“It’s not easy being green.” — Kermit the Frog 

PARIS - For some of us, being green is a hard-to-quantify choice of using a reusable bag at the grocery storetaking or taking public transport. But for others, environmental friendliness is a hard calculation to reach carbon-neutral status. That means removing as much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as you put in.

For example, putting milk in your coffee actually increases it’s carbon footprint because, among other reasons, a truck had to drive the milk to your local coffee shop. If you wanted to decrease it, just drink it black. (And think about how much water you boil!) Three large lattes a day for a year produces 600kg of CO2e (Carbon Dioxide equivalent). 

The goal of reducing global warming requires both small and big changes, from individuals and multinational companies. Here’s how some projects around the world are attempting to reverse their carbon footprints.