Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a Personal Carbon Footprint?

Your carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions you generate from your daily activities. Whether it is the food you eat, the clothes you wear, the transportation you take or the electricity you use, all account to certain levels of GHG emissions.

  • Generating emissions in our daily life is somewhat inevitable but we must take steps to reduce the effect of our carbon footprint through carbon offsetting.

Did you know? An average person emits approximately 5 tonnes of CO2 yearly which with a global population of 8 billion people, adds up to nearly 40 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions added to the atmosphere every year!

2. How Does Carbon Offsetting Work?

Carbon offsets are a form of trade. When you contribute to an offset, you fund projects that are working towards reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These projects usually restore forests, make buildings, power plants, factories and transportation more energy efficient.

3. How does the carbon calculator work and how is my carbon footprint calculated?

Our calculator draws insights from research data published by renowned institutions like the University of California and Berkeley's CoolClimate Network to determine the level of emissions every action generates. Each action you take maps to a particular emission table. We also use the World Bank's global data set to adjust to various company scaling, and use a country's per-capita average emissions to come up with your carbon footprint.

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