What is a carbon footprint?


A carbon footprint means the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions generated by someone’s lifestyle, primarily through the burning of fossil fuels.

COTAP’s carbon calculator is designed to enable you to quickly and accurately assess your annual carbon footprint.

COTAP’s carbon footprint calculator and its underlying methodology deliberately focus on what are likely to be the primary sources of your carbon footprint: car travel, air travel, and home energy use.

We do not currently include emissions calculations related to categories such as public transit, diet, pet ownership, or recycling.  If you would like to include these categories, you are more than welcome to refine your calculation before matching your footprint to one or more COTAP projects.

This post can also be found on COTAP’s FAQ and customer community on Get Satisfaction.

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