A carbon footprint takes stock of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with your lifestyle and represents an important first step in understanding how your actions impact the climate. After all, you can’t reduce what you don’t measure! Measuring your carbon footprint is surprisingly easy and typically only takes about 5 – 10 minutes. To get started you’ll need data on your annual domestic energy consumption (electricity, heating oil, natural gas, propane, etc.), as well as your flights and the number of miles you drive each year.
We recommend using Climate Stewards—a Christian carbon offset NGO—to calculate your footprint.
Once you calculate your footprint consider offsetting your emissions and/or committing to a carbon reduction goal, such as the Paris Pledge. You can also let us know how you came out, and (in a year from now) how you improved!