In the UK, the average adult has a carbon footprint around 13.68 tonnes per year. There are so many more accessible ways to reduce our carbon footprint in the modern day, however this number has continued to rise each year. One great way to offset your carbon footprint and help to tackle deforestation is by planting trees! It only costs 50p to plant one tree, and you can use an online calculator to work out how many trees you would need to plant each month to completely offset your carbon footprint. For the average of 13.68 tonnes a year, it would be 20 trees per month, offsetting 1.14 tonnes or carbon emissions!
I will also be completing one 5k run everyday until I reach my target or the target date is reached to help with fundraising!
Find out your carbon footprint below: