Posted by: admin | August 7, 2009

How Big’s Your Foot (Print)?

Lately we hear a lot about green energy and a resource’s “carbon footprint.” IDT Energy would like you to know what this “footprint” is.

The carbon footprint is the measure of total greenhouse gas emissions which are directly or indirectly caused by the use of a resource or other actions that have the ability or potential ability to release GHG.

The carbon footprint is just one type of “footprint.” There is a  broader idea of an “ecological footprint”, which refers to a more all-encompassing measure of the effect an action or process as on the environment as a whole. The carbon footprint measures only GHG, but other footprints measure other by-products and their overall effect on the environment.

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