Hello everyone! My name is Michelle, I am from the United State, and I live in Mooresville, North Carolina, and I am 17 years old. My carbon footprint is 10, 529kg of CO2 per year. My footprint is actually below average for my country, which surprised me. I thought I would be at least average, if not more, when it came to our overall footprints. My highest is my home energy, which is 5,151 kg of CO2 per year. This high number comes the water that we use and the amount of time that we use lights in our house. To decrease the size of my carbon footprint I could decrease the amount of time I spend in the shower, remembering to turn off lights when I leave a room, and only using the amount of lights necessary for the house.
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On my carbon footprint I was very surprised to find my results were pretty bizarre. My transportation footprint was very high which I don’t understand because I thought I drove just as much as the next person, but apparently not. I agree with my purchases being very low because I don’t buy clothes that often and when I do, I usually go to a thrift store or get hand-me-downs. Also, my home energy and food is around average, maybe a little low, because we do use the AC and heater, but only sometimes, if anything. And my family eats average amounts of food and I would say our carbon footprint is about average. I see that in the USA, we use the most resources and have the most carbon impact on our earth, and I believe that. US Americans use a lot and I guess we don’t really conserve as much as we could. All of our carbon footprints should be below average to make our earth a better place.
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