Carbon capture centre

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a 'greenhouse' gas which causes global warming. Our 'carbon footprint' is the quantity of greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution that the College creates each year.

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Carbon footprints

The term 'carbon footprint' is a simplification, as the 1997 Kyoto Protocol identified six GHGs in an overall footprint, including methane, ozone and sulphur dioxide. Carbon dioxide just happens to be the most prevalent of the gasses and is used as the measure. The other GHGs are taken into account in calculating our carbon footprint, they are converted into the amount of CO2 that would cause the same effects on global warming, also known as Equivalent CO2 (CO2e).

The carbon footprint is a very powerful tool in understanding the impact of personal behaviour on global warming. Most people are shocked when they see the amount of CO2 their activities create!

If you personally want to contribute to stop global warming, the calculation and monitoring of your personal carbon footprint is essential. 

Please contact the Energy and Environment team if you would like further information on our Carbon Management Plan.