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Carbon Foot Print

Lets us know what is Carbon Foot Print:

A carbon footprint is "the total set of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by an organization, event, product or person."[1]Greenhouse gases can be emitted through transport, land clearance, and the production and consumption of food, fuels, manufactured goods, materials, wood, roads, buildings, and services.[2] For simplicity of reporting, it is often expressed in terms of the amount ofcarbon dioxide, or its equivalent of other GHGs, emitted.
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A carbon footprint is made up of the sum of two parts, the primary footprint (shown by the green slices of the pie chart) and the secondary footprint (shown as the yellow slices).

1. The primary footprint is a measure of our direct emissions of CO2 from the burning of fossil fuels including domestic energy consumption and transportation (e.g. car and plane). We have direct control of these.

2. The secondary footprint is a measure of the indirect CO2 emissions from the whole lifecycle of products we use - those associated with their manufacture and eventual breakdown. To put it very simply – the more we buy the more emissions will be caused on our behalf.


And some action buy UTM:

UTM’s Carbon Footprint for Year 2009

According to the study, UTM has generated 3.2 tonnes of carbon Emission per capita electricity consumption, transport, waste disposal and others.

The findings has provided right direction to sustain UTM Campus where the production of carbon emissions should be the targeted at the largest activity.

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