Each week, we feature a worthy citizen science project or nature news segment from around the world. This week, we’re changing things up by including a couple of resources (by our friends and partners at The Nature Conservancy and Conservation International) to take a look at how your actions may affect the environment — and what you can do to offset your carbon footprint.
Your carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere by human activity or lifestyle choice. Usually, this refers to carbon dioxide or methane released as a result of doing something like traveling, shopping and/or diet. According to The Nature Conservancy, the average carbon footprint in America is 16 tons! Find out how you can do your part to help lower the global carbon footprint with these resources below.