A carbon footprint measures the impact human activities have on the environment, and in particular climate change. It relates to the amount of greenhouse gases produced in our day-to-day lives through burning fossil fuels for electricity, heating transportation, etc.
Your business has a carbon footprint based on the number of employees and their actions taken during work hours that consume fossil fuels. It is an important business practice to be aware of how much and what type of resources are being used to operate on a daily basis.
The Greater Kansas City Climate Protection Partnership has many resources and tools to help you determine your business' carbon footprint and ideas on how to reduce it. Visit www.kcchamber.com/ClimateProtection.