We know the emission of carbon dioxide through the burning of fossil fuels is one of the largest causes of the climate crisis. Global temperatures continue to rise, causing unprecedented droughts, heatwaves and other extreme weather events which in turn threaten the well-being of present and future generations. We must bring these emissions down. Yet today, the Supreme Court chose to limit EPA’s authority to regulate these emissions, rendering less resourced our collective imperative to care for creation and address the climate crisis.
The Carbon Footprint Calculator, a free tool from the EPA is a way for you to calculate your carbon footprint based on your home energy use, transportation preferences, and waste. Additionally, it highlights your most carbon-intensive activities to help you reduce your negative impact on the environment. It can be viewed here.