A Carbon Footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases emitted by an organisation or person.

Most of our actions have a Carbon Footprint. For example:

  • Heating homes and work places.

  • Using equipment such as computers.

  • Fuel used in cars.

  • Processing and transporting the food we buy.

  • Processing waste that goes to landfill.

This means almost everything we do impacts on climate change.

These pages provide information on Fife Council’s Carbon Footprint:

  • how it’s calculated.

  • how we can make use of Carbon Footprint information to deliver carbon emissions reductions.

If you want to calculate your own Carbon Footprint you can use the Government’s Act on CO² calculator.