Carbon footprints measure the amount of carbon we produce as individuals, homes, organisations and as a country. By measuring your carbon footprints, you can see how your actions contribute to climate change. From this, you can see what areas can be improved to reduce your overall contribution.

What does one tonne of carbon equate to?

It can be hard to calculate what a tonne of carbon looks like in our everyday lives. The picture below gives you an idea.

a picture showing the scale of one tonne of carbon

What does Falkirk Council's Emissions look like?

Below is a representation of Falkirk Council's emissions for 2012/2013:

a picture showing the scale of Falkirk's Carbon emissions