Carbon footprint: what is it and why should we be concerned?

Why carbon footprint is formed

How to reduce your carbon footprint in everyday life

  • Buy local produce. This is important because transporting food, albeit a short distance, leaves a carbon footprint.
  • Buy only what you need. This applies to both clothes and products.
  • Buy from trusted companies that reduce their environmental and carbon footprint, ideally with eco-labels on their products
  • Switch to “conscious consumption”. Try to find a balance between your personal comfort and the good for the planet. Stop using your car by switching to public transport or cycling.

How to offset your carbon footprint

Can planting forests offset our carbon footprint?



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store


GenerationS is corporate innovation development platfrom and the largest corporate accelerator across Russia and CIS. Operates since 2013.