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The Complete Idiot’s Guide® To: Greening Your Business by Heather Gadonniex, Trish Riley

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Chapter 6. Calculating and Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

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.

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