Use a carbon calculator to work out your carbon footprint

A carbon footprint is a “measure of the impact human activities have on the environment in terms of the amount of greenhouse gases produced, measured in units of carbon dioxide” (Oxford Dictionary). The average Briton’s carbon footprint is 10 tonnes CO2e. You can use the carbon footprint calculator below to estimate your carbon footprint. 

If you would like to reduce your carbon footprint quickly and easily, you can switch your electricity tariff to a “Green” tariff. Your supplier will match the amount of electricity you use, with purchases from renewable generation and non from generation from fossil fuels.

There are some suppliers that offer “Greener” tariffs than others. Visit the Energy Saving Trust website to find out more.