In This Chapter
The business case for carbon footprinting
Calculate your carbon footprint
The key carbon accounting tools and organizations
Carbon offsets and their uses
One of the most important steps in making your business greener is to figure out how much and in what ways you’re contributing to greenhouse gases. Because the size of your footprint is mostly an indicator of how much energy you’re using, opportunities to reduce your footprint are opportunities to reduce or hedge against rising energy costs. This chapter explains what a carbon footprint is and shows you how to calculate yours so you can figure out how to reduce your business’s environmental impact on the earth.