Carbon footprint


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Carbon footprint

A measure of the amount of carbon dioxide emitted through the combustion of fossil fuels that a community, industry, or other entity contributes to the atmosphere through energy use, transportation, and other means. A carbon footprint is often expressed as tons of carbon dioxide or tons of carbon emitted, usually on an annual basis. It is the total set of greenhouse gas emissions caused directly and indirectly by an individual, organization, event, or product.
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If you want to reduce your carbon footprint further there's no better way to do that but to eat more greens, beans (and bean by-products like tofu) and fish.
The carbon footprint is the overall amount of greenhouse gas emissions, consisting primarily of carbon dioxide, associated with an organization and is one of the most common measures of the effect of a community, industry, or country on the environment.
ALLOWs carbon footprint is lower than 4t CO2/t Al, while the world average is currently approximately 12t CO2/t Al (scope 1 and 2 at the smelter).
He explained that a carbon footprint measures what the total impact of a country, business or person is, taking into account all of their activities.
The workshop saw ADM presenting an overview of projects and studies aimed at reducing carbon emissions in infrastructure projects, with the use of work papers on carbon footprint model concepts, carbon emissions calculations, and carbon emissions gaps and challenges, among others.
The BLUEdot Certified Carbon Neutral label is granted only to organizations or products that have eliminated the carbon footprint of their entire supply chain.
It is unheard of for a police force to try and lower its carbon footprint and, hence, we will spare no effort in helping the local authority accomplish their goal," he said.
The council has successfully reduced its carbon consumption by 15% in the past four years and is well on track to realise its ambitious target of a 34% reduction in its carbon footprint by 2015 to 2016 - five years ahead of the national target.
With Unit Conversions, Concrete, Aggregate, Road Materials, and Masonry order modules--plus the new carbon footprint feature--the free app can be downloaded from the Apple AppStore.
PESHAWAR -- World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) has signed an MoU with Habib Rafiq Limited (HRL), one of Pakistan's leading construction company, for reducing their carbon footprint as part of the Green Office Certification Programme.
Liberty Investment Company (LIC), commonly known as the Liberty Group, has been acknowledged as a Verified Corporate Hero for 2014 under the Emirates Wildlife Society-World Wide Fund for Nature (EWS-WWF) 'Heroes of the UAE Private Sector Programme' for its long-term carbon management strategy to help reduce carbon footprint and tackle climate change.