Americans are hearing a lot of talk these days about the over-sized "carbon footprint" that we are leaving on the environment. While some of us have a general understanding of this topic and the negative environmental repercussions surrounding it, there are many of us who still do not even know what this concept means.
As our country becomes more eco-conscious, it is important to educate Americans on what a carbon footprint is, its relationship to climate change, how it impacts the environment, and what we can do to reduce the carbon footprint that each citizen generates.
Carbon Footprints and Businesses
A carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide and methane, known as typically as greenhouse gases, that is emitted into the atmosphere by our daily activities as individuals, businesses, and a general population. Both consumer practices and manufacturing processes contribute to the carbon footprint left on our environment. Much of the carbon footprint that comes indirectly from American households is a result of the manufacturing processes used to make items that we buy and use in our everyday lives.
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