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Carbon Footprint

The carbon footprint is a measurement of total greenhouse gas emissions.  Electricity, natural gas, commuter data, and waste generation are part of what is analyzed to produce a  "tons of carbon dioxide equivalent" that can then be used to gauge improvement and compare institutions.

"We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using nature’s inexhaustible sources of energy -sun, wind and tide. ... I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that."
~ Thomas Edison to Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone (1931)