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Environment: treading lightly on the Earth
Environment: treading lightly on the Earth

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This free course, Environment: treading lightly on the Earth, has shown you that much of the carbon footprint of an economy is due to use of energy and transport, and consumption of food, goods and services by individuals and households. Hence, what you can do as an individual consumer, citizen and/or household member to reduce your carbon footprint can be significant. But communities, business and governments also have a crucial role in tackling GHG emissions and climate change.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course U116 Environment: journeys through a changing world [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .