Carbon Footprint

Carbon Footprint / Race to Zero

What is Carbon Footprint and the Race to Zero?

A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases (including carbon dioxide and methane) that are generated by our actions.


Race To Zero is a global campaign to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, investors for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth.

The BBC have produced two short videos about an individual’s carbon footprint.

They suggest there are five areas where individuals can move towards their own carbon net zero position:

  • Looking at your electricity suppliers who claim to be using renewable sources
  • Think about what you eat
  • Replacing imported foods with locally grown, in season, foods
  • Think about where you place your money (is it being used to fund fossil fuel industries?)
  • Rethink your transport options, reuse and repair things rather than buying new

BBC’s Reality Check also discusses the options of offsetting your carbon emissions (

Many organisations have joined the UN Race to Zero ( to reduce their own carbon footprint to zero.

Why not write to your local representative (MP, County / District / Parish Councillor) to ask about their policies on promoting and assisting with the reduction of our Carbon Footprint and the Race to Zero?