Published: Dec. 12, 2023

The term 'carbon footprint' echoes in our ears as a familiar buzzword, but grappling with how to minimize it can be a daunting task. Seeking support from your community can transform this task into a more accessible and rewarding endeavor.

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Your Impact & Carbon Footprint 

At its core, a carbon footprint is the sum total of greenhouse gases produced by our daily actions. Whether it's how we commute, what we eat, what we purchase, or how we dispose of our waste, each decision leaves an imprint on the planet. Think of it as a way to see how much pollution we create. According to the Nature Conservancy, a carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases produced by our actions. Individuals can track their carbon footprints by looking at the things they do every day. Students at CU Boulder have a wonderful opportunity to use the AWorld app to not only calculate your footprint but help you lessen it. How you get to work, what you choose to eat, what you purchase in a day, and your recycling or disposal habits all have a direct impact on your carbon footprint. 

By assessing your carbon footprint, you gain insight into how small changes can make a substantial difference. Imagine if we all embraced these changes collectively; now, you don’t have to, as you can witness the impact our community is making by joining the campus community on the AWorld app.

Each of us holds the potential to be a steward for the environment. By acknowledging the impact of our choices and implementing small, positive changes, we can collectively forge a more sustainable future. Let's embark on this journey together, armed with the knowledge that even the smallest adjustments can leave a lasting imprint on the health of our planet. Join the movement – download the AWorld App and witness the transformative power of our community in action.