Carbon Footprint Calculator

Our individual actions make a difference for our planet. In addition to the ease, comfort, speed and convenience of taking high-speed rail, your trip saves greenhouse gas emissions and avoids adding pollution to our communities. 

No matter what distance the trip is, using high-speed rail in California makes a difference. Explore this tool to see how your future travel avoids pollution.

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Term Definition
Greenhouse Gas (GHG)GHG emissions are the primary driver of climate change caused by human activity and a critical source of local, regional, and global environmental impacts.
Fossil FuelFossil fuel is a hydrocarbon-containing material formed underground from the remains of dead plants and animals that humans extract and burn to release energy for use. The main fossil fuels are coal, petroleum and natural gas.
Renewable EnergyEnergy that is collected from renewable resources that is naturally replenished without causing environmental pollution. It includes sources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat.

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