Carbon footprinting – estimate yours!

Sunday 8th October 2023 4:00PM – 4:00PM
Location/Venue: Parish Church Sidmouth EX10 8LG

Do you know what a carbon footprint is? Do you know what yours is?

Consumption of carbon and release into the atmosphere, often in the form of carbon dioxide, is the primary cause of climate change. There is almost complete agreement that we need to reduce our emissions of carbon dioxide if we are to reduce and possibly reverse climate change. Each one of us is responsible for some carbon dioxide emissions because of our lifestyle choices. If you do want to reduce your carbon footprint, where do you start?

This talk, and the follow up activity, uses one of the many tools available to allow you to estimate your carbon footprint broken down into 6 categories: Transport, Home Energy, Food, Air Travel, Goods and Services, and Infrastructure. Five different lifestyles will be considered in the exercise that will allow you to estimate your own footprint through conversation with our coaches.

Chris Lockyear is a retired engineer, having had a career in the water and energy industries both in this country and overseas. He is currently Chair of Sidmouth Town Council and is the author of Sidmouth Town Council’s Environment Policy. He has worked on Carbon Footprinting for the past 3 years encouraging Sidmouth residents to think about how they might contribute to reducing Sidmouth’s overall carbon footprint. Chris is also Chair of the Programme Committee of the Sidmouth Science Festival.

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