A carbon footprint is the total amount of carbon dioxide a person contributes to the environment. Too much carbon dioxide can have a harmful effect on the environment. It is theorized that increasing the amount of greenh... More » Science Environmental Science Human Impact

The measure of a person's impact on the environment is a simple way to define carbon footprint to children. A more in-depth explanation is that it is the amount of carbon produced by all of a person's activities. More » Science Environmental Science Pollution

Lifestyle choices that help in reducing the carbon footprint include using renewable energy and local products, being energy efficient, incorporating sustainable dietary choices and making better travel decisions. Daily ... More » Science Environmental Science Conservation
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To reduce your footprint on the environment, cut down on the amount of energy you use, make wise travel choices, buy sustainably produced products and recycle whatever you can. Check your carbon footprint using the house... More » Science Environmental Science Human Impact

Human activity impacts the carbon cycle by introducing more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere: carbon dioxide accumulates in the atmosphere, changes temperatures and alters the salinity levels of oceans, disturbing the ... More » Science Environmental Science Human Impact

A positive human impact on the environment occurs when a person takes action to improve society, nature and its resources. Acting positively, even in a small manner, has a major impact on the environment, especially when... More » Science Environmental Science Human Impact

Test your ecological footprint by visiting and filling out the information the footprint calculator requires. It is important to be as detailed as possible to produce an accurate result. More » Science Environmental Science Human Impact