Carbon footprint and Climate
CARBON FOOTPRINT AND WHAT IT MEANS
Global warming and the resulting change in the climate is attributed to excessive gas emissions over time. To combat climate change and its consequences (such as severe storms, flooding, and heatwaves) we need to reduce gas emissions.
A carbon footprint corresponds to the whole amount of greenhouses gases or “GHGs” (including carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and methane) produced, directly and indirectly, to support a person’s lifestyle and activities. Carbon footprints are usually measured in equivalent tons of CO2(carbon dioxide), during the period of a year, and they can be associated with an individual, an organisation, a product or an event.
Most GHGs come from the production and consumption of fossil fuels, food, manufactured goods, materials, services, travel and transportation. Almost everything has an associated carbon footprint.
With a little information you can get an indication of your own carbon footprint, how it is made up and how you might reduce it.
Some carbon footprint estimation websites are:
Amersham Town Council declared a climate emergency in September 2021 and committed to using all reasonable endeavours to reduce any negative impact of Council services on the environment, with the goal to be carbon neutral by 2030.
- Our Environment
- Buildings (Homes and Energy)
- Carbon footprint and Climate
- Consumers and Sustainability
- Food and Farming
- Gardens and Green Spaces
- Recycling and Repairs
- Transport including flying
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Students from Amersham School, Dr Challoner’s High School and Dr Challoners Grammar School (DCGS) are taking over this year’s Climate Action Day on Saturday 23rd March. We are currently finalising details but can tell you that there will be a clothes swap, toy swap and fashion show, plus displays from each school highlighting specific environmental […]Read More
Thank you to everyone who attended the Environment Action Day and Childrens Eco-Fest on Saturday, and all of the volunteers and organisations that took part. Special mention to Bizi (Discovery Sprouts) and Joley (@joleymakes) for putting on some great, creative activities for the kids to help engage them with nature and the environment. Huge […]Read More
Come along to the children’s Eco-Fest this Saturday 10th June @ 10am-1.30pm, St. Michael’s Square, Sycamore Road! Bizi (Discovery Sprouts) and Joley (@joleymakes) will be offering a number of activities including big nature weaving, recycled bee head band making, pollinator dressing up (and pollen collecting), and a bee themed sensory tray. Children can also join […]Read More
Amersham Town Council will be holding an Environment Action Day and Children’s Eco-Fest on Saturday 10 June in St Michaels Square, Sycamore Road, from 10am-1.30pm. The Children’s EcoFest returns this year with more interactive fun and games plus a bee trail and many more activities. Come along for information and practical advice on the things […]Read More