Carbon Resources

Work towards becoming a CO2 Responsible citizen in 4 easy steps: 1) learn about your carbon footprint, 2) calculate your carbon footprint, 3) reduce what you can, and 4) offset the rest.

1. Learn

2. Calculate

Try our carbon calculators to find out how many CO2 emissions are associated with specific everyday activities.


3. Reduce

It is essential that we all make some changes in our day-to-day activities to effectively address our carbon footprint.

Check out these resources to help you reduce your carbon footprint:

Transportation is a significant contributor to climate change. Not all transportation methods contribute equally. Air travel is by far the worst culprit. Learn more about how to travel more sustainably.

Once you have a handle on your air travel, have a look at your driving habits. Here are some tips what you can do on the road. If you still need to take your car on the road, offset your travel with our driving calculator.  Try our events calculator to see what to see what impact other modes of transportation have.

Energy is a key source of carbon emissions contributing to climate change. There are lots of ways to save energy beyond turning down the heat and changing the lighting. Whether you are a homeowner looking to receive an energy saving tax credit, or a student looking to save money, these 100 tips are sure to offer some great ideas for you.

Food production is responsible for one-third of greenhouse gas emissions. Consider how much energy went into growing produce in a greenhouse compared to seasonal vegetables grown in a garden. Did you know beef has about 3x the carbon footprint compared to chicken?

Making changes about what you eat can help you reduce your impact. Try this food emissions calculator to find out more.


Products have their own carbon footprint. In fact, most of your carbon footprint, as an individual, is created indirectly by the energy required to manufacture, transport and even dispose of goods. The best way to reduce the indirect impact from products is to get back to basics: reduce, reuse, and recycle.  Learn more about the life cycle of stuff and take reusing to the next level – have you tried upcycling?

4. Offset

After you have made all the changes you can to reduce your carbon footprint, you will be left with a residual amount – that’s where offsetting comes in. Offsetting your carbon footprint doesn’t mean you stop finding new ways to reduce your impact, it simply means your carbon offsets can go that much further as we continue to make changes towards a low carbon economy.


Taking Root’s Plan Vivo certified offsets support farmers in Nicaragua, who are some of the hardest hit by climate change. Learn more about our work and become CO2 Responsible today.

Already know what your carbon footprint is and have reduced your impact?

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