Measuring Our Footprint

Carbon footprinting is a measure of the impact human activities have on the environment in terms of the amount of greenhouse gases produced, measured in units of Carbon Dioxide, CO2.

The global carbon footprint is the total of each individual, household, village, city and country’s footprints. We are focussing on our immediate community’s contribution to the global total, measuring the carbon footprint of the Village of Eden Mills annually in order to measure our progress in reducing it. By measuring our footprint we can see how far we have to go to become carbon neutral, and we can also see where we stand relative to the rest of the country and the world.

In Eden Mills we are measuring both the CO2 emissions in our homes and our community hall, and our CO2 sequestration, the rate at which Eden Mills’ vegetation is absorbing and sequestering CO2.