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Turning green: assessing carbon footprints
  1. Sarah Farley

    Sarah Farley has just completed her fifth year at Liverpool, including a year intercalating in conservation medicine.


ASSESSING and reducing carbon footprints – that is, how much carbon dioxide a building or business produces, directly and indirectly – is a hot topic, but what does it actually mean for practitioners? Here, Sarah Farley discusses how the University of Liverpool's Small Animal Teaching Hospital went about calculating its carbon footprint and identifying areas where emissions were high – with both environmental and economic benefits.

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