What's your carbon footprint?

What is your Carbon Footprint?

Earlier today I ventured out to a cool restaurant in Bedford MA called the Flatbread Company to give a free estimate on cleaning their glass.  I had already eaten lunch and I had to fight back the urge to eat again as the aroma was fantastic.  I finished tallying my estimate and was waiting to meet with the manager when I stumbled across this sign:

Carbon Footprint

Carbon Footprint

How cool is that?! Instead of allowing waste to find their way into landfills, their waste creates fertilizers for the very food you and I eat.

So this got me thinking.  How big is my carbon footprint?  Our town has a recycling program to which all plastics are recycled, we give our cans to a gentleman that comes by once a week to take them as well as any scrap metal we have to offer, our paper is mixed with lawn scraps and all of the leaves that we collect while cleaning gutters.  We try to work via email as much as possible to try to be as paperless as we can.  The cleaning products we use are environmentally friendly.  We use a worm composter to for our vegetable scraps.

I feel as though it’s a huge responsibility for our company to make an effort.  Think about how much waste is generated by your household.  A business can multiply that exponentially.

So what can you do to protect your environment and reduce your carbon footprint? Do you run a business too, and what measures are you taking to ensure that it’s eco friendly? Please reply as these aren’t just rhetorical questions, I’m genuinely interested in what you do and how I can implement them in my household and business.  We can’t keep burying all of our waste, our earth has limits and we shouldn’t try to push them.


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