My name is Kirah and I am 15. I live in Mooresville, North Carolina, United States. My Carbon Footprint is 22958 kg of CO₂ per year. It is above average for the total in North Carolina. The majority of my foot print came from the transportation and the things I do at home. I was very surprised because I thought I used less the the average. It really wasn’t what I expected because I thought I was cutting down on the amount of electric. I learned that I really need to watch what I do and be more eco-friendly. I think in the future I will try to un-plug my electronics and walk more.
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Hello everyone! My family carbon footprint is lower than the average carbon footprint in my area. My highest carbon footprint area, however, turned out to be food. In the household, my family buys CFL light bulbs-which I prefer than regular light bulbs because it provides sufficient lighting in my room. Other eco-friendly solutions include, having a plastic bag reserved for used/empty bottles of water, walking/carpooling, unplugging electronics after I’ve finished using them and hand-washing dishes. I am satisfied with these efforts to save the environment because it is easy to do and it saves money.
Another thing that many people use worldwide are eyeglasses, sunglasses, and contacts. What impact do they have on the environment? I’ll start with contacts. Most of the packaging that is used for the solution and the contact lenses are usually just thrown away without a thought about the environment. And what about eyeglasses and sunglasses? The material used to make the frames are not usually eco-friendly. I did find a site that sold eco-friendly eyewear. They are cheaper than most eyewear so I think this is a nice solution to find eyewear that is both friendly to our environment and our wallets!
The most eco-friendly commercial building ever, Seattle’s Cascadia Center, will be built by the Bullit Foundation, the six-story structure will relate to it’s surrounding almost like a tree: by producing its own energy and water and by not polluting. This living building will have a minimal carbon footprint, generating as much electricity as it consumes and relying almost exclusively on rain for its water.