Our contributions to climate change can be measured right down to the individual appliance. What's more puzzling, however, is how our lifestyles, and caring for our families, directly affect natural ecosystems.
In the grand scheme of things, your pet's CO2 emissions will be small. And, it's hard to imagine that owning a dog or cat would cause the climate impacts we see on the news, like rising sea levels.
We have to zoom out a bit and look at the emissions caused by pet ownership globally, and the resources we collectively access to care for our furry friends, that it becomes a more pressing issue.
Greenhouse gas emitters can be found in the manufacturing and production industries making the food and products we use to care for pets. Not forgetting that every time we hop in the car to visit the vet, drop them off at daycare and visit new places to walk, it has an effect too.
All that consumption adds up to a pet's carbon pawprint.
At ManyPets, we're always looking for new ways to support our pet parents. We believe that protecting the planet shouldn't mean compromising your pet's care, or substituting the things that make them happy and healthy.
However, we also believe in a clean and safe future for pets and their parents. The quality of our future relies on investment from governments and businesses to create carbon offsets - swapping damaging processes, for sustainable ones. We're hoping that the data from our calculator will reveal how shopping and caring for our pets has a hand in climate change, and will support positive decision-making by the people who can make a big difference to the health of the planet.
The ManyPets carbon pawprint calculator measures your individual use of energy. It's the only calculator that combines information about what they eat, their travel, and the products they consume.
Your pet's ecological footprint considers their impact on the local environment and wildlife. It incorporates the impacts of dog waste which can filter into local streams and water cycle, affecting the ecosystem balance.
Get a deeper understanding of your relationship with the planet and help us to pave the way for a safer planet for pets and their parents in the future by calculating your pet's carbon pawprint.