On Friday, we posted about checking your carbon footprint, and that’s important. Something people don’t hear about as much is checking their nitrogen footprint.
Head over to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Nitrogen Calculator and see how you come up. It only takes a minute.
Why is your nitrogen footprint important?
Nitrogen is essential for life, it makes up 78% of the earth’s atmosphere. But our growing population is releasing way more nitrogen than the environment can handle.
You can lower your nitrogen footprint by making more sustainable choices like driving fewer miles, reducing your electricity usage and opting for a diet low in red meats.
We’ll be posting more about ways to lower both of your footprints, so stay tuned!