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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Hello everyone, I’m Tadas from Lithuania. My carbon print calculation really surprised me. It was over 10k :oo my biggest category was transportation too. I really like to ride my bike and during the summer i ride it every day, but our lifes without transportation is almost impossible. Car companies creates more and more cars with hybrid motors. I agree with these companies, we need to save our planet and we need to be more environmentally friendly! :))
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 :)
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.
To extend the “lives” of the things you use everyday you need to take care of them. Instead of throwing them away or in the recycling bin try taking care of them and use the responsibly that way they will last longer. Putting them in a safe place and only taking them out when you need them is one way to make them last longer. Cleaning whatever you are using instead of letting them collect dust is another way to keep them longer. Being responsible plays a bing part of making something last longer because if you are more responsible it is easier to take care of something.
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.
Hello my name is Pachenc, and I am from the US. When I looked my carbon footprint was lower than average. I believed this because i do not drive much, and I turn off lights and other technology when they are not in use. Since where i lived there are not many places in walking distance that i can go to it is very difficult to keep my carbon footprint down. When do I drive most of the places i go to are far from my house. This is also hard because that means i have to use more gas to get around. If there was a more energy efficant way of transportation to get around i believe my carbon foot print would be better.
I am not an expert in deforestation and from my small town we have plenty of trees, but I have noticed that to expand our town we are having to destroy forests to get soccer fields or anything else we need. When I think of deforestation I think of a funny cartoon that has a bulldozer ripping through a forest. I know there is a need for change in my hometown. In my school alone we have an award for most printer paper used. There should be no award, but the person who does use the most paper does get a tree that they can plant. While this is a comical idea of a tree for paper it is not enough; trees take many years to become actual trees. This is where we go wrong we think okay we can just plant a tree, but that will not change the fact that we just destroyed more than we planted.
For me, I would not be able to give up my soft drinks and all the plastic that I waste when I use them. I do recycle, but I that if I did not buy the soft drinks then I there would be no need to recycle them. I also would not be able to give up driving my car. I know I could ride my bike to places, but to ride my bike into town or even to my school would take 30 minutes to an hour. There would also be a problem of getting to my father’s house every other weekend when he lives in another state (sc to nc). It may not seem like a long drive, but if I were to walk or ride to my dad’s house it would be all day and I would not be able to carry any of my things to his house. These are some of the things that I would not be able to give up.