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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 Off the table?
Tadas Sadauskas, March 2, 2014

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! :))

Tadas Sadauskas
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  • Leonardo Ferrari March 3, 2014
    I agree with you! if we can't or we don't want to ride a bike or walk from place to place we should try to buy electric cars to reduce our carbon footprint.

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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 :)

Greta Petrušonytė
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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 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 Reuse & repurpose
Pachenc T-US, March 1, 2014

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.

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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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Discussions Discussion Student footprints
Pachenc T-US, March 1, 2014

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.

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Discussions Discussion Deforestation SOS
Andrea C-US, Feb. 28, 2014

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.

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