Although the supporting scientific research has not yet been conducted, nor probably even planned, logically the Fitbit will reduce your carbon footprint.
Provided you push yourself in a non-fossil fuel way and get a healthy share of the steps outside!
A prime example of this is the promoter of Fitbit who recently boasted how he realized 3,000 steps while flying. Not only was he probably an annoyance to his fellow passengers, every step taken on that jet contributed an incredible amount of CO2 racing out of the jet engines.
But, meanwhile back on the ground, a Fitbit will logically reduce your carbon footprint in a few logical ways:
#1 Accumulate Steps Instead of Stepping On The Gas– Every mile you can avoid spewing CO2 out your car’s tailpipe and instead rack-up a few more hundred CO2-free steps outside running errands or meeting friends, will shrink your carbon footprint.
#2 Every Minute Spent Stepping Probably Avoids Consuming Fossil Fuel Energy– Instead of sitting in front of a computer in a well-lit comfortably overly heated or cooled cubicle or driving your car a short distance on an errand, get out on the sidewalk and avoid burning fossil fuels.
#3 Your Carbon Footprint Correlates To Your Waistline– Over consumption of food leads to a larger waistline and a wider carbon footprint. A few more steps every day, while keeping the food input steady or better yet less, will shave down your carbon footprint. Meat consumption is especially CO2 intensive, contributing 15% to the total global greenhouse gas emissions, or 5% of all CO2 generated by the worlds billions of global citizens. So if you’re stepping your way to a firmer waistline and less food intake, that’s a sure way to reduce your carbon footprint.
#4 Your Body Becomes More Efficient, Needing Less Input– As your increased daily step count leads to a healthier and more efficient body, less food needs to be consumed to fuel your body. Less food means less fossil fuel invested in agriculture and the distribution of the product to the market leading to a smaller personal carbon footprint.