Carbon Footprint of Escola Secundária de Loulé’s Population. Andreia Revez , Hugo Ferrão, Marisa Barreto, Maryanna Kamy’anetska. What is the Carbon Footprint ?. What is the Carbon Footprint ?.
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Andreia Revez, Hugo Ferrão, Marisa Barreto, MaryannaKamy’anetska
“A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact our activities have on the environment, and in particular climate change. It relates to the amount of greenhouse gases produced in our day-to-day lives through burning fossil fuels for electricity, heating and transportation etc. The carbon footprint is a measurement of all greenhouse gases we individually produce and has units of tonnes (or kg) of carbon dioxide equivalent.”
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2. The secondary footprint is a measure of the indirect CO2 emissions from the whole lifecycle of products we use - those associated with their manufacture and eventual breakdown.
A single mature tree can absorb carbon dioxide at a rate of 22 kg/year and release enough oxygen back into the atmosphere.
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