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A carbon footprint. We’ve all heard the phrase and how we should be more conscious of it, but what does it actually mean to have a carbon footprint? According to timeforchange.org, a carbon footprint has been historically defined as the total amount of greenhouse gases produced by an individual, event, organization, or product, expressed as carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent. In other words, when you drive a car, heat your home, charge your phone or even purchase items from the grocery store, you are generating CO2, which ultimately affects the planet. While walking to and from work or buying an electric car might not be realistic for your lifestyle or budget, it’s important to acknowledge how harmful wasting energy is on both the environment and your wallet. One place that you can easily start, is right at home. Here are some steps you can take to reduce your usage, lower your…