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Discussions Discussion Student footprints
Kylee S-USA, Oct. 6, 2013

American’s Carbon Footprint vs. The Worlds:
Although the United States is not the leading country in the amount of carbon dioxide it produces yearly (China is), it is the leading producer per a person. An average person in the United States carbon footprint is equal to 20 tons of carbon dioxide compared to the world average of 4 tons per a year. This may be because of our transportation and lack of a good public transportation system like in Europe. Also most things are hard to get around to and not connected by biking, walking, or bus paths. Another reason is that America’s use a ton more technology than most developing countries. The exercise that we are doing has helped me to realize how our carbon footprint is greatly affected by the type of culture we live in.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_carbon_dioxide_emissions
Kylee S-USA
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Discussions Discussion Student footprints
Marie Shaw, Feb. 8, 2013

Transportation:16877 kg
Home energy: 4637 kg
Food: 2663 kg
Purchases: 452 kg

total: 24631

Marie Shaw
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Discussions Discussion Student footprints
Gabe Z, Feb. 8, 2013

Hello, i’m Gabe from the United States. My total Carbon Footprint is 39676 LB/17997 KG.

Transportation: 2,005 LB School and back w/car.
Home: 19,050 LB Heat at 70F for about 12 hrs and day and for about 4 months.
Food: 24,229 LB Don’t eat a lot skinny and eat little fast food.
Purchases:1,625 LB New clothes every season along with electronics.

What do you think?

Gabe Z
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  • Ashley C Ashley C Feb. 11, 2013
    Hello, I' m Ashley from the United States my total carbon footprint is 15267

    Transportation: 3554
    Home:7667
    Food:3740
    Purchases:306
  • Jason Hodin Jason Hodin Feb. 11, 2013
    Gabe, If you recorded your numbers correctly, then your food footprint is much higher than the average person from Wisconsin — which is 9065 pounds. I think that if you explore why this is, you'll see that it has much less to do with your weight and much more to do with your food choices. It's great that you eat little fast food, but do you eat a lot of meat and dairy relative to vegetables, nuts and whole grains? I know dairy is big in Wisconsin, but it has a very high footprint. You can use our footprint calculator to explore exactly how much of yopur food footprint comes from your food choices.

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Discussions Discussion Islamic Ethics of War and Peace
Anita Singh, Feb. 22, 2012

The events in the Middle East, specifically in relation to the nuclear-based tensions between Iran, Israel and the United States, have me wondering if the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq will be followed by a third conflict. Then I read this article and it made me realize — perhaps the war is already underway. And there is no telling what an escalation might lead to.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/02/201222072746430386.html
Anita Singh
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