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Offsetting Your Carbon Footprint

Updated on December 7, 2013



Offsetting Our Carbon Footprint

In thinking about each of our carbon footprint's, the chromosomes and carbon in our cellular and molecular structure is an intricately formed and tightly woven double stand of cells called our DNA that stays behind when we pass on to the next life. Its remnants of bone, blood, tissues, muscles, and cellular or molecular makeup are sediments that are left behind in ash, soil, rock, seawater, and dirt.

The DNA is a generational blueprint of what we are made of and our genealogy through the centuries and further beyond generations of our unique lineage.

The ingredients that formed our DNA are in the elements of gases, oxygen, lipids, amino acids, proteins, and carbohydrates. The environment we lived in and what territories we resided in along with the genealogy of our ancestors lend their DNA to the carbon footprint and also lend an imprint on the carbon footprint.

The DNA or molecules we eat and are exposed to are affected by what we eat, breathe, and drink in our natural environment of our daily lives. The environment is what we sleep, eat, work, drink, and have recreational activity in. So, what do you think of when you think of carbon offsetting? For most people they think of recycling but it is not the only part of carbon offsetting that we could integrate to produce better health, sustainability, environment, community, and workplace.

Carbon offsetting is a reduction in carbon emissions in the atmosphere and an average person produces at least 48,488 pounds of carbon every year. It is the equivalent of removing 110 trees every year and you know that we get our Oxygen from trees.

Here is a website where you can calculate your carbon footprint (

Carbon emissions are the pollutants and toxins that are released into the air, essentially the Oxygen that we inhale and breathe. The carbon emissions affect global warming, the ozone layer, and our environment at work, home, and in the community. It also has the probability to cause disasters.

There are several processes that each one of us can implement in our daily life activities to improve the sustainability of the planet. It is important because we live in this world and for the most part most of us want a healthy and sustainable environment. We also must think of sustainability and renewable energy when offsetting our carbon footprint because it is the other part of the invisible and vital legacy we leave to our children. Some of the carbons offsetting processes are:

  • Recycling
  • Solar Energy
  • Wind Turbines
  • Reduction of Spray usage
  • Green Energy Cars/trucks
  • Carpooling
  • Using cold water in washing
  • Energy efficient appliances
  • Turning your power off or unplugging appliances

We will discuss each of these processes more in depth over the course of these series of articles on offsetting our carbon footprint to produce a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable environment.

Volume 2, Issue 1, May 1, 2013


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