Basics about Carbon Footprint
Lately, we hear the term “greenhouse gas”, “carbon footprint”, “Paris agreement”, “global warming” more and more often. Putting up solar panel on roofs and driving an electric car (or at least a hybrid) became a trendy thing beyond Hollywood or Silicon Valley. Many people wonder what is carbon footprint?
A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions that come from directly and indirectly by an individual, organization, event or product during production, use and end-of-life of a product or service. The main component is carbon dioxide. We emit carbon by pretty much doing anything—seriously, anything. Even by simply reading this article on the internet, you’re emitting carbon.
How is Carbon (greenhouse gas) emission affecting us
Greenhouse gases isn’t all a bad thing, in fact it’s the main reason that human exists on Earth, they trap heat from the sun and the Earth’s outgoing energy to warm the planet at a comfortable average of 59 degrees Fahrenheit (15 degrees Celsius). The problem is human activities doubled the amount of greenhouse gases in the past century, the higher concentration of greenhouse gases is causing extra heat to be trapped and global temperatures to rise. That trapping of heat is known as the “greenhouse effect” or “global warming”. It’s causing various damaging changes in our ecosystems and we must decrease greenhouse gas emission.
What is Carbon Neutral
Carbon neutral/offsets are a practical and effective way to reduce the effects of climate change by funding renewable energy, forestry, or clean water projects. These projects reduce emissions of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases in order to compensate for emissions made elsewhere, like the emissions created from ordering something online. Babysoy partnered up with EcoCart to calculates the emissions created from your online orders and donates the exact dollar amount required to reduce those emissions directly to these projects on your behalf.