbon footprints as we make our way through the world is not an understatement. Every breath we take and every action we take echoes through the atmosphere. And sure, some footprints are a lot bigger than others, but only a few are so small that they don't have a noticeable impact. So instead of pointing fingers, let's explore some of the major factors that help to determine your unique carbon footprint.
Just because you're in college doesn't mean you can't reduce your carbon footprint. In fact, this is a great time to develop habits that will help you to be a lifelong friend of the planet. In addition, by making these changes yourself, you'll be part of a grassroots movement to improve your community and the world. Others will see what you do and make changes in their own lives.