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What’s the carbon footprint of…cycling a mile?

What's the carbon footprint of...cycling a mile

Cycling is usually a low-carbon way to travel – but it depends on what you eat. At 2.8kg per mile this is like driving a car that does six miles to the gallon (a shade over a mile per litre). The carbon footprint of cycling a mile:65g CO2e: powered by bananas90g CO2e: powered by cereals […]

Carbon footprint of the banana supply chain

Carbon footprint of the banana supply chain

The term “carbon footprint” is used to describe the quantity of greenhouse gases generated by an item or activity. It is expressed in carbon dioxide equivalent (amount of carbon dioxide that would have the same impact on climate change) and has been widely used over the past decade for environmental assessment. The calculation of a […]

Rapid rise in methane emissions in 10 years surprises scientists

Rapid rise in methane emissions in 10 years surprises scientists

Emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas methane have surged in the past decade, threatening to thwart global attempts to combat climate change. Methane warms planet 20 times as much as similar CO2 volumes but lack of monitoring means scientists can’t be sure of sources. Scientists have been surprised by the surge, which began just over […]

Air pollution and climate change two different aspects of the same situation

Air pollution and climate change two different aspects of the same situation

Erupting volcanoes, earthquakes, dust storms and meteorites smashing into the Earth’s crust are natural phenomena that can cause climate change and air pollution: dinosaurs may have met their end after a giant meteorite kicked up so much dust that it blocked out the sun for decades, reducing photosynthesis and preventing the growth of plants. Adding […]

What is a carbon footprint updated 2021

The term carbon footprint crops up a lot these days. What exactly does it actually mean? Carbon footprint is a horribly abused phrase, so it’s worth spelling out exactly what it means. When talking about climate change, footprint is a metaphor for the total impact that something has. And carbon is a shorthand for all […]

Carbon Footprint Calculator

Calculating your carbon footprint is an important step towards offsetting your carbon footprint on the environment. Climate change is real and while we can all limit our travel, our consumption of foreign foods – most of us don’t really want to and the goods news is, that you can absolutely go on living exactly how […]

Planting Trees for Climate Change to Save Our Planet

Everyone should be very worried about climate change. Even the most hardcore sceptics cannot ignore all the things we are seeing and have been seeing in recent years. Rising temperatures and rising seal levels, more frequent and violent storms, earthquakes, melting polar caps. It’s all because of climate change and it’s our fault. We did […]

How many Trees to Offset a Flight?

A great way to offset your CO2 footprint by flying is to plant trees. We have made a calculator to that helps you determine how many trees you need to plant to offset your latest or future travels. All you need to do is to input you travel details, departing airport, number of travelers, destination […]