Because of where I live I have found it difficult to reduce my carbon footprint, transport. I live about 20 km away from the school and more than 20 km from almost every other place I need to be in order to go out with my friends or doing things that I need.
In the case of technology, the computer is almost essential in today’s society. Mobile phones are becoming always popular of the home phone based on the fact that they can found people when we need them. I think it would be very difficult to give up the phone.
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Most of my life is “off the table” because I want to enjoy my life and fail to see any extra space that I can change things- my school is far away, most of the lights I use are in school and Im already a vegetarian. So yeah thats enough for me even though my carbon footprint is really at 37349
For me, my transportation is nearly impossible to reduce significantly because I live far away from my school and need to drive to school and back. Aside from changing schools or houses, nothing will affect this. Although I recognize that carpooling and driving a low mpg car can help, there is no way to get around that I have to drive the distance. I’m hoping that America’s public transportation system will soon be seriously revamped- and that the attitude about everyone driving individually will change. Giving up the comfort and privacy of my own car may be off the table, but if there were a viable public transportation alternative I would attempt to use it. Does anyone else need to drive long distances for regular life?
Most of my life is “off the table” I don’t worry too much about my carbon footprint. All of my catagories in the carbon footprint are lower than the average for the US. Still I feel that I could reduce my use of electricity by turning off lights and stuff when I leave the room. Food was also a big one, but I like to eat meat so I doubt I will do anything to change that.
My carbon footprint was over 10400 kilograms. Transportation was the biggest factor for me. I think this is because I travel by plane a lot. I need to go to the East Coast about once a year to visit my family. My food and purchases categories are not very high because I do not eat and buy a lot.
Hi my name is Suvan and i am from California, USA and in 6th grade. My total carbon footprint was 1502 kilograms of CO2 and my biggest factor was food. My transportation was only 195 kg of CO2 because we have an electric car which we use most of the time. I was not completely sure which part of food was contributing the most to the total. We are vegetarian and compost all of our food. We also never buy from supermarkets because we get a local delivery. Can anyone help me on this?
hi im Deandra, im 16 from California. my biggest carbon footprint is my transportation because I do two sports, soccer and track, which requires me to drive out to all of the practices games and meets. since I play for castrovalley, practices and games are extra far. this is something I have no control over, however I do try to carpool as much as I can. I will try to reduce my carbon footprint in all of the other categories as much as I can.
Hi I’m Sara and I’m 17 years old living in California. My total carbon footprint is 8,007kg of CO2 per year. The majority of my footprint comes from transportation because my parents are divorced and I have to travel back and forth between two homes that live far apart from each other. I can’t change the transportation part of my life because it’s not easy just to choose one parent over the other. Even though I can’t change that aspect of my carbon footprint I’m going to try to be more conservative on the other portions of my carbon footprint, in order to be less harmful to the environment.