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Discussions Discussion Student footprints
Estefanía M_Spain, March 10, 2014

Hi, my name is Estefanía, I’m from Denia, Spain and my total carbon footprint is 6.430 kg of CO₂ for year. I thought that my carbon footprint would the same or higher as the average person in Spain, and the world. But after making footprint I have realized that was below average in Spain, my score is lower because I do not use much the transport and because my results in purchases are very low. Nevertheless, my carbon footprint is higher than the worldwide average.
I think should all do something to lower our carbon footprint, for example, a good way would be to use less the transport and start recycle a lot more, among other things. Together we can save our planet.

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Discussions Discussion Student footprints
Annie D-US, March 5, 2014

My name is Annie and after taking the carbon footprint challenge, I noticed my food footprint was not as high as others! This is because I try to eat fresh vegetables and fruit and limit my meat intake. This shows you that every little bit helps to reduce your carbon footprint. However, my driving footprint is what I need to work on and I will try to improve!

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Discussions Discussion Wants or needs?
Madalyn Thomas, March 2, 2014

I think that having the latest technology is a want not a need. I do think that in this day and time everyone does need some way to stay in contact with others and a way to do research if needed. I also wonder how we are going to stay up with the latest technology if they are coming up with new things everyday. So in so since technology is a need. Americans need ways to stay connected with the news and friends. That way maybe we can make our carbon foot print a little better. For example we can car pool and not waste gas going somewhere that is closed. We can find can use our technology to find places closer to where we are and so many other examples. I do think that we do need technology but i do not think that we need the latest technology. To some it all up technology is a need but the latest technology is a want.

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Discussions Discussion Student footprints
Greta Petrušonytė, March 2, 2014

My name is Greta and I am from Lithuania. I was not that surprised by my carbon footprint. My two highest categories were food and home. We do not recycle. But my family members are ready to start recycling. I think we will become more environmental friendly and we will made some changes in our lifestyle :)

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  • Annie D-US Annie D-US March 5, 2014
    This is also my problem. My family does not recycle in our home and I am trying to teach them how! This will be very important because we dispose of so much trash that by recycling some of it will make a huge difference.

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Discussions Discussion Off the table?
Greta Petrušonytė, March 2, 2014

I am from Lithuania, and my carbon foot print is lower than the average in my country. To be honest, I can’t say that our family are environmentally friendly but we try to do our best. :) We decided to change our life style. :)

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Discussions Discussion Wants or needs?
Greta Petrušonytė, March 2, 2014

Hi! I’m Greta from Lithuania :) I use my phone and computer every day… I personally believe that latest technology is a want and I completely agree with you, Maddi :) In my opinion, I think that there is no reason to go out and buy the newest model just because it’s new. Of course new technology like cell phones or computers makes our life easier, not having this technology would be hard to do, but I think, we can use them less, than we use mostly.

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  • Matthew P-US Matthew P-US March 3, 2014
    Did your footprint consist of a lot of energy use, do to the technology?
  • suzana poplašen suzana poplašen March 4, 2014
    Hello, my name is Suzana and I'm from Slovenia. My carbon print calculation really surprised me. It was 15110 kg of CO₂ per year, the average is around 7000. I believe that it was high as this because of transportation and home maintenance. I drive everywhere I go and I don't really have other option. I think that one of the biggest prblem is that we don't ask ourselves do we really need it or do we want it. We should buy less unnecessary things and be more environmentally friendly.

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Discussions Discussion Wants or needs?
Shelby Sweet, March 2, 2014

I believe that in today’s ever-growing world, technology is needed to thrive. But in saying that, I also believe that having all of these things, and upgrading every few months is a bit ridiculous. Once the entire world gets onboard with the technology train, we could lower our carbon footprint as a whole by the thousands. It would be beneficial for us to have this new way of life, and a new era of communication and needs. Though I think this, I am not saying that having such technologies like, the latest computer or cellphone will always be the answer to your problems. I just believe that as things get to grow and expand in knowledge, we are going to need technology to live. So honestly, I believe that technology is considered both a want and a need. We need it to begin our journey as an Earth to become the more defined and savvy than we are. But it is also a want because people tend to only want these new technologies to look cool, or talk to friends. Which is kind of counterproductive, because of all technologies can do.

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Discussions Discussion Food & hunger
Pachenc T-US, March 1, 2014

In my carbon footprint a big part of it came from the food portion. I think that more things in grocery stores should be more organic and have less packaging. More food that we are not using that will just end up in the trash should be sent to other countries instead of throwing them away. It will not only help us but help them too. The more organic foods you eat them more likely your carbon footprint will be lower. I did not realize the impact what I ate had on my carbon footprint and I just took that for granted. Living in the US also plays a part in the food portion of my carbon footprint since there is a lot of fast food. But if they’re where more healthy choices and organic foods where cheaper I feel as though everyone’s carbon footprint would be a lot lower.

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Discussions Discussion Environmental responsibility at home
Pachenc T-US, March 1, 2014

To sustain a responsible world everyone needs to do there share of work. If everyone did nothing and where not responsible then our world would not be a place where someone would want to live. There are simple tips that everyone can do to keep our world safe and health. Recycling is a big thing that everyone is capable of do and it helps out the world and decreases your carbon footprint. Other thing one can do is changing the light bulbs in your house to energy efficient ones, which reduces your electricity bill. Another thing is buying cost and energy efficient appliances. Since pole use those everyday that would help greatly with improving your carbon footprint. Buying recycled supplies and using less water each day also helps.

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Discussions Discussion Family footprint
Pachenc T-US, March 1, 2014

If I where to have my own house i would try to make as many things in my house as energy efficient as possible. One it would cut down on how much i speed each year and it would improve the environment around me. I would have a lot more freedom on what I choose to do because it is my house. I would be able to choose certain appliances and light bulbs i use to help make my carbon footprint lower also. I do not think I would choose to live on the middle of a city which would help me with my carbon footprint and energy costs. But i would choose a place where it would be easy to get groceries that are fresh and places I could go to that are in walking distance.

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