First we calculate the distance between your destination and where you started to give us the amount of petrol you need for the journey.
If this is a frequent journey, like a commute, you can add that into the calculator to give you your footprint over a certain time, rather than just one day.
Next we factor in the engine type, petrol type and the size of the car, to get the correct fuel usage estimate.
Finally we suggest the number of trees you could plant over a particular of time to greatly reduce your carbon impact.
There are lots of ways to travel that don't involve a car! And when you do need to get behind the wheel, a few small changes can make a big difference.
By carpooling with others you drive less, create fewer emissions and save money.
Use public transport, bike or walk whenever you can.
Driving a hybrid vehicle will help you cut emissions and use less fuel.
Your vehicle’s air conditioning makes its engine work harder and increases emissions.
Stopped for more than 10 seconds? Turn off your vehicle’s engine as it wastes fuel.
Your roof rack, box or bike carrier increases your vehicle’s emissions, so only use them when you have to.
Avoid speeding, unnecessary acceleration, and hard braking to save fuel and money. You’ll make your driving style safer too.
Do you really need to drive? Combine short trips into one journey and look for other ways to travel.
Simple way to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions? Premium fuels contain active cleaning agents that remove dirt from your engine.
Remove harmful deposits and lower emissions by adding a cleaning agent into your vehicle’s fuel system.
Do you need to be in the office? One way to reduce the commute is to work from home when you can.
Replace driving with cycling wherever you can. Check to see if your town or city has a bike-share programme.
The first thing you can do to reduce your carbon footprint is reduce emissions. Here's why owning one of our trees should be the next thing...
We are foresters. Proper, certified, passionate ones! So we don't just plant trees, we nurture forests that provide vital sustainable timber resources.
EcoTree forests are vital carbon sinks, where trees are sustainably managed to contribute to the fight against climate change over their lifetime.
Biodiversity is at the heart of our forestry. By becoming a tree owner, you're preserving the forest home of many vital plants and animals.
The benefits are all yours! It's your tree, so it's your contribution to carbon capture, your biodiversity haven and your profit when the tree is cut.
We're here on the other end of the internet, happy to answer questions about calculating carbon footprints or our growing movement.