Our Carbon Footprint
Climate change is one of the most critical issues of our time. Stonyfield has been actively engaged for over two decades in climate change and efforts to reduce our contributions to global warming.
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What is a carbon footprint?
A carbon footprint measures the impact humans have on climate change. Each day, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are created from human activities like burning oil for heating, burning gasoline for transportation, generating electricity for a city, or even methane released into the air from growing rice or from cows burping. A carbon footprint measures all of the global warming gases from activities. You can perform a carbon footprint for a business, a country, or even yourself. A carbon footprint can be a useful tool in identifying the climate impacts of an activity to help prioritize how and where to take action to reduce emissions.
We started measuring our carbon footprint back in the early 1990s before the term had even been coined. Early on, we measured our emissions from the energy used to power our factory. In the late 1990s, we performed our first comprehensive carbon footprint. We were stunned to find out that milk production—that is, on the farm—was the single biggest part of our footprint!
What we're doing
We have created teams of employees in each of the areas where we contribute to climate change. The MAP teams are responsible for setting goals and implementing practices to decrease our climate impacts.
Measure your carbon footprint!
Use this tool from our friends at Native Energy to calculate your carbon footprint.