What is a Carbon Footprint?

Simply put, your carbon footprint is the sum total of all the Greenhouse Gas emissions produced by what you do and what you consume.  The place you live, the clothes you wear, the food you eat, that cup of morning coffee, and the car you drive all add to your carbon footprint and overall impact we each have on the environment. 

The term “Carbon Footprint” typically includes all greenhouse gases associated with a product or activity.  Greenhouse gases include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, sulphur hexafluoride, and a wide range of emissions which have weaker but still cumulative effects such as Vollital Organic Compounds (VOC’s).