Buriton’s Carbon Footprint revealed at Village Show

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Carbon Footprint

Estimates help identify potential areas for action

Reports from an on-line Government-backed calculator (the Impact tool) show that Buriton is performing better than some neighbouring parishes but worse than others - and performs relatively poorly compared with District and National data.

The Impact Tool is an estimator of a community’s carbon footprint which draws on over 30 datasets to estimate the total amount of greenhouse gases produced directly and indirectly as a result of everyday human activities in the parish - heating homes, using electricity, transport, producing and distributing food, disposing of waste, etc.

The calculator presents information in a visually engaging way that is easy to interpret and easy to share. It helps communities access, analyse and act on their carbon footprint and gives people ideas of where to target efforts for the greatest impact in tackling climate change.

The results for Buriton parish are attached at the foot of this web-page and anyone wishing to help the community take action can contact Buriton’s Climate Care Group via the Parish Clerk, Petra Norris: 07943 536065 or buritonparishcouncil@hotmail.co.uk

The Village Show also provided opportunities for families to assess the size of their household’s Environmental Footprint using the WWF’s fascinating on-line calculator which also provides tips and ideas for small changes that can make big differences: https://footprint.wwf.org.uk/#/questionnaire