Improve your English vocabulary and listening in just six minutes! Are you concerned about your carbon footprint? Neil and Sam discuss an idea for manufacturers to add labels that show the carbon footprint of products, and teach you some related vocabulary.

This week’s question:
According to the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions, how many tonnes of CO2 equivalent per person annually could be reduced by living car-free?
a) Around 1 tonne
b) Around 2 tonnes
c) Around 3 tonnes

Watch the video to find out the answer.

carbon footprint
how much carbon is used through the activities of a person, company or country

(informal) measuring the carbon footprint of something

caught on
become popular or fashionable

informed choices
decisions based on good and accurate information

trusted or reliable

from farm to fork
the processes involved from agricultural production to consumption

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