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Carbon Footprint Foundation was established in early 2019 as our answer to the challenges concerning the climate and the environment that our world is facing. By carrying out various educational projects, we strive towards establishing widespread social awareness. Through cooperation with other non-government organizations, responsible businesses and national institutions, we want to contribute to building a platform for sharing experiences. Our mission is to create a community of people who, aware of the importance of caring for the environment, will leave behind a positive impact!
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The environmental damage of food waste
Global food waste is a source of greenhouse gas emissions so great that if it were a country, it would be the third-biggest emitter, behind China the USA. A source that is only a bit smaller than a total of global transport emissions, and equivalent to 8% of humanity’s entire carbon footprint. Yet, despite its scale, the problem often goes unnoticed. Why is that so and can anything be done about it?
Global warming scenarios
If you have ever dived into any kind of publication about global warming, be it a YouTube video, a piece of television coverage, a book, an article or a blog entry, it is likely that you have encountered mentions of ‘global warming scenarios’ and particular values such as 1,5°C or 2°C. What exactly hides behind them? What kind of events and consequences are connected to various ‘scenarios’ of global warming?
Fighting traffic jams fights CO2 emissions
The more time each commuter spends stuck in traffic jams the bigger the loses. Congestions on the roads make us lose time (which is also frustrating and decreases the quality of life) and money (as we burn the fuel we have to pay for), but they also result in decreased productivity. Adding to the problem, there is an enormous amount of CO2 released to the atmosphere. It is then clear that solving the puzzle of proper traffic planning would resolve multiple issues and luckily, the technology to do so already exists and is constantly perfected to bring better and better results.
A circle has no beginning nor end – nothing enters and nothing is left out – this is how a circular economy works.
The contemporary economic model has a linear structure – the line goes from the extraction of materials through the production of components to their combination into a ready product. Then, it is delivered to the consumers through sales and in most cases, after exploitation, it eventually becomes waste. Unfortunately, more often than not what remains at the end of the line is harmful, but could this model be reversed so that it becomes beneficial? What if we could incorporate recycling into the whole global industry? Some believe that it is possible – that a linear economy can be transformed into a circular model.
Tragedy of the commons – managing resources that ‘belong’ to everyone
Fully immersed in the Christmas craze, we value time above anything else, what, combined with omnipresent commercialisation of Christmas, does not make environmentally-friendly preparations easy. The choices we make while shopping impact our wallets and the environment. However, eco-Christmas, although seemingly difficult to organise, does not require as much effort as one may think thanks to a few simple rules.
How does smog affect your well-being?
According to WHO, nine out of ten people worldwide breathe polluted air and the annual death toll attributed to smog is 7 million people. In the 15 countries with most air pollution, the costs connected with smog-related health problems amount to around 15% of the nations’ GDP. Scientific research exhibits a negative influence of bad […]
Wildfires – the problem for Australia and for everyone on the globe
Over the past months and years, wildfires around the world, be it in the Amazon forest, California or Greece have made headlines. Bushfires on an unprecedented scale, currently ravaging Australia have been a pervasive topic, covered by media in nearly every country.
Climate change and mental health
Mental health in relation to climate change is not a topic that is brought up frequently, yet many researchers stress its importance to successful climate action and developing solutions to combat global warming. In what ways can mental health be affected by the climate crisis and why is it important?
Climate change and the psychology of inaction and denial
The consequences of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions have been known for quite a long time, and yet so far not enough has been done to stop them and prevent global warming. The psychology behind the often occurring attitudes of climate change denial and inaction is not only interesting in itself but also can show us some possible ways to move forward.