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We all understand the phrase ‘climate change’ but ask someone what their carbon footprint is, and they probably won’t know the answer. In fact, they may not be totally certain what you’re asking. So, what is a carbon footprint? Simply put, it is the measure of how much greenhouse gas is needed – either directly or indirectly – for human activities. Due to the multitude of factors involved in measuring a carbon footprint, it is merely an estimate. It can be used in relation to a single person, a group, an event or even a product.
A carbon footprint reflects the amount of methane and carbon dioxide produced for human activities. The main causes of this are cement production, deforestation and burning fossil fuels. Of these, the largest source of carbon dioxide emissions comes from fossil fuel use. This is because almost the carbon in fossil fuels is turned into carbon dioxide when it combusts. The transportation industry is the second biggest source of these carbon dioxide emissions – primarily from cars on the road. Road transport is responsible for a whopping 72% of the industry’s carbon dioxide.
The impact of everyone’s carbon footprint is terrifying. Together, we are all contributing to climate change. In terms of social responsibility, businesses should try and keep their carbon footprint as small as possible. This is because a business produces a much larger carbon footprint than individuals, so by reducing its emissions it can have a much greater impact on climate change.
I have been with Movolytics since the beginning of the company. My job is the customer experience leader which means that I get to speak to a wide range of customers ensuring that everyone has a smooth customer journey while also managing the top accounts. In my spare time I like going for a run, taking my dog out and a good bottomless brunch.