Carbon or water: what is your biggest environmental footprint? They are very different, both in form and consequences, but they lead to the same path. But, while carbon is part of a group with other six greenhouse gases – carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulphur hexafluoride –, water has three “forms” (blue water, green water and grey water).
However, this is all theory. What matters is the practical footprint you leave when you produce carbon and waste water. Just to give an example, let’s look at Ireland.
Annually, the country produces enough CO2 to fill 8.5 million hot air balloons and wastes enough water to fill more than 2 million olympic-sized pools.
These are the numbers regarding Ireland, but what about you? More important than knowing how your carbon or water footprint looks like, it’s learning how to prevent waste.
You can do it by taking a look at our infographic, which contains lots of useful information and tips. Go green and save the planet step by step! Share your car, eat the greens on your plate and tamper with your toilet. Learn how to do this and much more.